Related to Magic In Dresden Files Universe
Magic in the Dresden Files universe is insanely powerful - with a bit of effort (and sufficient energy source - i.e. caster's will) they can cast fire, empower oneself with energy, control mind, summon powerful undead (Hello Sue!) or spy someone across the city. Yet there is so little example of healing magic: Leanansidhe (one of the more powerful Sidhe) was barely able to heal the cut on Harry's head, while she was unable to treat the concussion or poisoning. When Elaine is able to help Harry recover from the shock, he is very surprised that this is even possible:
"What are you doing?" I asked her.
"Reiki," she replied.
"Laying on of hands?" I said. "That stuff works?"
"The principles are sound," she said, and I felt something silky brush over my forehead. Her hair. I recognized it by touch and smell. She had bowed her head in concentration. Her voice became distracted. "I was able to combine them with some basic principles for moving energy. I haven't found a way to handle critical trauma or to manage infections, but it's surprisingly effective in handling bruises, sprains, and bumps on the head."
Is there ever explained why the healing magic is so neglected/difficult?