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Can spiritual healing fight cancer?

Can spiritual healing fight cancer?

No objective : Evidence. Spirituality may help a person deal with difficult issues, but there is no objective evidence that it can "fight" cancer. ...Read more

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Is spiritual healing effective?

Is spiritual healing effective?

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

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Please help docs! is reiki energy healing a good form of alternative healing?

Please help docs! is reiki energy healing a good form of alternative healing?

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

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Can alcholol delay healing in pilonidal wound healing?

Can alcholol delay healing in pilonidal wound healing?

Possibly: Large amounts of alcohol can cause nutritional deficiencies or cause liver failure which both can affect normal wound healing. ...Read more

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How does aromatherapy work in wound healing?

How does aromatherapy work in wound healing?

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 more

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Medicine, traditional chinese medicine, chiropractic manipulation, and energy healing --which is legit?

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

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Tips for quick healing deep foot laceration?

Tips for quick healing deep foot laceration?

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 more

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How can magnetic therapy assist healing of injuries?

How can magnetic therapy assist healing of injuries?

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

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Can meditation really help improve lung health?

Can meditation really help improve lung health?

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 more

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How to speed up wound healing with vitamins?

How to speed up wound healing with vitamins?

Wound healing: Typically vitamin c and zinc aid in wound healing. Would also recommend high protein diet and no tobacco use. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter medicine can help speed up healing of an open wound?

What over-the-counter medicine can help speed up healing of an open wound?

Clean and cover.: Wash with soap and water and rinse well. Pat dry gently. Cover with a clean bandage. Seek medical help if the area becomes red, hot, swollen or drains pus. ...Read more

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Does bactroban/mupirocin promote healing of wounds? Does it help them heal quicker?

Does bactroban/mupirocin promote healing of wounds? Does it help them heal quicker?

Wound: Bactroban/Mupirocin are topical antibiotics. If the skin is infected then it will help the wound to heal. If no infection is present then Aquaphor ointment applied twice a day is most effective. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture or massage help a torn tendon heal?

Can acupuncture or massage help a torn tendon heal?

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 more

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Are deep breathing exercises beneficial to increase lung capacity?

Are deep breathing exercises beneficial to increase lung capacity?

Lung capacity: To some degree, yes. But this is limited to the physical capacity of the lungs. Cardiopulmary function may improve as well. ...Read more

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What vitamins promote healing?

What vitamins promote healing?

Many: Vitamin c, d, e, k ... Many vitamins promote healing. For some good advice on vitamins and the proper dosage for your particular needs you may want to see a naturopathic doctor or a md or do whose practice advocates vitamins and or supplements. ...Read more

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Can doing cardio exercise delay the healing of rib fractures?

Can doing cardio exercise delay the healing of rib fractures?

Depends on: how vigorous you exercise. But if it is causing little or no pain, it is probably ok to continue. ...Read more

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Does brain skills improve a lot (eg: memorizing speed, ability to understand) with progressive studying?what are other ways to improve skills?

Does brain skills improve a lot (eg: memorizing speed, ability to understand) with progressive studying?what are other ways to improve skills?

Cognitive skills: If you doc has ruled out medical conditions, see a book by Brant Courtright, PhD called "The Neurogenesis Diet and Lifestyle." It provides way to help the brain continue to grow, something we didn't think it could do not too many years ago. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Wounds over healing cause?

Wounds over healing cause?

Keloid: If a wound heals uneventfully (not evidence of infection) but forms a thick rope like pink colored scar it may represent keloid. The formation of keloid is, in most circumstances genetically defined. ...Read more

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Why do healing wounds itch?

Why do healing wounds itch?

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 more

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Anyone power with healing touch?

Anyone power with healing touch?

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

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Are healing and curing the same extent?

Are healing and curing the same extent?

Not really: Healing is when a injury returns to normal where as a cure requires correction of the underlying cause. For example patients with crohn's may have healing but it is not a cure. ...Read more

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How do you know when jock inch is healing?

How do you know when jock inch is healing?

No itching: The skin will become normal and your itch will stop ...Read more

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Why do cuts itch so bad when they are healing?

Why do cuts itch so bad when they are healing?

Special nerves: There are special nerves in the skin that send a signal to the brain that an area of the skin is being irritated in a way that would be perceived as being itchy. ...Read more

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What's a way to expedite my wounds healing time?

What's a way to expedite my wounds healing time?

Depends: On the wound extent location. See a wound care specialist. Wash with soap and water. Apply a wound care product. Cover it. Don't let it dry out. ...Read more

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Broken humorous is not healing. What should I do?

Broken humorous is not healing. What should I do?

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

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Is it normal that I have somewhat of a healing gift?

Is it normal that I have somewhat of a healing gift?

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

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How can the body know when to start and stop healing?

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

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What should be the added food during healing of a body?

What should be the added food during healing of a body?

Balanced: The best diet to promote healing is one that is well-balanced with fat, protein and carbohydrates and has the appropriate caloric content. ...Read more

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What does a "slow healing wound" mean? How slow is slow?

What does a "slow healing wound" mean? How slow is slow?

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

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Do the majority of the plants we see have healing properties?

Do the majority of the plants we see have healing properties?

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

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What is the ancient healing that is used in the korean society?

Which One?: Qua sha is a form of scraping which can be very helpful for healing some muscular problems. ...Read more

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How does keeping a wound moist lead to faster and safer healing?

How does keeping a wound moist lead to faster and safer healing?

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

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What is it about certain plants that give them healing properties?

What is it about certain plants that give them healing properties?

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

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I am typr 2diabetic would this slow healing a scrape takes a month& half to heal?

I am typr 2diabetic would this slow healing a scrape takes a month& half to heal?

Diabetic wound: Because diabetes causes you to be prone to infection, anything that doesn't seem to be healing correctly should be a concern. I'd strongly suggest you let your doctor take a good look at that scrape and make a recommendation on how to treat it for you. ...Read more

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Is it better to cover wounds with bandages or expose the wounds to air for the best healing?

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 more

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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?

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