The following is an extract from:
Fibromyalgia and the MindBodySpirit Connection
by William B. Salt II, MD and Edwin H. Season, MD

Learn to Be Healthy

You can learn to be healthy. Accurate information leads to healing and is often much more important than medication. Achieving health and wellness is an active, rather than passive, process. The focused information on fibromyalgia in this book is integrated with holistic MindBodySpirit Connection concepts and the latest information on living a healthy lifestyle.

It may take you up to twelve weeks to read this book and walk through the seven steps listed in Table 3. Change is never easy, but then neither is it easy to live with fibromyalgia. Behavioral psychologists have studied people who have succeeded in changing their lives. Research shows that it takes about 12 weeks to make the commitment, begin to change behavior, and to establish an enduring life change.

Table 3: 7 Steps for Living a Healthy Life with Fibromyalgia
Step 1: Connecting Mind, Body, and Spirit
Step 2: Learning about Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain
Step 3: Healing with Diagnosis and Education
Step 4: Making "The Connection"
Step 5: Emphasizing Self-Care and Wellness
Step 6: Managing Your Fibromyalgia
Step 7: Taking Action If Symptoms Persist

"Use" Fibromyalgia

Not only can you heal from fibromyalgia, but also you can be healthier than you have ever been. Turn the negative of your illness into the positive of health and wellness. You can "use" fibromyalgia to change your life and health. Focus on the power of your mind rather than on the pain of your body. Use the diagnosis of fibromyalgia to realize your ability to heal through the MindBodySpirit Connection and become healthier than ever before. Welcome to wellness!

William B. Salt II, MD
William B. Salt II, M.D.
Gastroenterologist
Columbus, Ohio

Edwin H. Season, M.D.
Edwin H. Season, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgeon
Columbus, Ohio

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