#4: Chronic Pain is Caused by Repressed Emotions
In this episode, I introduce a book I've been reading, “Healing Chronic Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection” by Dr. John Sarno.
Dr. Sarno is a pioneer of the diagnosis called TMS - tension myositis syndrome. In his multiple decades of working as a physician primarily helping patients who had chronic pain, he found that in most cases of chronic back pain, the pain was never quite correlated with structural deficiencies, much like today’s Western medicine attributes it to.
You'll hear about how
- Chronic pain is often attributed to physical or structural deficiences in the body, but there is not strong evidence this is true.
- Chronic pain is actually caused by repressed emotions.
- What physiological changes happen in your body from repressed emotions.
- The role of the subconscious mind in repressing emotions and creating chronic pain.
- Dr. Sarno's treatment program for the successful treatment of 1000's of cases of TMS.
Links mentioned in this episode:
TMS Wiki for More Information on TMS
ACA Statistics Reference: 50% of Americans in workforce complain about having back pain symptoms at least once a year.
NIH - National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Reference: "The vast majority of back pain is mechanical in nature."
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