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Marcelo Saad. MD, Ph.D (S. Paulo, Brazil) - Physician, board-certified in Rehabilitation Medicine and Acupuncture. Doctorate in Rehabilitation Sciences by the Federal University of S. Paulo. Current director of the Spiritist-Medical Association of S. Paulo. Coordinator of Research Department at the Brazilian Spiritist-Medical Association. As an independent researcher, he is also engaged in events organization, scientific publication, editorial collaborations with journals and books, technical lectures, and scholar tasks. His primary interest fields are religiosity in healthcare, anomalous phenomena of consciousness, and complementary spiritual therapies. 

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Edited BOOKS

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Scientific Production in ENGLISH (for all publications click here)

2023 - PAPER - Non-Ordinary Spiritual Experiences- some phenomena without a satisfactory explanation

2022 - PAPER - Signatures in mediumnic automatic writing - exploration of the resemblance with deceased's handwriting

2022 - PAPER - Shared Death Experiences: A Multicultural Survey.

2022 - BOOK - Spirituality and Mental Health: Exploring the Meanings of the Term "Spiritual"

2021 - PAPER - Advocating for the concept of spiritual health

2021 - PAPER - Spiritual Well-Being Affects Emotional and Physical Health

2021 - PAPER - Religion and health: most of times, an excellent combination

2021 - PAPER - A model of the spirit that could explain some anomalous phenomena of consciousness

2020 - PAPER - Spirituality and Healthcare: Common Grounds for Secular and Religious Worlds and Clinical Implications

2020 - PAPER - Spiritism and Health: A Narrative Appraisal of the Scientific Publication Growth from the Last 30 y.

2020 - PAPER - Should Spiritual Care Be Covered by Healthcare Insurance and Health Systems?

2019 - PAPER - Neurophysiological, cognitive-behavioral and neurochemical effects of transcendental meditation

2019 - Chapter - Spirituality, Religiousness and Physical Health: Scientific Evidence

2019 - Chapter - Acupuncture: What Controversies? What Pathways? 

2018 - PAPER - The Patient with Overestimated Faith, Expecting for a Miraculous Healing 

2017 - PAPER - The Soul – From a Religious-Philosophical Conjecture, Towards a Scientific-Medical Matter

2017 - PAPER - The Continuum of Mind-Body Interplay - From Placebo Effect to Unexplained Cures

2017 - PAPER - Spiritist Complementary Therapies - Ways for Future Integration to Medicine

2017 - PAPER - Potential Contribution of the Medical-Spiritist Model to a New Paradigm on Medicine

2017 - PAPER - Implications for public health of the religiosity-longevity relation. 

2017 - PAPER - Fading Away Borders Between Religion and Science: Proposal from the Spiritist Medical Model

2017 - PAPER - Are We Ready for a True Biopsychosocial–Spiritual Model? The Many Meanings of “Spiritual”

2016 - PAPER - Programs of Religious/Spiritual Support in Hospitals - Five "Whies" and Five "Hows"

2015 - PAPER - Toward the Concept of ‘Spiritist Chaplaincy’

2015 - PAPER - Poor Results in Pain Management: Suggestion for How to Interpret Them

2015 - PAPER - Informal Mind–Body Techniques [Irritable Bowel Syndrome]

2015 - Chapter - Distant Healing Techniques and Distant Intercessory Prayer - A Tentative Scientific Conciliation

2012 - Chapter - Distant Healing by the Supposed Vital Energy – Scientific Bases​

2012 - Chapter - Complementary Therapies – Considerations Before Recommend, Tolerate or Proscribe​
2012 - Chapter - Spiritual-Religious Coping – Health Services Empowering Patients’ Resources.​

2011 - Chapter - Acupuncture for Inpatients in General Hospitals – Special Features of this Service​

2009 - PAPER - Why Medical Acupuncture?​

2009 - PAPER - Integration of acupuncture for out- and inpatients in general hospital in Brazil

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