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Symbolism of posture

I’ve known for a while that there’s something wrong with my posture, but it’s only in the last year that I’ve resorted to learning basic functional anatomy to troubleshoot the problems for myself. 993 more words


Mind Over Matter

‚ÄčThis is from earlier this year in another blog.

Update : The diagnosis was finally IBS, which is well under control.

Three Months of Psychosomatic Disorder… 765 more words

It's Not In Your Head

If your Chiropractor had a nickel for every time a new client exclaimed ‘I don’t know if it’s in my head doc, but I feel pretty good after whatever you did…’ their change jar would be full! 160 more words

Superior Mind Producing a Superior Body

There is a mental aspect to every physical disease. The term psychosomatic is derived from 2 Greek words – psyche, meaning mind or soul, and… 412 more words


I Really Am Physically Sick

One thing that really gets me is the fact that as soon as you say you have Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) or anxiety and depression, medical people immediately doubt any physical illness you have. 494 more words

The mind/body dichotomy

I have a long-standing interest in the relationship between the mind and the body. A lot of my life history has drawn me towards it: my psychology degree taught me all about the theory of the mind, chronic illness has taught me how the mind can negatively affect the body (I often experience flares when I am stressed or sleep-deprived, for example), and my yoga practice has shown me the amazing things we can achieve when the mind and body work together in harmony. 756 more words

Chronic Illness

Are you sure it isn't psychosomatic?

I will be the first to admit that it makes me unreasonably angry and hurt when anyone believes that my medical conditions are phsycosomatic. I feel a sense of riteous indignation that the blood tests, X-rays, glucose tolerance test, MRI and gastroendoscopy I had to endure to find out what is going on in my body are not proof enough for someone to believe that I am suffering because I don’t “look sick”. 1,041 more words