The human body possesses the incredible ability to heal itself over time. Cells, which are living units that are the foundation of the body; they renew themselves constantly and work to bring the body back to “normal,” or a state of homeostasis. They operate according to instructions found within the DNA, or the body’s unique “blueprint” for life. This includes a healing mechanism: cells that are damaged may be able to repair themselves, and cells that are destroyed are replaced. Healthy cells surrounding an injury, which is essentially a group of destroyed cells, will begin to replicate quickly. At the same time, platelets are sent to the area to stop any bleeding, and white blood cells start digesting dead cells to make room for new ones. When healing is complete, the process simply stops on its own. The body is constantly in a state of healing itself, generating new cells and replacing dead or destroyed cells.