Good Vibes Through Social Support Increase Your Energy to Heal

Posted 3/11/2020

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Welcome to Good Vibes Wednesday!

Did you know that social support can improve your ability to heal a cut?

 

In a very simple study, researchers from the Univ of Illinois-Chicago College of Dentistry looked at how

a cut healed in mice that were part of a colony versus mice that were in social isolation. They found that those in social isolation had cuts that healed 30% slower than those in a colony. 

 

Being in isolation, decreased production of growth factors necessary to repair the underlying blood vessels and skin cells. 

 

Conversely, being part of a group, whether it is a family, religious, social, or cultural group that is in person or online, improves your production of growth factors necessary to repair tissues. These social connections increase our Good Energy In improving our Energy to Heal. 

 

The studies of human wound healing are consistent with those mice studies. Diabetic patients that are part of support groups have wounds that heal faster than those who are not part of support groups. Likewise, individuals that are working on emotional healing from a severe health crisis find that online support improves their ability to start new practices such as gratitude journaling. 

 

As we move into a time where we need to be isolated for health and safety, it is important to reach out, online or by phone, those we love so that they can increase their Good Energy In and heal faster.  

 

Until Next Week - Take Care,

 

Dr. Julie