Tension Myositis SyndromeFor several years I have been working closely with a Musculoskeletal Physican treating patients with chronic musculoskeletal symptoms. Many of these patients have been thoroughly investigated and have received the full repertoire of medical treatment but yet fail to get better. In some cases the reason for this is because there are powerful psychological factors underlying the illness.
About ten years ago I was introduced to the work of Dr John Sarno whose publications have clarified the importance of repressed emotions in the manifestation of illness particularly in the realm of musculoskeletal medicine. I was so impressed by his work that I contacted him and visited him at the Rusk Institute in New York to find out more about the TMS process.
Thousands of people have been helped in recovering from their illness simply by reading his books and carrying out his advice on how to access the repressed emotions that are the driving force behind the physical symptoms.
Occasionally however this is not enough and further help is needed. This is where psychotherapy can be of great benefit and I feel that my work can make a profound difference in the patient's ability to recover from their illness.
"The sorrow which has no vent in tears may make other organs weep." ~ Henry Maudsley