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Heart's Blood rote reads as such.

An initiate of Prime can easily sense the flow of Quintessence through his own body — his life energy. This energy flows from the Tellurian, through the Life Pattern and back out to rejoin the cosmos. Each point corresponds to a health level, the last three on beyond Incapacitated and their loss resulting in death

In desperate times, mages skilled in Prime — typically the Celestial Chorus and the Verbena — can push themselves beyond their limits and “give ’til it hurts,” taking the additional health levels as points of Quintessence above and beyond what is stored in their Avatars. Such damage may only be healed by time and bed rest, not magic, so most mages will usually only risk the Bruised health level. Mages of the Chorus, however, have burned themselves out in acts of martyrdom to perform one last holy miracle, while Verbena with low Avatar ratings often use their Bruised health level as a power reservoir, considering the sacrifice of heart’s blood more holy than the spiritual energy used by most mages.

The text mentions

Such damage may only be healed by time and bed rest, not magic

In this case does the Rapid Healing Rote which quickens the healing process rather than healing work or is it ineffective due to the fact that it is magic?

Rapid Healing rote for reference

With proper care, the caster can heal from bad injuries in a matter of days, rather than months. For each success, the Mage can heal a level of nonaggravated damage at a maximum rate of one per day. Aggravated damage is only healed on a successful Stamina roll (difficulty 8) and does get a dice pool penalty due to the injuries, as well as needing to spend quintessence. This cannot heal any injury that is truly impossible to heal naturally: if a character loses a limb, this rote is of little help.

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No, it precludes any and all magic

You found the exact correct spot. It says clearly, that you can not use magic to fix the pattern damage you did to yourself by spending your health levels as a replacement for quintessence. That includes assisting normal healing just as much as using Time to spend time faster.

The Bruised level heals within a day, so a good night's sleep fixes that.

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    \$\begingroup\$ The argument would be "when is something magic", is it "healed by magic" if you use magic to carry a jug of water to the patient? What about if you use magic to feed the patient? Does it make a difference whether an iron lung would be powered by steam/electricity or by magic to consider it "healed by magic"? Or what about if you use magic to carry nutrients to parts of the body that need it? Point is, supporting (with magic or not) the body in what it needs to do probably should probably be rewarded somehow (its just better bed rest), but crucially not familiar with the settings+system. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Apr 30 at 7:08
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    \$\begingroup\$ @DavidMulder in Mage the pattern of something is the underlying metaphysical construct which supports this thing. Pattern damage is damage to the very essence of the thing. Expediating natural healing to fix pattern damage makes about as much impact as putting a band aid on an arm that has a broken bone. Technically a band aid helps healing. But it does not addresses the root cause of the injury. \$\endgroup\$
    – VLAZ
    Commented Apr 30 at 7:24
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    \$\begingroup\$ @DavidMulder also "Does it make a difference whether an iron lung would be powered by steam/electricity or by magic to consider it "healed by magic"?" it could very well be powered by steam or electricity (maybe even both) and still be magic. The setting does prominently include technomagic. In general any human who has an Awakened Avatar can twist the universe at least in small ways to suits its whims. That's what magic is in Mage. The way they do it - chanting, or runic markings, or hypertech, or mad science is just the vehicle by which they enact their will on the universe. \$\endgroup\$
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    Commented Apr 30 at 7:27
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    \$\begingroup\$ @VLAZ Fair enough, I probably got 'mislead' by the mention of 'bed rest', which made it very much sound like a physical thing 😅 \$\endgroup\$ Commented Apr 30 at 7:27

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