These forces are the self-propelling and self-healing forces of the creative mood.
But the time such a self-healing proceeding would occupy might be ruinous.
He soon hit upon a device to lessen his self-healing labors.
"restoration to health," Old English hæling; see heal. Figurative sense of "restoration of wholeness" is from early 13c.; meaning "touch that cures" is from 1670s.