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What is health homoeostasis?

William B. Salt II., MD
Gastroenterology
For centuries, and in all societies, people with medical problems desiring health homeostasis have turned to healers who helped them recognize their own innate healing capabilities through achieving internal harmony and balance. The wisdom of ancient, traditional and modern comprehensive approaches to health, healing and disease has been confirmed by new scientific understandings of this internal harmony and balance called homeostasis. Certain bodily systems, such as blood oxygen, acid-base status (or pH) and body temperature must be maintained within fairly narrow ranges, and your mind-body-spirit connection does this automatically in health. But you must also be able to respond to stress, such as changes in your physical states (awake, asleep, lying down, standing up, exercising) and coping with threats (danger, infection, temperature extremes, noise, loss, overcrowding, isolation and hunger). Homeostasis is the process of maintaining balance in the face of this constant change.
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