The claim by some fitness experts that physical training can deal with endometriosis was fascinating news to me. I keep an interested (not obsessive) eye on the literature and I clearly recalled the last proper review was by Camila M Bonocher et al in
Endometriosis and physical exercises: a systematic review.
Underpinning every psychological approach to back pain is education.
It’s seen as crucial that you understand the mechanisms of pain within your body. So here is a super simple introduction to the basics of pain. I started teaching in our kitchen:
We have that basic banana approach. We can now build up to a bit more of a technical overview. You’ll see, I got kicked out of the kitchen, into the bathroom!
now, its up into the brain! We were relocated to the bedroom
Its back to the bathroom to remind ourselves about what switches nociceptive neurons on and off
back into the bedroom to look at “inhibitory interneurons” and “enkephalins”
Helping you understand how pain works is certainly the approach used by Dr Sarno in his TMS (Tension Myositis Syndrome)programme and Dr Schubiner in his MBS ( Mind Body Syndrome) programme. I just think our educational process is a bit funnier!
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