Healing (literally meaning to make whole) is the process of the restoration of health to an unbalanced, diseased or damaged organism. Healing may be physical or psychological and not without the mutual reception of these two dimensions of human health. With respect to physical damage or disease suffered by an organism, healing involves the repair of living tissue, organs and the biological system as a whole and resumption of normal functioning. It is the process by which the cells in the body regenerate and repair to reduce the size of a damaged or necrotic area and replace it with new living tissue. The replacement can happen in two ways: by regeneration in which the necrotic cells are replaced by new cells that form similar tissue as was originally there; or by repair in which injured tissue is replaced with scar tissue. Most organs will heal using a mixture of both mechanisms.
In Psychiatry and Psychology, healing is the process by which neuroses and psychoses are resolved to the degree that the client is able to lead a normal or fulfilling existence without being overwhelmed by psychopathological phenomena. This process may involve psychotherapy, pharmaceutical treatment and increasingly traditional spiritual approaches.
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... Self-healing papular mucinosis is a skin condition caused by fibroblasts producing abnormally large amounts of mucopolysaccharides, and may present in adult and juvenile forms ... The juvenile variant is also called self-healing juvenile cutaneous mucinosis ...
... on what supporters believe to be divine healing of conditions such as cancer, deafness, diabetes, and paralysis ... Testimonies of miraculous healings were common at the Lakeland meetings ... The New Testament records many incidents of Jesus healing the sick, and belief in its contemporary practice is important for Pentecostal and charismatic Christians ...
... They are placed into open wounds healing on their own ... because the maggots only eat the necrotic tissue, thus cleaning out the wound and promoting healing ... The larvae used in therapy use secretions to increase efficacy of their healing properties ...
53°34′26″N 0°09′50″W / 53.573923°N 0.164021°W / 53.573923 -0.164021 Healing Sts Peter and Paul church, Healing Healing Population 2,606 (2001 ... shop and hairdressers, and is served by Healing railway station, on the Barton-Cleethorpes line, and a local bus service ... It has two schools, Healing Primary School and Healing Comprehensive ...
... The Dervish Healing Order serves as that aspect of the Sufi Ruhaniat International which maintains and promotes the vision of health and Divine Healing as presented by Hazrat ... The Dervish Healing Order is an initiatory order ... members have demonstrated their deep involvement in some aspect of healing, either toward self or others ...
Famous quotes containing the word healing:
“The words of kindness are more healing to a drooping heart than balm or honey.”
—Sarah Fielding (17101768)
“When pain of the world surrounds us with darkness and despair,
When searching just confounds us with false hopes evrywhere,
When lives are starved for meaning and destiny is bare,
We are called to follow Jesus and let Gods healing flow through us.”
—Jim Strathdee (20th century)
“Most blest believer he!
Who in that land of darkness and blind eyes
Thy long-expected healing wings could see,
When thou didst rise,
And what can never more be done
Did at midnight speak with the Sun!”
—Henry Vaughan (16221695)