For much of history it had been assumed that the condition was permanent, and that once an individual lost their ability to use Magic
it could never be regained. Only fairly recently has a true treatment been discovered, when a Healer
hypothesized that the disconnection from the magical fields
experienced by the Ungrounded may benefit from a similar treatment as used for the misalignment from those fields experienced by patients with the Imperial Flu
After much trial and error the patient was successfully rehabilitated, albeit with a smaller Imperium
reserve than before. Further magical exercise therapy, based heavily on the exercises given to Naturally Unattuned
students, was able to improve this reservoir and the patient was declared to have made a full recovery. The condition was medically renamed to "Transitory Ungrounding" to officially denote the temporary status of the condition in an effort to remove the stigma from those living with the illness.
Today experienced healers treat those suffering from Transitory Ungrounding with a combination of physical, mental, and magical therapies. Patients regularly perform meditation techniques similar to those practiced to recover from the Imperial Flu. In contrast to the Flu a healer will tap into the magical fields
at the same time as the patient is meditating, and carefully weave portions of the field into the patient with Psychic Magic
, using the mental imprints of the patient's meditation as a guide.
If the Ungrounding occurred recently treatments can be completed successfully in as little as a week. The longer the patient has been Ungrounded the more care must be taken when regrounding them to prevent mental or magical shock, with some long-term chronic cases requiring years of careful reconstruction.
The cure for Transitory Ungrounding holds a special interest among the Followers of the Hidden Flame
as they believe reconnecting the Ungrounded to their magical potential to be an especially powerful exercise in practicing their faith, especially since most people suffering from Transitory Ungrounding are among the less fortunate of society. As a result a large percentage of the most renowned healers performing regrounding magical therapies are also Embers
of the Flames.