A reader just alerted me to an article put out by MSNBC.com, reporting that “Hospital and doctor visits in the United States have surged by 20 percent in the past five years…” I read the piece with dismay for it seems people are suffering more and more, rather than less.
With the huge increase in money spent on healthcare, in the USA anyway, it seems people have more and more ailments to contend with. Some argue that it’s the aging baby boom population behind the increase in hospital visits. Maybe so, but the trend is still disheartening.
I remember an 88 year old woman, whom I befriended 20 years ago in my practice, who hadn’t been to a doctor in 50 years—ever since she had discovered Christian Science when she was 38. She has since passed on, but her experience was proof to me that it’s possible to stay healthy without endless medicines, prescriptions and hospital visits, even at a ripe old age. She had spiritual medicine, and it worked.
Everyone has the healing power of Spirit available to them. Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy, the textbook of Christian Science, explains how to find this healing power and put it into practice. Christian Science brings better long term results than any drug, and it has no negative side effects.
I pray that more people find Christian Science and put it to use. Its application will eliminate many of those visits to emergency rooms—and it’s a lot less devastating on one’s pocketbook.