Chronic Pain Treatment - Mind Body Syndrome
Research over the past ten years has identified the link between emotional and physical conditions, and scientists are now demonstrating more precisely how emotional signals get translated into physical pain.
John Stracks, MD an integrative medicine specialist at The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, has been interested in this mind-body connection, or Mind Body Syndrome (MBS), for over a decade. He has trained with renowned physicians in the field of mind-body pain management and believes that chronic conditions such as back pain, neck pain, arthritis, GERD, fibromyalgia, and many others all may have a significant emotional component.
Dr. Stracks is currently teaching a four-week course in this area for patients who believe that the power of the mind can be used to heal the symptoms in their bodies. All patients who are interested in a mind-body evaluation meet first for an individual consultation with Dr. Stracks. During that consultation, Dr. Stracks explores a patient's medical history, paying particular attention to episodes of severe pain and the stressful events or emotions that may have accompanied those episodes.
This class is not recommended for patients with serious medical issues such as infections or cancer
Common Reasons to Seek Mind-Body Syndrome Chronic Pain Treatment:
Current Offerings to Explore Mind Body Syndrome
Mind/Body Drop in Discussion Group
Mind/Body Medicine Lecture
Mind/Body Patient and Panel Discussions
Mind/Body Writing and Discussion Group
Registration and additional information is available here: Wellness Classes.