Archangel Raphael’s name means “God heals” or “God has healed”, based upon the Hebrew word rapha, which means doctor or healer. Raphael is a powerful healer of physical bodies, both for humans and for animals. Archangel Raphael not only conducts spiritual healing work upon the ill but also guides healers in knowing which treatment to use on their patients. In addition, he helps would-be healers with their education as well as assisting them in establishing their healing practices. Archangels Raphael and Michael often work together to release negative spirits and escort away lower energies from people and places.