Surgery is both amazing and traumatic. Surgeons can cut into us, take pieces out, put new pieces in, or repair something that is already there. And as long as there’s no infection, we actually heal, sometimes with only a tiny scar to show for it.
It’s remarkable, really, and a testament in part to the strength of your body’s healing systems. Your body really does have an incredible built-in healing mechanism.
There’s a catch, though.
The vast majority of people going into surgery are already in a state of reduced health. Even before the surgery begins, they’re sick, injured, or somehow health-compromised. It’s why many are getting surgery to begin with.
What this means is that the way in which your body normally heals is also compromised. Healing is slower. Less effective. The surgery itself becomes a further setback that your body has to deal with on the road to health.
Beating the Surgery Setback
The body doesn’t heal without help. Healing requires certain nutrients – things like vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E and zinc to name just a few. All of these nutrients support the immune system and the connective tissue. If your body is even slightly deficient in these nutrients–from your condition, or from stress, fatigue, and poor diet–then healing takes longer.
There are two ways to tackle this, and both apply before and after surgery.
- First, improve your lifestyle as much as possible. Giving your body the good food, rest, connection and movement it needs to thrive will make an enormous difference. Any doctor will tell you that healthy people do better during and after surgery.
- Second, add a clinical boost to your efforts. Sick people have trouble accessing nutrients at the cellular level. That means even a great diet can still sometimes not deliver the things your body needs at the micro level where all the healing action is really happening.
Here at the clinic, we tackle the second approach using intravenous (IV) nutrients and professional supplementation to support your body’s amazing efforts. The goal? Faster recovery, less discomfort, better outcomes and fewer pain killers.
To learn more about how our pre/post surgery protocols work, you can book an appointment online, or call the clinic at 705-444-5331.