“To be able to heal you must feel calm”
The necessity of undergoing surgery or the great advances that the medical field has undergone, do not matter. For most people being subject of a surgery may be a stressful situation both in the physical and psychological aspects. It is a proven fact that stress can slow down a recovery, affecting the immune system and in certain occasions may lead to a constriction of blood vessels, elevating blood pressure amongst other things, which will all lead to a slower and more painful recovery. If before the surgery a person can explore and work on his/her fears and concerns regarding it, as well as previous surgical experiences that may be traumatic, the person will be able to recover faster, will spend less time in the hospital, pain will be less, analgesics medication will be needed in a lower amount and he/she will be able to go back to daily activities a lot faster.