According to Merriam Webster, Sanctuary is
1) a consecrated place: such as
a: the ancient Hebrew temple at Jerusalem or its holy of holies
b(1): the most sacred part of a religious building (such as the part of a Christian church in which the altar is placed)
(2): the room in which general worship services are held
2) a place of refuge and protection
a): a refuge for wildlife where predators are controlled and hunting is illegal
b): the immunity from law attached to a sanctuary
The dictionary defines recovery as 1) a return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength and 2) the action or process of regaining possession or control of something stolen or lost.
“After Surgery in Germany, I Wanted Vicodin, Not Herbal Tea” by Firoozeh Dumas talks about how recovery from medical procedures is different in other countries and what we might learn.