We all go to doctors to get better but there is an old saying that says: If doctor is trying harder than the patient, there is a problem.
Doctors are trained to diagnose conditions and formulate the best course of treatment. But who does actually go through the treatment? It is the patient who has to follow the instructions, take the medications or undergo different procedures and rehabilitation to get better. But the reality is that patients spend a small portion of their times with doctors or therapists. The rest of their time they have to deal with all their issues. Even the time they spend with their doctors are well spent only if they are collaborating with the treating team.
So its the patient who is at the center of healing and this cannot happen in a passive way. Patients can learn about their diseases and how to prevent them from getting worse. How to keep a proper diet, exercise, meditate and prevent chronic conditions by keeping a healthy life style.
It is the patient who would benefit from getting the best treatment so it is in their best interest to become the masters of PATIENT SELF MANAGEMENT