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Spirituality – The Key To Health

By Dr K K Aggarwal
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To stay healthy, one needs to eat right, get plenty of exercise and rest, and avoid bad habits such as smoking. But, now it is said that “what you believe in” can have a big impact on health and longevity. There have been a lot of studies that show how patients with strong spirituality can improve their health from a variety of chronic conditions, like hypertension, heart disease, recover from surgery, and more.Research indicates there are real health benefits from spirituality:

  1. People with high levels of religious beliefs or spirituality have lower cortisol responses. Cortisol is a hormone the body releases in response to stress.
  2. Positive thinking produces nearly a 30% drop in perception of pain.
  3. Spirituality and the practice of religion have recently been associated with a slower progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
  4. Those who regularly attend organized religious activities may live longer than those who dont. Regular participation lowers mortality rate by about 12% a year.
  5. People undergoing cardiac rehabilitation are more confident and perceive greater improvements in their physical abilities if they have a strong faith.
  6. Increased levels of spirituality and religious faith may help substance abusers kick their habit.
  7. Spirituality stimulates the relaxation response. When the body is relaxed, the heart rate, blood pressure and breathing rate all go down, which decrease the bodys stress response.
  8. Spirituality can affect immune system function. Spirituality, faith, church attendance improve immune function in ways that can be measured, like an increase in white blood cells.
  9. Prayer heals the heart.
  10. Positive talking and thinking in the ICU produces better results.

Spirituality is what brings you peace and safety. It can be achieved through God or Goddess, nature, a beautiful sunset, a meditation, Pranayama, religious meeting, chanting, mind body relaxation, etc. Spirituality is something that can help all the way from promoting wellness to helping with recovery.

Positive Attitudes

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All those out there who feel you are at your wits end wondering how things don’t ever work out for you, can now relax and dwell on all those failures that life has taken you through and turn failure into success.

• Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure. But it does mean you haven’t succeeded yet.  • Failure doesn’t mean you have accomplished nothing. It does mean you have learned something.  • Failure doesn’t mean you have been foolish. It does mean you had a lot of faith.  • Failure doesn’t mean you’ve been discouraged. It does mean you were willing to try.  • Failure doesn’t mean you don’t to do. It does mean you have to do it in a different way.  • Failure doesn’t mean you are inferior. It does mean you are not perfect.  • Failure doesn’t mean you have wasted your life. It does mean you have a reason to start afresh.  • Failure doesn’t mean you should give up. It does mean you must try harder.  • Failure doesn’t mean you’ll never make it. It does mean it will take a little longer.  • Failure doesn’t mean God has abandoned you. It does mean God has a better idea.

(Disclaimer: The views expressed in this write up are my own).

Signs of Spiritual Awakening

By Dr K K Aggarwal
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All those out there who feel you are at your wits end wondering how things don t ever work out for you can now relax and dwell on all those failures that life has taken you through and turn failure into success. Failure doesn t mean you are a failure. But it does mean you haven t succeeded yet. Failure doesn t mean you have accomplished nothing. It does mean you have learned something. Failure doesn t mean you have been a foolish. It does mean you had a lot of faith. Failure doesn t mean you ve been discouraged. It does mean you were willing to try. Failure doesn t mean you don t know what to do. It does mean you have to do it in a different way. Failure doesn t mean you are inferior. It does mean you are not perfect. Failure doesn t mean you have wasted your life. It does mean you have a reason to start afresh. Failure doesn t mean you should give up. It does mean you must try harder. Failure doesn t mean you ll never make it. It does mean it will take a little longer. Failure doesn t mean God has abandoned you. It does mean God has a better idea. Disclaimer The views expressed in this write up are my own .

Positive Attitudes

By Dr K K Aggarwal
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All those out there who feel you are at your wits end wondering how things don t ever work out for you can now relax and dwell on all those failures that life has taken you through and turn failure into success. 1. Failure doesn t mean you are a failure. But it does mean you haven t succeeded yet. 2. Failure doesn t mean you have accomplished nothing. It does mean you have learned something. 3. Failure doesn t mean you have been foolish. It does mean you had a lot of faith. 4. Failure doesn t mean you ve been discouraged. It does mean you were willing to try. 5. Failure doesn t mean you don t to do. It does mean you have to do it in a different way. 6. Failure doesn t mean you are inferior. It does mean you are not perfect. 7. Failure doesn t mean you have wasted your life. It does mean you have a reason to start afresh. 8. Failure doesn t mean you should give up. It does mean you must try harder. 9. Failure doesn t mean you ll never make it. It does mean it will take a little longer. 10. Failure doesn t mean God has abandoned you. It does mean God has a better idea. Disclaimer The views expressed in this write up are my own .

Positive Attitudes

By Dr K K Aggarwal
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All those out there who feel you are at your wits’ end wondering how things don’t ever work out for you, can now relax and dwell on all those failures that life has taken you through and turn failure into success. 1. Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure. But it does mean you haven’t succeeded yet. 2. Failure doesn’t mean you have accomplished nothing. It does mean you have learned something. 3. Failure doesn’t mean you have been a foolish. It does mean you had a lot of faith. 4. Failure doesn’t mean you’ve been discouraged. It does mean you were willing to try. 5. Failure doesn’t mean you don’t know what to do. It does mean you have to do it in a different way. 6. Failure doesn’t mean you are inferior. It does mean you are not perfect. 7. Failure doesn’t mean you have wasted your life. It does mean you have a reason to start afresh. 8. Failure doesn’t mean you should give up. It does mean you must try harder. 9. Failure doesn’t mean you’ll never make it. It does mean it will take a little longer. 10. Failure doesn’t mean God has abandoned you. It does mean God has a better idea. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this write up are entirely my own.

Inaugurating a symposium on prayer, faith, meditation and healing, Prof. B.M. Hegde, Chairman Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan, Mangalore Kendra said that every hospital should have a prayer room where people from every religion can pray.

The symposium was organised by Heart Care Foundation of India jointly with Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan at Bhawan’s Auditorium and was participated by speakers from various religions.

Moderating the session, Padma Shri & Dr. BC Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India said that often doctors get request from the patients and relations either to let them pray or have the doctors pray for them or with them. There are studies which show that prayer has a positive healing effect.

Dr. Aggarwal said that both prayer and meditation shifts one from sympathetic to parasympathetic mode and helps in healing. Positive faith in doctors and drugs also has a healing effect.

In a joint statement Mr. Ashok PradhanMr. G C GarekhanMr. J Veeraraghavanfrom Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan said that spiritually religions and cultural beliefs always play significant role in the lives of patients who are seriously ill and dying. They said that the wishes of the dying patients and their relations should be respected and their spiritual needs must be taken care of.

On the subject of praying with the patients Rev. Ivan Moses said that in Christianity dying patient’s request for the healthcare professional to pray with him or her is usually honoured. If the doctor is uncomfortable with the request to pray with the patient, he or she can sit by in silence as the patient prays in the patient’s language and tradition.

Maulana Dr. Mufti Mohammad Ahmad said that in Islam doctors may pray for patients and they are encouraged to. Islam also believes that patients should not only pray for themselves but also for other fellow patients.

Prof. Sunil Kumar and Dr Nirmal Jit Singh said that in Hinduism and Sikhism there are no specific guidelines issued to physicians praying together with the patients. But both religions believe in prayers when the person is sick.

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