The human body is flawless machinery. Every single bone, muscle, and organ come together to function in unison, to bring about perfect spiritual, physical, and mental health. When we experience a trauma, injury or due to our lifestyle choices sometimes one of the little cogs in the body fails to function well, leading to illness, pain, and discomfort. However, it is important to remember that our body is incredibly resilient and always aims to heal itself. It is sometimes hard for us to understand the process, but there are definite and clear signs that can guide you to understand your body and indicate that it is healing.
Characteristic of a Healthy Body
Your body has an incredible capacity to heal itself. Cells can heal themselves when they become unhealthy and replicate to replace the damaged cells. Here are 5 ways from which you can know your body is healing or not.
Pain or stress affects our digestive system negatively, making it harder for the body to carry on its regular metabolism. This causes an unnatural change in eating habits such as excessive or suppressed appetite, cravings for junk and unhealthy food, or digestive problems. However, as the body starts healing the digestive system resets itself back to normal and you will notice your healthy appetite returning. Cravings for sugar, carbs, or unhealthy food will also come down. You will also see your weight going up or coming down to a healthy number as per your height, bone, and muscle structure.
Discomfort in the body disrupts the regular sleep schedule, which in turn, leads to an aggravation of the pain and other symptoms. People in pain tend to sleep too much or too little and often have interrupted sleep, nightmares and don’t feel rested upon waking up. When you see these issues going away and your natural sleep schedule is coming back, know that your body is doing its miracles of healing and you will know the importance of sleep in your life.
One of the most subtle and relieving signs of body healing is when the muscles start feeling more relaxed. You will notice that you feel less clenched and the tension in your muscles is slowly dissolving away. The effect is somewhat similar to getting a nice massage, but it is less pronounced and more long-lasting. This leads to a visible increase in stamina, flexibility, and overall muscular health.
When the body is not completely healthy, it plays a huge role in our mental health and moods as well. Your pain can make you stressed, irritated, sad, negative, or just cranky in general. But with your body healing itself you and the people around you will notice a definite change in your moods. Not only do you feel happier and more content, but you also start taking interest in hobbies. You will see yourself enjoying the little joys of life, which your health has taken away from you.
Control Over Symptoms
With time you will notice that the discomfort you were facing is slowly fading away and you now have better control over your symptoms. Don’t worry if you are not there yet because a person in pain is so used to suffering that it usually takes them the longest time to realize that their pain is slowly reducing. However, with care and kindness, as your body heals, your symptoms will definitely start getting less invasive.
Healing is an invisible process. It can take time, but it is important to trust your body and recognize its signs.