Believing (faith or hypnosis) that impacts on the healing of warts performed by neurophysiological mediators
Main Article Content
Introduction: Faith and hypnosis methods are applied in many experimental cancer treatments. Practices of religious and psychological healing have a major role in the recovery of tumors. Healing warts by prayer has been used for years, particularly in the Turkish society.
The Hypothesis: This hypothesis maintains that believing is one of the key concepts in the recovery of tumors and also focuses on the effect of believing on the recovery of warts.
Evaluation Hypothesis: Believing people, nerve, endocrine and immune system is activated. NK and T cells in the periphery through destruction and healing takes place in all tissues. According to our hypothesis here with us for is to believe the actual trigger. Both the prayer and the hypnosis method, in terms of cancer improvement, have been shown in many publications in the literature and have brought a new dimension to cancer recovery.
Conclusion: We hypothesize that believing (prayer or hypnosis) can be effective of the healing of warts through the stimulation of the immune system.
National Center For Complementary and alternative medicine. What is complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)? Publication No. D156. 2002, URL: http://nccam.nih.gov/health/whatiscam/ (accessed 30 January 2008).
Magin PJ, Adams J, Heading GS, Pond DC, Smith W. Complementary and alternative medicine therapies in acne, psoriasis, and atopic eczema: results of a qualitative study of patients’ experiences and perceptions. J Altern Complement Med, 2006, 12: 451–457.
Gönül M, Gül U, Cakmak SK, Kiliç S. Unconventional medicine in dermatology outpatients in Turkey. Int J Dermatol, 2009, 48(6):639-44.
Benson H., Dusek J. A., Sherwood J. B., et al. Study of the therapeutic effects of intercessory prayer (STEP) in cardiac bypass patients: A multicenter randomized trial of uncertainty and certainty of receiving intercessory prayer. American Heart Journal, 2006, 151(4): 934–942.
Hoşrik EM, Cüceloğlu AE, Erpolat S. Therapeutic Effects of Islamic Intercessory Prayer on Warts. J Relig Health, 2014, Feb 18. [Epub ahead of print]
Bilgili SG, Ozkol HU, Karadag AS, Calka O.The use of complementary and alternative medicine among dermatology outpatients in Eastern Turkey. Hum Exp Toxicol, 2014, 33(2):214-21.
Ewin DM. Hypnotherapy for warts (verruca vulgaris): 41 consecutive cases with 33 cures. Am J Clin Hypn, 1992, 35(1):1-10.
Barabasz A, Higley L, Christensen C, Barabasz M. Efficacy of hypnosis in the treatment of human papillomavirus (HPV) in women: rural and urban samples. Int J Clin Exp Hypn 2010, 58(1):102-21.
Levin J. How faith heals: a theoretical model. Explore (NY). 2009, 5(2):77-96.
Castellani ML, Galzio RJ, Felaco P, Tripodi D, Toniato E, De Lutiis MA, Conti F, Fulcheri M, Conti C, Theoharides TC, Caraffa A, Antinolfi P, Felaco M, Tete S, Pandolfi F, Shaik-Dasthagirisaheb YB. VEGF, substance P and stress, new aspects: a revisited study. J Biol Regul Homeost Agents, 2010, 24(3):229-37.
Hurwitz EL, Morgenstern H. Immediate and longterm effects of immune stimulation: hypothesis linking the immune response to subsequent physical and psychological wellbeing. Med Hypotheses, 2001, 56(6):620-4.
Panzer A. Depression or cancer: the choice between serotonin or melatonin? Med Hypotheses, 1998, 50(5):385-7.
Ben-Eliyahu S, Page GG, Schleifer SJ. Stress, NK cells, and cancer: Still a promissory note. Brain Behav Immun, 2007, 21(7):881-7.
Lissoni P, Messina G, Balestra A, Colciago M, Brivio F, Fumagalli L, Fumagalli G, Parolini D.Efficacy of cancer chemotherapy in relation to synchronization of cortisol rhythm, immune status and psychospiritual profile in metastatic non-small cell lung cancer. In Vivo, 2008, 22(2):257-62.
Lugović-Mihić L, Ljubesić L, Mihić J, Vuković-Cvetković V, Troskot N, Situm M. Psychoneuroimmunologic aspects of skin diseases. Acta Clin Croat, 2013, 52(3):337-45.
Leiding JW, Holland SM. Warts and all: human papillomavirus in primary immunodeficiencies. J Allergy Clin Immunol, 2012, 130(5):1030-48.
Cooper EL. The immune system and complementary and alternative medicine. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med, 2007, 4(Suppl 1):5-8.