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This information comes from a past colleague of mine Dr. Sam Mielcarski. I found a manual that he published back in 2008, he has since created more editions, and found this part of it very interesting. It puts a good spin on healing and recovery. I am not saying that everything is the golden rule, but I believe that you can get some very good insight about yourself by reading it. Over the next twelve days I will cover his “Natural Laws of Healing” and give some of my own feedback. To find out more about Dr. Mielcarski and his Revolutionary Rehab Manual please visit www.RevolutionaryRehab.com
1. Natural Law of Self-Healing (Self-Preservation)
All of the other natural laws of healing are based on this law. This is the “Golden Law”. Above all else, the human body will always do everything and anything it can to stay alive. Every part of the human organism is endowed with and instinct for self-preservation, including the single cell, groups of cells that make up tissues, layers of tissues that make up organs, and collections of tissues and organs that make up the human species. So that optimal health may be maintained and/or regained, the body has the inherent ability to repair, replenish, renew and heal itself, or at the very least, tend towards healing. When the body’s innate healing power is utilized in a way that renders it capable of overcoming any negative or dangerous threats to its survival, self-healing will occur. However, although the body will always attempt to protect and preserve itself, even when death is inevitable, it may not always be successful, depending on the circumstances both inside and outside the body.
This is probably the most basic life lesson we learn, but because we don’t think about it as a law or principle, we often overlook it. This is survival of the fittest in the simplest form. It doesn’t matter the situation that we are in we will always try to find the way out, the way to safety, the way that will prolong life. It is not in our general nature to just give in to whatever is going on. In the most carnal worlds of you vs me, we will do whatever we can to make sure that “me” is still standing.
Another way of looking at this is the “Fight vs Flight” paradigm. We will instantly rationalize in our brain what we believe will be the best course of action for us to take. This is the same thing that our bodies do on a cellular level. We will either fight any infection or disease, or we will break down to the point where we need medical assistance. This happens every day of our lives, continually and most of the time without our voluntary thoughts. This is the golden law of healing.