Case Studies

Chronic Illness

Introduction Evidence indicates that for many forms of chronic illness, the general dysregulation and drain of the illness experience can be reflected in decreased coherence. In addition, many individuals with chronic illness experience various forms of stress related to the chronic illness experience (academic, job, financial, social, physical) which can further amplify either core symptoms […]

Emotional/Behavioral Disorders

Introduction Certain negative emotional states such as anxiety, anger and panic, include a component of over­arousal thereby triggering the “fight or flight” repertoire of physiological responses. Some of these existing emotional tendencies are additionally amplified by stress. When in an undesirable emotional state, many individuals then experience unwanted cognitive and behavioral phenomena that can lead […]

Psychophysiologic Disorders

Introduction Disorders that by definition include both a mind and body component are increasingly identified in primary care. Most commonly, the “mind” component includes stress and negative emotional experiences resulting in ANS imbalances which in turn mediate a plethora of “body” symptoms including pain, trouble sleeping, appetite changes, fatigue, dizziness and nausea to name a […]


Introduction Acute chronic and recurrent pain is a significant problem worldwide for children and adults and one of the leading reasons that people seek medical (conventional or complementary) treatment. Negative emotional states such as anxiety and fear go hand in hand with pain experiences and are often as important as the pain stimulus itself in […]


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