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Why is this sometimes confusing?

Key ideas and principles

What is Mind-Body?:  Mind-Body is a term that tries to capture the true holistic element of the human experience.  We are both a mind and a body.  They are linked and connected.   What influences one influences the other.


The Cartesian Split: Western medicine has unfortunately, for hundreds of years, de-linked the mind/brain and body.  However, both modern scientific research, clinical insights, the pioneering work of John Sarno MD, and others, have begun to correct this error..


Reconnection: By understanding mind-body and utilizing the mind-body linkage, conditions that were otherwise untreatable by both conventional and alternative practitioners can be understood and solved!

Due Diligence: We always ensure appropriate work-up and testing is done.  Some people suffer from both a structural issue and a mind-body issue.  While we have advanced so much technologically in medicine, somewhere the human element was lost.  Age-old wisdom combined with the scientific evidence from functional brain imaging (f-MRI) and other types of research have redefined our understanding of pain.

Chronification: I discuss the chronification process in more detail in my book.  But chronic pain is a different condition than acute pain.  Chronic is localized more in the 'emotional brain'-- the prefrontal cortex, amygdala, etc.  Acute pain is more of a sensory-motor experience.  

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