Physical versus Emotional Pain

The Swerve I recently read a book, “The Swerve” by Steven Greenblatt. It is a historical account of a papal scribe’s discovery in 1417 of a poem, “The Nature of Things”. Lucretius wrote it almost 1000 years earlier. He makes a case that it was the discovery of this poem … Read More

My Battle with NPD

The concept that stress can create physical symptoms has been around for centuries. In modern times we have become enamored with technology and have lost sight of the fact that there is a much higher chance physical symptoms will be caused by changes in the body’s chemistry and each organ … Read More

Your Hand Stuck Over the Stove

Picture taken from Ernesto Sanchez’s guest post, “The Journey of 1000 Moons” “I’m Fine” Here’s a puzzling situation I often encounter: A patient experiencing severe chronic pain on my spine intake questionnaire rates him or herself as a zero on a 10-point scale with regards to anxiety, depression, and anger. … Read More

Discovering I had Neurophysiologic Disorder (NPD)

I personally experienced the full spectrum of the Neurophysiological Disorder (NPD) from 1990 to 2004. I had no idea what was happening and learned an effective treatment strategy by taking every possible wrong turn. I have experienced over half of the 33 NPD symptoms that Dr. Schubiner describes in chapter 5 … Read More

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