“A successful therapy requires harmony of the physical and psychological functions in order to achieve a restoration of the body in its entirety.” -Dr. Max Gerson, MD

When someone runs a marathon, do they sit still and wait for the finish line to come to them? In American football, does the offense sit around and assume the ball will get itself to the goal line?

OF COURSE NOT! 

The same can be said for the healing process. Yes, your body can heal itself, but sometimes it does need a helping hand now and again. Therapy is great, but can only go so far as you are willing to go.

In our culture today, when something goes wrong in our body, we are so used to just going to the doctor to give us something to fix it, rather than put in any effort ourselves, and then go about the rest of our day. Many times we are just putting a band-aid on the problem, allowing it to grow into something bigger than it was.

Now, if you have compound fracture in your femur or something, I am not saying do not go to the emergency room. Not at all! What I am saying is that, when therapy comes, we often times put in half the effort. When we do this, we will only get half the healing we need, thus setting the stage for bigger problems to come.

Warrior, the healing process is a PROACTIVE process!

Just like many other things in life, if you want to get the most healing you can get, you must put in as much effort as you can into the process, not pushing yourself to the point of too much effort, but as much as you physically can. Believe me when I say you will be all the better for it.

Now, let me clarify something real quick. I am in no way, NO WAY, calling a chronic pain warrior lazy.

BY NO MEANS!!

Fighting chronic pain is a life-sucking war. None of what I have said above is a simple answer or easy task. You just have to do the best you can.

Do not just settle for halfway healing or a band-aid. Always strive for the most healing you can achieve through the most effort you can put into it.