Saturday, August 18, 2007

Suffer from Arthritis?

If you suffer from arthritis and would be interested in participating in a distance healing study, researchers at the University of Edinburgh would like to hear from you. Skeptical participants are needed, as well as those who believe in distance healing. Participants will be asked to complete questionnaires three times over a three-month period. All participants will have the chance to receive distance healing, free of charge.

What is Distance Healing? Distance healing is a hypothesized form of healing intentionality occurring beyond the reach of the psychical senses, which appears to be unmediated by any demonstrable form of physical signal. It encompasses a broad range of healing practices. Broadly speaking, healers in this study will use forms of meditation in which the practitioner holds a compassionate intention to relieve the suffering of another.

Will I receive Distance Healing? Participants will be randomly assigned to a group. Half will receive distance healing; the other half will provide a comparison. Furthermore, half of the participants will know what group they have been assigned to, and the other half will not know what group they are in. You will be given the option, upon the completion of the research, to receive distance healing if you did not already receive it.

Who will see my completed questionnaires? Your questionnaires will be coded numerically, and measures are made so that the information provided is held in the strictest confidence and your identity is anonymous.

Will I be compensated for my time? Yes. You will receive £5 each time you complete a questionnaire packet, a total of £15.

If you are interested, please contact Alison Easter for further information and to see if you are eligible, by post, email or telephone.

The University of Edinburgh
7 George Square
Edinburgh, EH8 9JZ

Tel.: 0131 208 1084
Mobile: 0777 195 5892

1 comment:

michealjohnson50 said...

Arthritis literally means "inflammation of a joint".In some forms of arthritis such as osteoarthritis the inflammation arises because the smooth covering (articular cartilage) on the ends of bones become damaged or worn.Arthritis is a major cause of lost work time and serious disability for many people.Although arthritis is mainly a disease of adults, children may also have it.