Can you use Bloodbending to heal a person? Inspired by Jonathan Gumm

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  • Define "heal"? Mending a cut is different than removing a cardiac infarction.
    – DKNguyen
    Feb 3, 2021 at 0:28
  • Like if you get stabbed with a knife or like maybe you can direct the blood and heal idk you answer Feb 3, 2021 at 14:23

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While there is no canon answer to this, there are fan theories that healing and bloodbending are different applications of the same skill within waterbending. This is why Katara was able to pick it up so quickly when we first see bloodbending, and

why Amon is able to remove people's bending in LOK.

Bloodbending can be seen as not just controlling the flow of blood through a body, but also controlling the flow of energy or chi. So bloodbending and waterbender healing both work through the same ways as a subset of waterbending skills. Healing is just a gentler, more specific level of control while bloodbending is total domination.

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