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I feel like the term TMS is misleading

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by Patrisia, Mar 28, 2020.

  1. Patrisia

    Patrisia Peer Supporter

    According to the definition, myositis refers to any condition causing inflammation in muscles. I feel like this term could be misleading to anyone who deals with migraines, neuralgia, insomnia etc. and visits our site for the first time. Any insights?
     
  2. Patrisia

    Patrisia Peer Supporter

    Nevermind! I realized that the PPD shows up once you are redirected to the site.
     
  3. Andy Bayliss

    Andy Bayliss TMS Coach & Beloved Grand Eagle

    Also, the TMS site has The Mind Body Syndrome title too. This is the name that Dr. Sarno agreed in his later years could be perfectly appropriate for the condition for which he first identified as "myositis" symptoms only.
     
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  4. Dorado

    Dorado Beloved Grand Eagle

    I prefer the “mind-body syndrome” over the muscle-focused versions of the TMS acronym. However, I personally refer to this experience as “mind-body symptoms” as opposed to a “syndrome” because every single living being experiences these symptoms at some point, and sometimes the word “syndrome” has negative connotations that make people feel as though something is wrong with them. We have all had a headache or a stomachache, blushed, etc. as a result of our emotions. This experience is important to understand as it’s very much so part of being alive (note that it’s just as important to recognize that we can overcome the symptoms). It’s not a sickness.
     
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