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Self-Healing is a phrase that would be applied to the recovery process, often from psychological disturbances, and trauma related conditions, Self-Healing would be motivated by and directed by the patient, guided often only by instinct, but often with assistance from a qualified practitioner who has experience within the specific field that relates to that patients needs.


These types of treatment can encounter mixed fortunes due to its potentially amateur nature, so, as always, we would advise you to thoroughly investigate all methods before making use of them. Self-Motivation is seen as a major asset within the healing process, and can help a person to overcome a number of psychological and physical conditions.

The value of self-healing lies in its ability to be tailored to the unique experience and requirements of the individual, and the process can be helped and accelerated with introspection techniques, which would include some forms of Meditation.

Self healing may refer to automatic, homeostatic processes of the body that are controlled by physiological mechanisms inherent in the organism. These have been acknowledged for several hundreds of years.

Self-Healing properties can be aligned to systems or processes, which by nature or design can correct themselves, such as the regeneration of the skin after a small cut or scrape, or the healing of one's own broken bone, because once set, the bone will grow back into itself and heal. It is widely known that, an the living body repairs the damaged part by itself, the great question would be, how far can this go, is it simply a case of, once a person "gives up", so does the body?

Beyond the innate restorative capacities of the physical body, there are many factors of a psychological nature that can influence Self-Healing. Hippocrates Hippocrates, considered by many to be the father of medical treatment, observed: "The physician must be ready, not only to do his duty himself, but also to secure the co-operation of the patient, of the attendants and of externals". — Hippocrates [Aphorisms, in Hippocrates, trans. W. H. S. Jones (1931), Vol. 4, 99].

Self-healing may also be achieved through deliberately applied psychological methods. These approaches may improve the psychological and physical conditions of an individual. Research confirms that this can be achieved through numerous mechanisms, including relaxation, breathing exercises, fitness exercises, imagery, Meditation and various forms of psychotherapy, among other approaches.


Varieties of different methods for self-healing have been proposed, including;-

  1. Decreases in stress hormones that may impair physiological functions when there is chronic stress.
  2. Decreases in muscle tension, which can worsen or produce pains in muscles, tendons and joints when there is chronic muscle tension due to stress.
  3. Improved sleep that can be achieved through relaxation, which improves physiological functions.
  4. Improvements in emotional tensions, depression, anger and other emotions that can otherwise impair social relationships and functioning in the workplace, leading to vicious circles of increased psychological symptoms.

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Some relevant pages on Altopedia would include;-

  1. Diet Therapy
  2. Naturopathy
  3. Alternative Medicine
  4. Vitalism
  5. Alexander Technique
  6. Qi
  7. Music Therapy