One of my TMS equivalents has been psoriasis. I've had since I was a teen and have used medicated shampoo since then. (Unless of course, I care to have my scalp turn into an awful, painful mess complete with the horrifyingly embarrassing dandruff. Yeah, that's just what a teen girl loves to have when Head and Shoulders ad campaigns is teaching us how shameful it is.) I've been experimenting with going shampoo free (google it…it's not as disgusting as it sounds!) or using only mild/natural shampoos. My results? My hair has become more healthy looking and my scalp has never been better. Oh, a few little flares here and there but nothing like the ongoing battle I had when using costly prescription shampoo. Then this head slapping revelation occurred to me. The "cure" is what was causing my dis-ease. The medicated shampoo and years of frustrations, compliments of TMS, were fueling this entire script. I thought of the other TMS tools that feed the pain script: orthotics, pillows, or any other thing used to help the equivalents. And of course, the media is ever so busy creating cures for maladies they've invented themselves. The insanity just staggers me!