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Used prayer for: Seizures

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For sample adults age 18+ in 2002 who had a healing ritual or sacrament performed for their own health or treatment in the past 12 months (PRARITYR) and had used healing rituals/sacraments to treat a specific health problem or condition (PRATREAT), PRATSEIZ indicates whether the person had used healing rituals/sacraments to treat seizures.

Related Variables

Seizures, was one of 74 possible specific conditions that sample adults (but not sample children) could report treating with healing rituals/sacraments.


The other such conditions are:

  • arthritis, lupus, or fibromyalgia (PRATARTHLF, 2002 only)
  • bowel problems and constipation (PRATBOWL, 2002 only)
  • head or chest cold (PRATCOLD, 2002 only)
  • congestive heart failure (PRATCONGHF, 2002 only)
  • coronary heart disease (PRATCORON, 2002 only)
  • other nerve damage, CTS (PRATCTS, 2002 only)
  • benign tumors or cysts (PRATCYST, 2002 only)
  • fracture or joint injury (PRATFRACT, 2002 only)
  • gynecologic problem (PRATGYN, 2002 only)
  • irregular heartbeat (PRATIRRH, 2002 only)
  • stomach or intestinal illness (PRATINTEST, 2002 only)
  • poor circulation in legs (PRATLCIRC, 2002 only)
  • macular degeneration (PRATMACD, 2002 only)
  • allergy to medication (PRATMALL, 2002 only)
  • migraine and severe headache (PRATMIG, 2002 only)
  • circulation problem (not in leg) (PRATNLCIRC, 2002 only)
  • other developmental problem (PRATODD, 2002 only)
  • other heart condition (PRATOHART, 2002 only)
  • other lung or breathing problem (PRATOLUNG, 2002 only)
  • osteoporosis or tendinitis (PRATOSTEO, 2002 only)
  • Parkinson's disease (PRATPARK, 2002 only)
  • mental retardation (PRATRET, 2002 only)
  • skin problems--adults (PRATSKINA, 2002 only)
  • varicose veins, hemorrhoids (PRATVEIN, 2002 only)

For most of the alternative health treatment modalities, the treatment of seizures was reported for both 2002 and 2007. For one modality--healing rituals/sacraments--treatment of seizures (and 73 other conditions) was reported in 2002 only. For two of the modalities--hypnosis and movement techniques--treatment of seizures (and 115 other conditions) was included in 2007 only. (See HYPYR and MOVALEXYR for more information.) Analysts interested in the treatment of seizures by alternative therapies other than healing rituals/sacraments should see PRARITYR for the full list of alternative medicine treatments, as well as for a summary of healing ritual-related questions and definitions.


PRATSEIZ is only available for 2002. Survey participants were asked about their use of most of the alternative health modalities to treat seizures in 2007, but they were not asked about using healing rituals/sacraments to seizures or most other specific health conditions in 2007.


  • 2002: Sample adults age 18+ who have had a healing ritual or sacrament performed for their own health or treatment during the past 12 months and have used this healing ritual or sacrament to treat a specific health problem or condition.


  • 2002