“Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.” - Hippocrates
In my own journey to wellness and healing I was made aware of a couple of very important things. The most important: no one else but me had my answers as to how to heal my body. We are taught that healing is a universal thing. You take a medicine or follow a prescription, and you get better. But healing is actually very unique to each and every person. Whether you are getting over a cold or cancer, there are however (some) concepts that can help you harness your own inner ability to heal yourself:
1. Trust yourself
You might not have attended medical school, but you have had many more years to get to know your body than any doctor, chiropractor, acupuncturist or holistic healer on the planet. It is important to trust this healing knowledge that is within yourself, and know the limits and strengths of your own body.
Whether you are training for a marathon or recovering from a cold, it is important to validate that your body has an amazing vault of inner resources that were developed and honed over millions of years of evolution to help you thrive! (Not just heal, but to thrive.) Remember that, and you will feel safer next time you want to try something new or challenge yourself in a new way.
For the patient recovering from an illness, remember that your body knows how to heal itself. If you can provide it the right conditions, it will do just that!
Tool to help: