Can spirituality beat cancer?
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When Nancy Mramor learned she had leukemia nearly six years ago, the Pittsburgh-based licensed psychologist turned to mind-body medicine to help herself become well. She refers to the mind-body approach as spiritual fitness and used various techniques, including prayer, faith, and visualization during her struggle with the disease.
“A big part of physical healing is attitude and faith,” said Mramor, who holds a Ph.D. and has worked in private practice, schools, and hospitals for over 30 years, and appears monthly on KDKA-TV’s “Pittsburgh Today Live” as a regular contributor. “If you have a strong attitude and faith that you will recover, the brain sends a message to the body that you will heal. Visualizing yourself in a healthy condition sends a message to the body to lead you in that direction.”
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