Hack Tuke, Daniel – Healing - Asthma cured by powerful emotions of fear
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
As described in Illustrations Of The Influence Of The Mind Upon The Body In Health And Disease, Designed To Elucidate The Action Of The Imagination - Daniel Hack Tuke, M.D., M.R.C.P.,
CHAPTER XVI. INFLUENCE OF MENTAL STATES UPON DISORDERS OF SENSATION, MOTION, AND THE ORGANIC FUNCTIONS.
SECTION III. — Influence of Mental States upon Disorders involving- the Involuntary Muscles and the Organic Functions.
Dr. Moore gives the following: "An officer in the Indian army was confined to his bed by asthma, and could only breathe in an erect posture; but a party of Mahrattas broke into the camp, and fearing certain death, he sprang out with amazing activity, mounted his horse, and used his sword with great execution, although the day before he could not draw it from its scabbard" (The Power of the Soul over the Body. By Dr. Moore. 1846, p. 309).