Do you believe that your pain or symptoms are caused by a psychosomatic process and not due to a structural defect or some chemical imbalance in the body? Do I truly believe it? To me, it may be the most important question. And like any matter of faith, the path from point A to point B is not a straight line. It's a process and often a long one. If I ask my friendly neighborhood doctor or scientist if he or she believes it, they're likely to give a muted, somewhat skeptical and patronizing response. (Unless, of course they are highly enlightened in the world of mindbody medicine). At some point, I have set aside the conventional thinking; the thinking I've been programmed all my life to believe.... and take that leap of faith. That's when I've always seen my most dramatic results and gotten better.