Marcelo Saad is a physician, board-certified in acupuncture. He has a doctorate in Rehabilitation Sciences by the Federal University of S. Paulo (Brazil). He is current director of the Spiritist-Medical Association of SãoS. Paulo. Besides his work as a physician in private practice, he is also engaged in 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 spiritual therapies.