Healing comes from inside, not outside. It is simply the body’s natural attempt to restore equilibrium when equilibrium is lost. Healing cannot be prevented from occurring (though it can be obstructed in its expression), nor can it be obtained from anyone or anything external. You are born with the power to heal because healing is an innate capacity of every person, as it is of every animal and plant, and, I suspect, of every created thing. Listen to sick people and you will hear much talk of seeking cures, healers, and healing. Medicines and medicine men can sometimes catalyze a healing response or remove obstructions to it, but they never give you what you do not really have. The power to heal is your property and birthright, ready to go to work whenever changing conditions create a demand for it.
Health and HealingAndrew Weil, M.D.