Anyone that’s facing an upcoming surgery, whether it be major or minor will benefit from Prevention magazine’s 2010 issue regarding Dr. Andrew Weil’s suggestions for how to heal fast, especially after undergoing anesthesia. Speeding healing can be easier when you implement natural approaches that include mind-body techniques that Dr. Weil recommends in the following paragraphs.
Using guided imagery can assist in reducing discomfort and therefore decrease the desire for pain meds. Guided imagery has also been known to help with reducing the side affects along with surgical complications. Depending on the imagery that’s being implemented, you can also decrease your stress as well as anxiety that accompanies surgical procedures beforehand.
Acupressure, a variation of acupuncture, can be used in many health related circumstances. I’ve used it to stimulate fertility, however, to promote fast healing, you can use acupressure on specific areas on the body to accomplish this goal. One nice acupressure feature for those approaching an upcoming surgery is nausea from the anesthesia can be decreased. PONV, or postoperative nausea and vomiting is a common occurrence following surgery for many people.
The Prevention article goes on to state that many patients that have had hypnotherapy before a surgical procedure require less anesthesia for the procedure. They also seem to have less incidences of nausea and vomiting as well.
Healing Recordings For Surgery
Inquire with your doctor about playing healing types of statements throughout the surgical procedure you’re having. According to Dr. Weil, patients who listen to these types of healing affirmations tend to need less pain medication than those who don’t do this. He recommends two sites. One called health journeys.com as well as heal faster.com, for many healing statements and affirmations that you can choose from for your surgery.
If surgery is absolutely necessary, at the very least one can turn to these natural ways to heal faster after surgery. Those who are going to be having an upcoming surgery in the future, can possibly find some consolation in the fact that some of these natural approaches and techniques can have a positive and timely affect on their healing post-surgical process.
Prevention magazine’s October 2010 issue