FAQs

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What is a Christian Science Practitioner?

When a person is in the midst of a crisis or a challenge (be it physical, emotional, financial, or other) it is sometimes difficult for them to keep their own thought uplifted, and therefore in harmony with God, divine goodness, the healing Principle that brings life into harmony and wholeness.  A Christian Science Practitioner is a person who has been trained in using, and is experienced in applying, the spiritual, metaphysical healing techniques and prayer that were used by the ancient biblical prophets, taught by Jesus, and explained by Mary Baker Eddy in her primary work, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.

A practitioner will pray or provide Christian Science Treatment with you, or for you, until your situation is healed or you are ready to continue treatment yourself by further uplifting your consciousness on your own.

What is Christian Science Treatment?

Christian Science treatment is a specific kind of prayer which relies on the healing power of God. It relies on the Truth of God’s omnipotence and man’s oneness with the perfect God. This healing power (or Christ) is manifested as one aligns thought with the perfect Principle that creates and governs all.

When Christian Science treatment is requested, the patient has given permission for the practitioner to prayerfully treat his or her state of thought. Christian Science treatment may be requested by the person
desiring healing or by someone else on that person’s behalf if that person has given their consent.

No two treatments are ever the same. The applications of divine Principle are literally infinite. Every case is unique.

Treatments can be given over the phone, in person, or via written or electronic correspondence. Healing is through prayer alone, no physical manipulation or medication is used.

If you are using medications or a special diet in relation to this or any other problem you are facing, it is suggested that you consider requesting prayer for support, rather than Christian Science treatment. See the question, “What if I want prayer, but not Christian Science treatment?” below.

In Christian Science treatment, the patient is in control of their treatment and the patient determines the length of the treatment, although healing is expected in one treatment. All communications between the patient and practitioner are entirely confidential.

Is Christian Science treatment recognized by the IRS as a medical expense?

Christian Science Practitioner is listed on IRS Publication 502 at this link (http://www.irs.gov/publications/p502/) as an “includible” medical expense for tax purposes.

Also, if your company uses IRS Publication 502 (as many companies do) to establish what expenses that can be made against your Cafeteria Plan, Flex Medical Plan, or Health Savings Account (HSA) you may be able to draw from those accounts to pay for your Christian Science Treatment.

However, the patient  is responsible for all payments to the CS Practitioner and the  interactions with their insurance providers or Cafeteria,  Flex,  or HSA plan administrators to get reimbursement.

 

 

Is Christian Science treatment covered by health insurance?

Some insurance plans do cover Christian Science Treatment that is given by a Christian Science Journal listed Christian Science practitioner.  I am a Christian Science Journal listed practitioner, so call your insurance company to find out if they do cover Christian Science treatment.

Christian Science treatment is listed on IRS Publication 502 at this link (http://www.irs.gov/publications/p502/) as an “includible” medical expense for tax purposes, so if your employer uses IRS Publication 502 (as many companies do) to establish what expenses that can be made against your Cafeteria Plan, Flex Medical Plan, or Health Savings Account (HSA) you may be able to draw from those accounts to pay for your Christian Science Treatment.

Note: The patient  is responsible for all payments to me and for interactions with their insurance providers or other plan administrators to get reimbursement.

Can I be healed without being seen?

Treatments can be given over the phone, in person, or via written or electronic correspondence. Healing is through prayer alone, no physical manipulation or medication is used.

Who does the healing?

God, the Sustaining Infinite, always does the healing through the power of the Christ.

What are your study tools?

I use The Holy Bible (usually the King James Version) and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, together with other writings by Mary Baker Eddy as the basis of my study, treatment, and prayer. For more information about Science and Health, click here.

What if I want general prayer, but not Christian Science treatment?

One may prefer to request prayer, rather than Christian Science treatment, if they are already being treated by the medical establishment or if they are self-treating by using over-the-counter medication, herbs or diet.

In this case I would pray about the situation rather than treating a specific person. Prayer about a situation may be requested by anyone and it is not designed to treat any specific person’s state of thought.

What kinds of things can I ask you to pray about?

If you are concerned about something, you may ask me for Christian Science treatment or for prayer related to it.

I have been asked in the past for prayerful help with problems such as addiction,  illness, injury, fear, relationship issues, financial issues,  emotional issues,  legal issues, and employment, job or supply related issues.

Will you pray for me?

I will pray for anyone who is sincerely seeking a better understanding of God as omnipotent good and who has a desire for spiritual healing.

Every patient should have a Bible and copy of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.  Bibles are readily available, but if you don’t have a copy of Science and Health let me know and I will be happy to send you one.