You were born with the ability to self-heal. This process, called homeostasis, is defined by the tendency of an organism or cell to regulate its internal conditions—usually by a system of feedback controls—enabling it to stabilise health and functioning, regardless of outside influences.
For example, your body is able to maintain the optimal internal temperature of 36.6 degrees Celsius. If it is hot or you have a fever, you will sweat to cool off. Conversely, you might shiver when you are cold to produce heat. Pain is another symptom that tells you that something is not working the way it should and that your body is endeavouring to get back into balance.
While this process of homeostasis is acknowledged by both mainstream and alternative medicine, the approach to keep your body maintaining its balance is different between the two. In mainstream medicine, drugs are used to suppress symptoms. In wellness care, remedies are used to support the body’s healing activities and a return to homeostasis.
Dr Marcus Chacos
Chiropractor and Founder of the Natural Treatment of Arthritis Institute
Author of The Arthritis Soluitonwww.natural-treatment-of-arthritis-institute.com.au