What is Mindbody Syndrome or TMS?

TMS is short for Tension Myositis Syndrome or Tension Myoneural Syndrome, but today it is most commonly referred to as Mind-body Syndrome, or neuroplastic pain. To explain it briefly, this condition covers various forms of chronic pain that originate from a psychosomatic condition.

“WAIT A MINUTE! are you saying it is all in my head IN MY HEAD?”

When hearing the word psychosomatic, a lot of people think, “Wait a minute, are you saying it is all in my head”, and the simple answer is “No, the pain is definitely real!”. However, as Nicole Sachs so beautifully puts it; “the answer is also not in your body”.
So what is causing this, often debilitating pain, that some of you have been walking around with for years, sometimes decades?

Dr. Sarno , the father of the TMS approach, found that it can be traced back to the build-up of tension in the body, due psychological stress. This can lead the automatic nervous system to decreasing blood flow to the muscles, tendons and/ or nerves, and as a result, sends ‘false’ pain signals to the brain. 

While the pain you feel is very real, the cause is impossible to detect on MRIs, resulting in many chronic pain patients not getting a clear diagnosis, and there is often no treatment nor hope for full recovery.  They are often medically unexplained symptoms, that you’ve been walking around with for a long time, and you have probably already tried everything to alleviate your pain. Or they did explain where it came from, but what you have tried to do against it hasn’t actually worked. 

Thanks to Dr. Sarno’s work, and the many doctors, clinicians, and coaches, that have adopted his approach, I am here to tell you:  I can help!  

Common CHRONIC ISSUES that are most likely TMS, are: 

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Sciatica pain
  • RSI
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Chronic headaches and Migraines
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (+ other gastronomical issues)
  • Pelvic pain

And many more. If you are not sure whether this applies to your specific case, you can first book a Discovery Call (free of charge) so we can see if this is right for you, or take the self test below

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