2 min|Dr. Maya Kuczma
4 Natural Ways to Promote Healing of InjuriesHealth
Whether you are dealing with a recent or chronic injury, there are many strategies we can take to naturally promote healing.
Here are four strategies that we incorporate into a treatment plan:
Establish a Healthy Foundation
Many things are required to create an optimal environment for healing to occur. The body needs adequate hydration, a nutrient-dense diet, rest, and fresh air in order to heal injuries. Additionally, ability to heal is greatly influenced by psychological factors such as a feeling of safety and a positive outlook. By incorporating healthy habits that nurture mind, body, and spirit, you establish the strong foundation the body requires for healing.
Treat Underlying Conditions
Underlying conditions can interfere with healing, either by interfering with your body’s ability to clear toxins, impeding your ability to absorb vitamins and minerals essential for healing, or diverting energy away from healing processes. In order to fully support the healing process, the full body – inside and out – needs to be assessed, and underlying conditions treated.
Ensure Proper Alignment
Structural misalignment greatly influences range of motion, pain, and ability for an injury to heal. In order to encourage complete healing, alignment must be corrected. Proper alignment may be supported with spinal adjustments, massage, exercise, visceral manipulation, and techniques to correct posture.
The body has an innate ability to heal. Using targeted treatments such as acupuncture, homeopathy, and neural therapy, we can ensure energy flow is optimized in order to allow this innate ability to flourish. Additionally, treatments such as Prolotherapy and Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) stimulate inflammation, leading to a natural healing cascade, allowing the body to repair damaged tissue such as ligaments and tendons.