Healing can take place in different forms. You cut your finger, your cut mends back closed and heals. You break a bone; your bones heal back together and become one again. Or bacteria invade your body and cause an infection. Eventually, your body will be able to recover from the infection and heal it via your immune system, even without drugs like antibiotics. (Yes, your body can heal without drugs!) Another example which may be surprising for some is this. Let’s say you have had so much stress and damage on your body over the years that it has led to a disease process (in other words your body is constantly experiencing more stress then healing on a daily basis). This is a very serious state of poor health. However, did you know that if you were able to somehow increase your body’s ability to heal so that it’s greater than the amount of stress you could reverse your disease process? I know this may open up a ton of questions, but don’t worry soon I will have a blog about this. In fact it will be my next one after this series about optimal functioning.
So you see, optimally functioning so that you can heal is extremely important. The more you are able to heal, the healthier you and your body will be. And like my other recent blogs, the question I again want to leave with you is this. What controls your body’s ability to heal and be healthy?
Dr. Tyler A. Kong