Important Information and Disclaimer
The key to treating chronic symptoms is in figuring out what is causing the pain or other symptoms. This is so elementary and makes so much common sense, yet many doctors (whether they are traditional doctors or holistic/alternative doctors) are unaware that the mind can produce a large variety of symptoms. These symptoms will not be cured by methods that don’t address the underlying cause of the pain.
This web site offers a comprehensive educational program for people with chronic symptoms such as low back pain, neck pain, whiplash, fibromyalgia, tension headaches, migraine headaches, TMJ syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, interstitial cystitis, insomnia, anxiety and other syndromes that may be caused by stress, emotions, and reactions to emotions.
Using this web site does not establish a doctor-patient relationship with Dr. Schubiner. This is an educational web site that does not offer diagnosis and/or treatment for medical conditions. You must consult with your own doctors to make sure that your condition does not require immediate intervention. You need to be assured by your doctors that a conservative approach that could include a consideration of the role that the mind plays in your symptoms is acceptable. You should also make sure that your doctor approves of any increase in activities that you might undertake. You will decide which physical activities you are capable of doing at any time.
This web site does not offer specific recommendations about the use of medications or about changing your use of medications. You should decide along with your physician if you should alter or stop any of your medications. In particular, stopping certain medications can cause physical or psychological symptoms if the process is not done carefully. Any changes in medications for anxiety, depression or pain should be managed in consultation with your physician. The program suggests that you review stressful events in your life and asks you to view them as parts of how you are feeling, physically and psychologically. If you are in counseling, you should consult with your therapist or counselor to make sure that they think you can participate in this program. If you develop emotional difficulties during the course of taking this program, it is critical that you consult with your therapist or counselor for help.
There is a tremendous amount of information on this web site to help you understand how the mind can produce chronic symptoms and to help you determine if you may benefit from understanding the Mind Body syndrome (also known as Tension Myositis Syndrome, a term coined by Dr. John Sarno). The educational program is a structured and comprehensive program that you can take if you want to understand this syndrome better and learn how to apply these concepts to your situation.
By selecting the yes button , I affirm that I understand the conditions of the Mind Body Syndrome educational program as stated below: This program does not offer medical diagnosis or medical treatment. This program does not establish a doctor-patient relationship between myself and Dr. Schubiner. This program does not recommend specific physical activities nor does it make suggestions about medication changes. I am taking this program to learn more about the Mind Body Syndrome and how to apply these concepts to my own situation. I have consulted with my physicians and therapists or counselors who have agreed that I can participate in this program.