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3 Tips to Supercharge Your Healing Process

Recovering from an injury can be a trying journey. Pain and discomfort are no one’s idea of a good time, and waiting for your body to heal can feel like an eternity. While holistic physiotherapy offers valuable treatments and exercises, there’s more you can do to speed up the healing process and get back to feeling your best. In this blog post, we’ll explore three essential tips to help you accelerate your healing journey and harness your body’s innate ability to recover.

1. Prioritise Quality Sleep

It’s no secret that sleep plays a pivotal role in our overall well-being, but when it comes to healing, quality sleep takes centre stage. The deepest phase of sleep is when magic happens. During this period, approximately 70% of the growth hormone our body produces is released. Growth hormone is like the superhero your body needs for repair and recovery.

While you snooze, your body is hard at work repairing and rebuilding. Deep sleep is the time when your tissues mend, inflammation decreases, and your body rejuvenates. So, make sleep a top priority, ensuring you get enough deep, restorative sleep every night. Create a comfortable sleep environment, avoid stimulants before bedtime, and establish a regular sleep schedule to optimise your recovery.

2. Embrace the Healing Power of Sunshine

Nature has its unique ways of aiding the healing process, and one of the most under-appreciated methods is the healing power of the sun. Believe it or not the sun is the only natural source of infrared rays (which so many of us use infrared saunas for). These infrared rays play a crucial role in supporting the body healing processes. When we expose our skin to these rays we get improved blood flow to the area delivering all the healing properties, we get a reduction in inflammation, we get enhanced cell function.

Further more, every cell in your body naturally carries a negative charge of about -25mV. When injury strikes, your cells need to drop to a charge of -50mV to facilitate effective self-repair.

Spending time outdoors in direct contact with the ground, commonly referred to as “grounding” or “earthing,” can help your cells achieve this vital charge. The Earth carries a negative electrical charge, and when you connect with it, you allow your cells to rebalance and optimise their repair functions. So, make it a habit to spend some time outdoors, preferably in a natural setting, and let your body soak in the sun’s rejuvenating energy.


3. Fuel Your Healing with Nutrient-Rich Foods

Healing is an energy-intensive process that requires a range of nutrients to support your body’s internal mechanisms. When you’re on the path to recovery, you need an adequate intake of calories, protein, vitamins, and minerals to help your body heal effectively. This means your diet plays a pivotal role in expediting your healing process.

Consider incorporating nutrient-rich, high-protein foods into your diet. Protein is essential for tissue repair and muscle recovery, making it a fundamental component of your healing journey. Additionally, vitamins and minerals provide the necessary building blocks for your body’s internal repair mechanisms.


For a holistic approach to healing, you might want to explore natural alternatives to multivitamins and protein supplements. One option to consider is beef liver supplements. They offer a potent source of real food nutrition, packing a punch in terms of vitamins, minerals, and high-quality protein.

Remember, healing is a complex process, and the body’s ability to repair itself is awe-inspiring. These tips are here to support and complement your body’s natural healing abilities. However, always ensure that you’re following recommendations safely and consult with a healthcare professional when necessary. So, embrace the power of sleep, sunshine, and nutritious foods to supercharge your healing process and get back to living your best life. *And as always, be sun-safe when enjoying the great outdoors.*


Thanks for reading.

Harrison Stone | Holistic Physiotherapist


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