So my doctor always says this, “Whatever works, works” And he is right! Everything heals with time, and the fact that it might break and tear again does not invalidate that. However, some actions we take can speed up healing. Therefore I have a bag of tricks… coping mechanisms, from recording uplifting videos, to journaling,
My weight fluctuates like the stock market…it starts with a well intentioned diet slow digesting carbs, lean meats lots of greens.
There are a lot of studies on it… you can just type…the effects of prayer on the brain…and see the evidence and make your own conclusions.
However, as much as I know prayer heals, I will never advocate not seeing a doctor and neither will any priest I know.