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It depends: It depends on what you mean by healing, and what conditions you're talking about. Healing can be without cure. Cure happens @ level of biology, involving eradication of disease. It can be "done to" the person. Healing happens @ level of a whole person, & is an active, inner process of becoming whole -- relating well with all parts of self (mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual) and others. ...Read more
Additional healing: As with anything else, it depends upon what condition one is wishing to heal. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. This in itself is beneficial in addressing pain and reducing stress, which can aggravate most illnesses and diseases. ...Read more
Minimal: Although psychological issues may complicate wound healing and aromatherapy may have therapeutic benefits, the actual use of this in organized wound care is unusual. Many different aromatherapy compounds are used for a variety of conditions, but none that i know are specific for wound healing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medicine, traditional chinese medicine, chiropractic manipulation, and energy healing --which is legit?
All legit at times: Obviously "medicine is "legit" but that does not mean it is the only valid approach & many conditions are not helped much by conventional medicine.There is scientific research confirming that tcm, chir. And energy healing can be beneficial, but it depends on the condition. Like medicine, each of these can each help some conditions more than others & some practitioners are more skilled than others. ...Read more
Wound care: It is impertive that your tetanus is up to date and the wound has been thouroughly cleansed. In general. Clean, moist wounds whose edges are well approximated under minimal tension will tend to produce optimal scarring. Gentle cleansing of a contaminated wound with subsequent moist dressings will general produce the least prominent scar. Scar massage/pressure/occlusion may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not shown to help: The magnetic therapy products available to consumers have not been proven to help injuries. Little magnets are sometimes sewn into elastic braces. The elastic braces may help support one's limbs or joints, but magnets do not provide any additional benefits. However, life is very subjective, so if a person believes he is doing more to heal his injuries by using magnets, he may "see" faster healing. ...Read more
No: No meditation nor any natural known substance has proved to improve lung function. Meditation as any associated maneauver can help the persons to understand their inner energy. Also to be calm & rational on responses as well as learn to understand your body better. Also to improve your response to different reactions, your limitations & attributes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Feels good: But, i don't see how it will help the tendon heal. Ideally, you would want to make sure both of the torn ends are placed back together if possible. There are other repair methods in case the tendon has retracted but this is something you need to see a podiatrist or foot and ankle orthopedist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bio oil: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
Is massage and facial exercises encouraged for hypertonicity post Bell's palsy healing or can it slow healing process. 5 months post bells?
Does brain skills improve a lot (eg: memorizing speed, ability to understand) with progressive studying?what are other ways to improve skills?
Histamine release: Whenever tissue is subject to trauma, the body initiates an inflammatory response as part of the healing process. Several different types of cells are released into the bloodstream and make their way to the wound where healing is initiated. Among these are mast cells which release histamine. It is the histamine which causes the wound to itch. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Healing Touch: Healing touch is an energy therapy in which practitioners consciously use their hands in a heart-centered and intentional way. Practitioners may be nurses, massage therapists, or from other healing backgrounds. It is non-invasive, non-toxic, and has some research done with it as well. For more information, check this web site: http://tinyurl.Com/yhzm3rf good luck! ...Read more
Discuss w. ortho dr: You must be under an orthopedic dr.. Most common treatment for a non-displaced humerus fracture is a modified sling around neck & lower arm, allowing elbow to hang. Pinning may be required for fractures with displacement of brocken ends &/or non healing. Your orthopedist is best person to advise. However, always consider 2nd. Opinion if you, or spouse, think it necessary! good luck. ...Read more
Healing gift: We are all born with a healing gift.When we are young it is much easier to heal and as we get older the healing power of the body somewhat slows down.When we get hurt, or sustain a cut, our body tries to heal by itself except when the injuries are severe and deep and we seek medical care to help and to prevent the complications.But there is still healing there, so enjoy the gift. ...Read more
Complex process: Our bodies have many systems that constantly monitor the status. When something unusual is identified, many process commence including increasing the presence of antibodies, fighting white cells, increased blood flow to the area and much, much more. As this problem gets better, the body will turn down the intensity of the reactions via ongoing monitoring. The complexity makes healing easy. ...Read more
Slow healing wound: Our body has an innate ability to heal and most of simple wounds heal without any complications.But some wounds are slow to heal either due to complications of the wound, depth, infection etc and it takes longer to heal.It can also be due to other medical conditions like diabetes, varicose veins and poor state of health of the person.How slow is variable from few days to few weeks and months. ...Read more
Not neccasarily: Remember that plants develop their own special properties as they evolve to assure their survival, not for our purposes. Poison ivy is something that is very common but it is not something commonly used to heal. Many plants have effects that actually slow down or stop healing. I do not recommend you go into the forest and start eating what you see. There is research on those plants that can help. ...Read more
Which One?: Qua sha is a form of scraping which can be very helpful for healing some muscular problems. ...Read more
Crisp cells die: A wound heals best in the environment found just under the skin. Cells are destroyed when they dry out. They are also harmed if too wet, think dish pan hands. Keeping a wound at an ideal moisture level results in the best cell division and migration as well as providing the best environment to lay down the structural protein collagen which grows new blood vessels and decreases scarring. ...Read more
Simply Complex: Like humans, plants are composed of many intricate systems and chemicals that work in many ways. In humans, missing a single chemical can slow down/stop healing. It is reasonable to expect that in the complex ways humans heal and the complex ways that plants grow and thrive, that there would be some overlap of chemicals that both species create that the other needs to survive. Co2/o2 for example. ...Read more
Wound healing: In the wound care world, we do not like air exposure. One of the foundations is moist healing of a wound using the best product that you can. 'best' depends on where the wound is located and what type of drainage in coming from the wound. Your local wound center should be able to assist you with the correct product. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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Is it a good sign that a graze is starting to itch is it healing if so how long more will the cuts be there?
Yes: Itching is a sign that your injury is healing. It happens usually when the injury scabs over. Usually if the graze is superficial and not very deep then it should heal in about a week. If it is deeper, then it probably will take longer even up to a couple of weeks. As long as the surrounding area does not turn red and become more painful you should be fine. ...Read more