Sometimes the most important reminder I give people in my practice, and likely the most frustrating, is that healing takes time. Sometimes healing happens quickly, other times, less so.
The body will always try to adapt and move itself forward towards a healthier state if it can, but it’s not always a linear, straight path. I t is however, a progressive process provided the right healing environment is being created.
Whether you have an injury, some internal dis-ease, or emotional strain, when you make changes and your body starts healing, it’s amazing!
BUT, since we are complex and dynamic beings who are exposed to physical, emotional and chemical stress all the time, sometimes healing slows down.
Or seems to stop.
At least that’s how it feels.
If you’re making an effort to support your health and healing, it’s never lost.
If you’re feeling this way, here are 3 things you can do:
- Keep going! Stay consistent with the treatment protocol has been suggested, even if that’s rest.
- Believe you can heal. The mind is a powerful part of all healing and recovery.
- Talk to your health care providers about what else you can do to support the process, and then take responsibility for making other changes that may accelerate your progress.
If you’re actively trying to nurse your body back to a healthier state, trust your amazing body is doing it’s best to make some gains.
It’s just not necessarily on the timeline you expected!