Healing is the Discipline of magic devoted to improving the physical and mental condition. There are many different disciplines in this branch of magic, that have a variety of effects. Magicians who specialise in this area of magic are known as Healers.
Healing is magical medicine, distinguished by its capacity to magically improve the physical condition of the living subject. As with all forms of medicine, it is incredibly complex due to the range of possible afflictions that magic offers. In the show, the Brakebills Infirmary is full of Healers, who are seen dressed as nurses, and are surrounded by various potions and crystals.
As Healing encompasses the improvement of a living subject, it refers to all creatures, including magical ones. Centaurs are well respected Healers, due to their unique approach to magic. Sawbones, a Fillorian centaur doctor, was able to assist in Quentin's recovery after the Duel with The Beast.
Differences between Healing and Natural Edit
While Healing is concerned with the reparation and reconstrution of living beings, Natural Magic is more focused on growing and controling it. So Natural Magic to Healing would essentially be construction to reconstruction.
Brakebills House Edit
Healers operate and are seen primarily in the Brakebills Infirmary throughout the Syfy adaptation, but in the series Eliot describes the same place as the clinic.
- Injury Treatment: The treatment of bodily injuries to improve physical condition.
- Endocronology: Magical healing concerned with endocrine glands and hormones. When Quentin was at Brakebills, he talks about a Healing student whose Discipline is "something to do with Endocronology".
- "Some of medicine’s greatest advancements came from Healers like you—polio and smallpox vaccines, erectile dysfunction medication, xray technology, you name it. Next up, eternal life."