What does healing mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. healingadjective

    the natural process by which the body repairs itself

  2. curative, healing(p), alterative, remedial, sanative, therapeuticadjective

    tending to cure or restore to health

    "curative powers of herbal remedies"; "her gentle healing hand"; "remedial surgery"; "a sanative environment of mountains and fresh air"; "a therapeutic agent"; "therapeutic diets"

Wiktionary

  1. healingnoun

    The process where the cells in the body regenerate and repair themselves.

  2. healingnoun

    An act of healing, as by a faith healer.

  3. healingnoun

    The psychological process of dealing with a problem or problems.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Healingparticipial adj.

    Mild; mollifying; gentle; assuasive: as, he’s of a healing pacifick temper.

    Etymology: from heal.

Wikipedia

  1. Healing

    With physical trauma or disease suffered by an organism, healing involves the repairing of damaged tissue(s), organs and the biological system as a whole and resumption of (normal) functioning. Medicine includes the process by which the cells in the body regenerate and repair to reduce the size of a damaged or necrotic area and replace it with new living tissue. The replacement can happen in two ways: by regeneration in which the necrotic cells are replaced by new cells that form "like" tissue as was originally there; or by repair in which injured tissue is replaced with scar tissue. Most organs will heal using a mixture of both mechanisms.Within surgery, healing is more often referred to as recovery, and postoperative recovery has historically been viewed simply as restitution of function and readiness for discharge. More recently, it has been described as an energy‐requiring process to decrease physical symptoms, reach a level of emotional well‐being, regain functions, and re‐establish activitiesHealing is also referred to in the context of the grieving process.In psychiatry and psychology, healing is the process by which neuroses and psychoses are resolved to the degree that the client is able to lead a normal or fulfilling existence without being overwhelmed by psychopathological phenomena. This process may involve psychotherapy, pharmaceutical treatment or alternative approaches such as traditional spiritual healing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Healing

    of Heal

  2. Healingadjective

    tending to cure; soothing; mollifying; as, the healing art; a healing salve; healing words

Freebase

  1. Healing

    Healing is the process of the restoration of health to an unbalanced, diseased or damaged organism. Healing may be physical or psychological and not without the mutual reception of these two dimensions of human health. With respect to physical damage or disease suffered by an organism, healing involves the repair of living tissue, organs and the biological system as a whole and resumption of normal functioning. It is the process by which the cells in the body regenerate and repair to reduce the size of a damaged or necrotic area and replace it with new living tissue. The replacement can happen in two ways: by regeneration in which the necrotic cells are replaced by new cells that form similar tissue as was originally there; or by repair in which injured tissue is replaced with scar tissue. Most organs will heal using a mixture of both mechanisms. In psychiatry and psychology, healing is the process by which neuroses and psychoses are resolved to the degree that the client is able to lead a normal or fulfilling existence without being overwhelmed by psychopathological phenomena. This process may involve psychotherapy, pharmaceutical treatment and increasingly traditional spiritual approaches.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of healing in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of healing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of healing in a Sentence

  1. Rashid Omar:

    It's very good( to be together). We can talk among each other. We can talk about our feelings about how the whole thing affected us, it's a healing process for Rashid Omar.

  2. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    I am a teacher of many, but a student of life, for when I teach, I also learn. my students show me the effects of my works. I do not teach radicalization, nor confrontation. I give the education for a healing of the nation, from which peace should flow.

  3. Bhava Ram:

    You can find a new mission and ultimately serve others, as well, based on the experience you have [with yoga]— accountability and self-empowerment are so important on a healing journey.

  4. James Wallace:

    Autumn's doing very well. She was severely dehydrated, had some minor burns, abrasions, several lacerations that were all taken care of and are healing well, she's extremely exhausted and will remain pretty spent for the next couple of days.

  5. Antonio Fernandez:

    I found healing in the place where I had the most trauma of my life, it really confused me that I found healing in the jail and not in school, not in my own neighborhood.

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