When a person feels hurt the tendancy is to milk the wound. Thats crazy. If you had your throat slit would you keep poking the hole just to see how much blood you could loose and keep walking. No, you cover the wound you apply pressure and you never look back. The body heals much faster than the mind but the process is the same. Bleed, scab, repair, shed. In the end you may have a scar but even that fades with time.