Beyond Nutrition: Stress Reduction Leverage Points for Healing Migraine (Video)

We all know we need to reduce our stress, get more rest, and exercise.  But how do we break the cycle of overextending ourselves and prioritize our healing above all else?  It’s tempting to just focus on diet as the key leverage point in healing, but it is still hard to heal if we are unable implement other important lifestyle changes that reduce stress and give our bodies a chance to repair.  In the video below I share my personal explorations with sleep hygiene, exercise, and how to make these a priority.

Emotional Healing for Migraine with Dr. Sarno’s TMS Concept (Video)

In this video I explore my own recent reflections on healing migraine as TMS pain.  TMS, or Tension Myoneural Syndrome is a concept originated by Dr. Sarno, and reviewed by Steve Ozanich in his book “The Great Pain Deception.”

Dr. Sarno’s basic premise is that chronic pain is a clever way that the body uses to express deep-seated emotions that we as children learned to repress because we believed that expressing emotions our parent’s disapproved of would lead to use being abandoned/cut off from our source of life.

It is not a new idea to me that the body takes on the stress of unexpressed emotions, or that repressed emotions can manifest as disease. It is also not a new idea that the body actually IS our subconscious. What is new is the idea that pain is an actual diversion tactic that the mind uses to avoid unconscious rage.

I’m compelled by this idea. So I decided to go off the Protocol to see if this will really work. After all, I’d rather not have to eat potato starch every day for the rest of my life. I am happy to find a better solution to the Protocol if one exists.

Find out more about what I’ve learned in the two weeks I’ve been off the protocol as I reflect on and experiment with Dr. Sarno’s ideas in the video below.  Enjoy!

 

Here’s Part 2