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Fibromyalgia, Alternative Therapies and the Bio-Psycho-Social

“People still insist on things like holistic healing and things that have no real basis in evidence because they want it to be true-it’s as simple as that”, Stephen Fry If there is any alternate healing therapy that I have … Continue reading

Posted in 3 treatments for fibromyalgia, bio-psycho-social, diane jacobs, elaine aron, energy work, fibro as a social construct, Fibromyalgia, herbs, homeopathy, hypervigilant, jinshin, massage, overly empathetic, pseudo science | 2 Comments

Fibromyalgia: The pain is in the brain

“Memory, the warder of the brain”, William Shakespeare It has been a long and interesting journey beginning with my book in which┬áI laid the foundation about why women are more prone to developing, or at least reporting FMS, and my … Continue reading

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On Being Parented and Parenting: Overcoming Past Experiences Through Understanding Pain of Fibromyalgia

“If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of … Continue reading

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