Originally Published Saturday, February 7, 2015
For many medical professionals there seems to be a very definitive line in the sand between the part of the body they specialize in, and the mind, and this line may not be crossed. I have been treated by doctors in major metropolitan areas throughout the country, and no healthcare professional that treated me for tension-based chronic pain in those decades, ever asked me a series of pointed questions about my current state of mind.
This singular approach seems like something from the past, and not from the early 21st century. Health professionals who treat chronic back-neck-shoulder pain should understand that chronic pain is sometimes caused by tension from the mind. Perhaps it may be a risk to even speak about emotional tension-based chronic pain from a liability or insurance standpoint.
One doctor did ask me if anything was going on in my life, and that was the catalyst for my research, and the subsequent development of a cure. My own experience tells me that after so many years of traditional medical care for only the physical side of the chronic pain problem, I couldn't have had the near miraculous recovery that I did, without considering both the body and the mind.
I hope that those suffering from chronic pain will stop to consider that maybe their pain, which has no well defined cause (trauma, cancer, severe osteoporosis, etc.) could find resolution through reducing their physical tension while better managing their emotions.
Holism - give it some thought...
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After trying every conventional therapy for crippling, chronic low-back pain, I discovered the problem was completely within my control. I experienced an amazing health transformation in a matter of weeks. Mind-Body medicine worked for me, and it can for can too!