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I'm not understanding a concept

Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by tgirl, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. tgirl

    tgirl Well known member

    I've been told by my doctor after much testing that the prickly nerve endings in my leg skin is stress/anxiety related. Dr. Sarno's books state that pain is from an oxygen deprivation, so why wouldn't exercise relieve my leg symptom? Surely exercise would bring oxygen to that area. It might temporarily relieve it, not totally sure. Is it that I am still dealing with emotional stuff?
  2. Gigalos

    Gigalos Beloved Grand Eagle

    Nice to see you have a doctor that can connect the dots when it comes to the integration of mind and body.
    I do not understand why you think exercise would bring oxygen to that area.
    I have also read threads about other techniques that should increase the level of oxygen to certain area's, but to no avail.
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  3. tgirl

    tgirl Well known member

    I'm not sure I understand. So, a change in attitude and beliefs bring oxygen to an area and not exercise? Is this the long and short of it? I keep reading about oxygen deprivation and its correlation to TMS.
  4. Mermaid

    Mermaid Well known member

    Exercise needs to be done for it's own sake not as a temporary pain reliever, otherwise your focus remains on your body, not your emotions which is the purpose of TMS, to distract.
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  5. tgirl

    tgirl Well known member

    Thank you. I do a lot of exercise for it's own sake.
  6. Ellen

    Ellen Beloved Grand Eagle

    Our unconscious brain via the autonomic nervous system creates physical changes in the body that results in TMS symptoms. Physical interventions, including exercise, do not impact this because they don't address the underlying reason the brain is creating the symptoms, which are psychological. We must treat the underlying cause to get lasting relief.
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  7. tgirl

    tgirl Well known member

    I kind of understood this from my readings but my situation seems quite stuck, even though my doctor thinks I'm the picture of health.

    I really hope a nervous system can't be so 'fried' that it is beyond repair. That is a concern of mine.
  8. Gigalos

    Gigalos Beloved Grand Eagle

    Dear Tgirl,
    I have seen and read cases of people who got rid of a symptom after decades of suffering. Hang in there, even when you feel stuck at some moment in time, eventually you will find your way up again. Keep exercising for physical and mental benefits, but not for 'physically improving oxygen to certain area's'. Focus on the causes, not on the symptoms. Doubts and concerns do nothing more than sidetrack you from that. That said, don't beat yourself up about having them, just accept them and keep reminding yourself that they won't help you in any way.
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  9. tgirl

    tgirl Well known member

    Thanks Gigalos for your encouraging words.
  10. sbmumford

    sbmumford Peer Supporter

    There's an amusing interview with Sarno in which he castigates the interviewer who tries to convince him that his Yoga practice brings more oxygen to the practitioner's tissues:

    Sarno clearly feels that no amount of exercise/breathing/Yoga etc will counteract what the brain does in terms of oxygen deprivation.
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  11. tgirl

    tgirl Well known member

    Thank you. I'm going to watch it.
  12. Gigalos

    Gigalos Beloved Grand Eagle

    Great interview! "No, stop stop stop stop stop, all wrong...."
  13. hippiesabotage

    hippiesabotage New Member

    I'm new here but I would just like to point out that it appears that your unconscious is using fear to keep you from believing that your pain is a result of emotional repression. I believe that as much as your brain can "fry" your nervous system that it can heal your nervous system as well.
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