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Type: Journal article
Title: Understanding mind/body medicine from Muslim religious practices of Salat and Dhikr
Author: Saniotis, A.
Citation: Journal of Religion and Health, 2018; 57(3):849-857
Publisher: Springer
Issue Date: 2018
ISSN: 0022-4197
1573-6571
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Arthur Saniotis
Abstract: There has been an increasing medical interest in Muslim religious practices in promoting well-being. Central to Muslim religious practices are salat (prayer) and dhikr (chanting). These two religious forms may be argued as comprising elements of mind/body medicine due to their positive effect on the psychoneuroimmunological response. The aim of this article was to further understand the mind/body aspects of Muslim salat and dhikr.
Keywords: Al-tibb al-jismani; Al-Tibb al-Ruhani; BDNF; psycho-physical well-being
Rights: © Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
RMID: 0030022499
DOI: 10.1007/s10943-014-9992-2
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