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Against allopathy
Alternative medicine
Clinically unproven

Healing has two unrelated meanings.

In medicine[edit]

In medicine, healing is the restoration of structure and function of injured or diseased tissues.[1] Recognised healing processes include blood clotting, tissue mending, scarring, and bone healing.

In woo[edit]

In the field of alternative medicine, the definition of healing is expanded beyond the medical one to also include making you feel more energetic, increased wellness or any other placebo based outcome that the alternative medicine practitioner can take credit for.

Examples of woo "healing" which, when listed, sound like a bad Osmonds-style family woo-pop band:


  1. Healing. The Free Dictionary.