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Possible confusion with "TMS" acronym

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by Barb M., Feb 10, 2015.

  1. Barb M.

    Barb M. Peer Supporter

    I was just searching TMS on Google and what comes up first is Transcranial magnetic stimulation, a pretty hot topic these days in treating refractory depression. I couldn't find the thread where Forest was posting about how many people search for TMS, getting more traffic to this site, etc. Just thought this might be useful information.
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  2. IrishSceptic

    IrishSceptic Podcast Visionary

    thats how I first came across TMS Wiki but dismissed it for a year, bought the book Healing Back pain...and didnt read it for 7 months!
    I was still invested in the structural explanations. was just thinking about acronyms and how they relate to TMS recovery.
    a common one for FEAR
    F- False
    E- Evidence
    A - Appearing
    R - Real

    One I came up with for Pain in context of TMS
    P - Pay
    A - Attention(to)
    I - Internal
    N - Needs
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  3. Steve Ozanich

    Steve Ozanich TMS Consultant

    I think the biggest one was The Metal Society at one point. They owned the traffic. But due to the industry trying to Frankenstein everyone into good health it wouldn't be surprising if Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation didn't take over. The hardest I ever heard Dr. Sarno laugh was when I told hm I got email wanting to know when the next race was at the Texas Motor Speedway.

    He contemplated changing it to TPS, or PNPS on several occasions, but then he said, "We can't erase the past." He resigned it back to TMS. He felt that The Mindbody Syndrome captured the essence anyway. In my new book I called it Tough Mother (to) Sell.
  4. Forest

    Forest Beloved Grand Eagle

    Here is what Google says about the relative search traffic over time for "tension myositis syndrome" and "transcranial magnetic stimulation:"

    If you put the two search terms in at trends.google.com, you'll see that the other TMS gets about 13 times more traffic than ours does. :(

    On a lighter note (though not for the sufferers) one of my favorite "TMS"s in conversations like these is traumatic masterbatory syndrome: (warning: adult content/not safe for work)


    I'm happy to report, though, that according to internet statistics site Alexa, this site is narrowly beating the main awareness site for traumatic masturbatory syndrome
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2015
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  5. Alan Gordon LCSW

    Alan Gordon LCSW TMS Therapist

    2008 was a rough year for us.
  6. Tennis Tom

    Tennis Tom Beloved Grand Eagle

    FWIW, the average daily time at healthystrokes.com is 2.26, that's minutes I assume and not hours.
  7. Ellen

    Ellen Beloved Grand Eagle

    @Forest how do you explain 2008?

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