Increasing the body's natural healing power: Young woman getting a taste of her healthy smoothie

Remaining healthy is a responsibility that you should work towards achieving at all costs. Fortunately, your body helps you maintain your health by repairing mechanisms, eliminating toxins, fixing broken proteins, and slowing down aging. To continue enjoying the benefits of this natural healing power, it is paramount to practice methods that help you boost it. Read on to discover how to enhance your body’s natural healing power and help your physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects. 

Eat Healthily 

Eating healthy is a cliché that you will heal and is common in all forums talking about body health. After all, you are what you eat. With this in mind, focus on eating foods that are likely to encourage your immune system and promote healing. For instance, leafy green vegetables have nutrients that can enhance immunity and overall health. Other foods to concentrate on are those that help introduce healthy bacteria into your gut to improve the immune system and natural healing of diseases in your body. 

Stop Stressing Out 

Stress can affect anybody, even when you least expect it. Although it can be positive in some cases, it becomes a problem when overdone. This is because it alters your normal body functions, hence affecting issues like natural healing. 

Although eliminating all the factors stressing you can be tricky, ease this pressure on your body by practicing self-care, having a healthy diet, exercising as well as creating time for family and friends. Don’t forget to create boundaries and learn to say no to unnecessary responsibilities. With reduced stress, you rapidly improve your natural healing power. 

Get Enough Sleep 

No matter how much you want to work, your body needs time to relax and refresh. Unfortunately, getting enough sleep is close to impossible for most people given their current busy schedules. In fact, statistics show that most sleep disorders are caused by insomnia. When your body is sleep-deprived, you negatively affect your immunity.

This gets in the way of your body’s natural healing power. Therefore, ensure you have at least seven hours of sleep every night. If you are dealing with sleepless nights, try getting into a sleep schedule and limit daytime naps. Seek medical advice if insomnia persists to ensure your body gets the required sleeping hours.

Get Massages 

There is more to massage than simply relaxing your body. When done professionally, massage is a helpful tool that nurtures your health and well-being. It also relaxes the body, which is key to promoting its natural healing power. Massage helps relieve stress, treat insomnia, release anxiety, and foster concentration.

Shot of a young couple on a massage session
Couple’s massage

Better still, it encourages intimacy in the event of a couple’s massage. These are all issues that could affect your body’s ability to heal naturally. By looking for a massage session, you are paying to amplify your body’s health and natural healing ability. 

Take a Cold Shower 

The first thing that comes to mind when you think about cold showers is probably how uncomfortable and cold the water is. Surprisingly, according to studies, there was a 29% reduction in people falling sick after cold showers. When you take a cold shower, you expose your body to tension, which increases white blood cells in your body.

The more the white blood cells in your body, the healthier it is. Therefore, strive to have a cold shower at least twice a week to enjoy this benefit. Otherwise, if this is too hard for you, bathe with warm water and rinse with cold water, and your body will still heal naturally. 

Get Regular Exercise 

Due to technology, most people spend most of their time seated. Sitting for too long or being inactive for long makes the white blood cells stick in the blood. What’s more, it reduces the number and functionality of these blood cells. Natural healing is close to impossible with weakened or reduced white blood cells.

Therefore, keep your body as active as possible through exercises. Motivate yourself to continue exercising even when it is the last thing you want to do. For instance, set goals and focus mainly on fun exercises, to keep you inspired to continue exercising. You can also join friends, with whom you can challenge each other to continue training for your health’s sake. 

Try Intermittent Fasting 

Readily available junk foods put you at risk of overeating, particularly unhealthy food. Consider intermittent fasting to save you from the temptation of eating these foods every time you come across them. This is different from dieting in that, instead of planning what to eat; you decide to go for a while without eating anything. 

Staying without food promotes cellular repair and a drop in insulin levels. It lowers the risks of diseases such as cancer and benefits your brain. Studies show that intermittent fasting also helps prolong life and delay the onset of conditions that promote aging. 

Try Nature Walks 

Tight schedules and striving to juggle between work and family may make it almost impossible to have time for nature walks. However, given the merits of nature walks, it makes sense to go that extra mile and ensure you walk at least once a week. In addition to helping you relax, it burns fat and builds muscles, improving your natural healing power. Nature walks also help reduce stress and relieve insomnia, both culprits for poor natural healing. Fix nature walks in your schedule, and begin noticing changes in many other areas of your life. 

Help Your Body Elevate Its Natural Healing Power

By consistently boosting your body’s immune system, it is possible to heal many problems in your body even without medication. Therefore, don’t allow the value of practices such as massage to surpass you, as they can help improve the natural healing power in your body. Contact us today to book a massage to help restore your energy flow throughout your mind, body, and soul.