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1. To restore to health, especially to cause an ulcer or wound to cicatrize or unite.
2. To become well, to be cured; to cicatrize or close, said of an ulcer or wound.
[A.S. healan]
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1. To restore to health, especially to cause an ulcer or wound to cicatrize or unite.
2. To become well, to be cured; to cicatrize or close, said of an ulcer or wound.
[A.S. haclan]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


To restore to health.
[A.S. haclan]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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Q. How frequently do people heal from arthritis? what are the chances for it to go away? any statistics?

A. arthritis is pain/swelling/stiffness/and redness of joints---arthritis is not a single disorder,but the name of joint diseace from a number of causes--the cause is wear/tear on the joints. threatment: antibiotic drugs/anti inflammatory drugs. most common is rheumatoid/osteoarthritis/an still disease(children under the age of 4,which clears up after a few years)-arthritis may occure as a complication of infection elsewhere in the body, such as chickenpox/rubella/german measles/mumps/rheumatic fever, or gonorrhea. In most cases this disease can only be controled by meds,ther is no cure as of yet.


A. Chinese medicine and alternatives should be approached with caution, but that said, a modality that has been around for over 3,000 years must have benefits. The practitioner may possibly be a bit more suspect. Then again, nothing ventured, nothing gained. If you haven’t any experience with it, how can one have a legitimate opinion?
Remember, a hundred years ago, our very own “Doctors” cured with leaches and such… it wasn’t until they pooled their resources together and lobbied the government for the right to the name of “Doctor or Medical Practitioner”. That’s it. No science, just lobbying the politicians….

Q. For those that had an epimacular membrane removed, how long was it before your eye healed? How was your vision afterwards? Do you now require or benefit from glasses?

A. Epimacular membrane removal can be associated with a variety of ocular conditions and therefore the healing process varies tremendously depending on the underlying pathology. Furthermore, this condition may recur.

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Healers offering the services at their so-called healing shops do not possess any formal education, and over the years, they have started openly admitting that.
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But there have been very few studies to find out the determinants among people visiting CAM healers. The current study was planned to establish the determining factors behind people's decision to prefer CAM healers over professional doctors.
Patient with psychosis often visit the traditional healers with symptoms such as Hallucinations: hearing, seeing or feeling things that are not there or delusions such as - holding unusual beliefs not shared by other people.
There are now guides who have set up services as middlemen between tourists and healers.
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Among 22 patients, 11 patients were defined as good healers, whereas the rest were defined as poor healers.
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