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  • Writer's pictureArianne Gosselin

Trust Your Body

Have you ever had an ache or pain somewhere in your body and experience it magically disappear a few days later, without even taking any medication or seeking any form of treatment? Or what about that sore throat that you had for a couple of days that didn’t turn into anything serious? These are perfect examples of your body’s self-healing ability. The problem is that we are often quick to forget about this natural capability, and reach for pharmaceutical remedies too soon.

Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, the founder of Osteopathy, was continuously referring to this in his writings. He talks about how the human body is designed to contain all the necessary parts it needs in order to be healthy. To help people understand this concept, he often compares the human body to a machine. When engineers build machines, they know exactly which parts are needed for the machine to work properly. Therefore, the final product, which contains all the necessary component parts according to the plan, will function perfectly.

The human body already has this “perfect plan”. This means that assuming there are no genetic errors or birth abnormalities, the healthy body will have everything it needs to function properly.

With this concept in mind, we can now gain a better understanding of why your throat stopped hurting the day after it started. Consider the fact that your body has its own natural defense system, the immune system. If your sore throat went away without you doing anything, it’s because your immune cells got rid of the problem for you. Your body has its own internal pharmacy that is constantly doing overtime to ensure your health and well-being. Isn’t it time we put a bit more trust back into our own bodies?

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