Can you tell me a bit more about homeostasis?

but of course. defines homeostasis as:

1. The tendency of a system, especially the physiological system of higher animals, to maintain internal stability, owing to the coordinated response of its parts to any situation or stimulus that would tend to disturb its normal condition or function.

2. Psychology. a state of psychological equilibrium obtained when tension or a drive has been reduced or eliminated.

3. Entomology. the ability of members of a colony of social insects to behave cooperatively to produce a desired result, as when bees coordinate the fanning of their wings to cool the hive.

Consider all three definitions in concert. The coordinated response can be to an external stimulus that is real or perceived, which in turn causes inner tension. When the system adapts by eliminating, overcoming or tolerating the stimulus causing the imbalance, this tension is lifted.

ECS Wellness, views homeostasis as a state of physical and psychological balance that can be most effectively achieved by a coordinated effort between at least two people. The doctor-patient relationship is an excellent example of this coordinated effort. So is a hug.