Health and Wellness

Hope, Healing and WellBeing

Mary Treacy O'Keefe

Hope, Healing and WellBeing – The Wisdom of the Healing Wound with Dr. David Knighton

“Life is full of wounds–physical, emotional, and spiritual. The wounded psyche and spirit heal in much the same manner as physical wounds,” writes Doctor David Knighton, one of the leading experts on wound healing and what they can teach us as covered in his new book: The Wisdom of the Healing Wound:A New View on Why We Hurt & How We Can Cure Even the Deepest Physical and Emotional Wounds.  Join in as host Mary Treacy O’Keefe interviews this fascinating doctor on wound healing and the role of forgiveness.

As one of the leading experts on wound healing and one of America’s Top Doctors in the early ’90s, Dr. Knighton established wound healing clinics early in his medical career.  Knighton was subsequently one of a small group of experts from the Wound Healing Society to create medical definitions of wounding and healing that today are used throughout the world.  In his new book, he explores how the physical nature of wounds–and the healing process involved–can be transposed to healing emotional and even spiritual wounds.

Dr. Knighton discusses the roles of forgiveness, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) massage therapy, and vitamins in enhancing healing.  “Emotional wounds are very humbling.  So are physical wounds.  But especially emotional wounds [because] they force the process of growth,” says Knighton.

He also shares information about a third type (in addition to embryonic and adult stem cells) of stem cell, called “wound-derived stem cells.”  These stem cells were first discovered in late 2009 in his research lab and may speed up the healing process in the future.

And stay tuned to the very end to hear host Mary Treacy O’Keefe share a “Meant to Be” healing story about how her own recovery from Breast Cancer surgery eventually motivated her to open Well Within, a nonprofit holistic wellness center in Woodbury, Minnesota!