Healer

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A healer is someone who purports to aid recovery from ill health.

Some practitioners of alternative health practices seek to restrict the term to themselves, claiming they work with the natural recuperative self-healing properties of the body, which they term vitalism. They assert that other approaches work against the body's own healing abilities.


In fantasy a healer is a character with healing powers, usually magical involving the laying-on of hands, but sometimes using herbalism. In some classic role-playing games, this kind of character is called a cleric.

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