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mental healing

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(Alternative Belief Systems) the healing of a disorder by mental concentration or suggestion
mental healer n
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Seeking a cure for her chronic iii health, she traveled to Portland, Maine, to consult a mental healer by the name of Phineas P.
Not unlike hydropathy and homeopathy, naturopathy drew from the ranks of German healers, philosophical idealists, spiritual and mental healers, vegetarians, botanics, antivaccination and antivivisectionists, and individualists who rejected authority, including licensing, in their endorsement of "every man his own physician." Emerging at a time when conventional medicine was not much different from other "panthies," and had yet to absorb modern science and bacteriology, naturopathy fed off the public's disdain for conventional medicine's heavy-handed efforts to standardize and professionalize itself as the lone repository of medical truth.