Chapter 1

You Are Your Bodymind
The Energy of Emotions
The Far-Flung Reaches of the Bodymind
More Evidence for the Bodymind
Feeling Blue
The Mind of the Gut
A Changed View
Looking Ahead

Chapter 2

Our Boundaries, Our Selves
Boundaries Are Critical
Hartmann’s Boundary Spectrum
What We Now Know
The Blush and the Migraine
The Flow of Feeling
Extreme Empathy
Everyone Is Psychosomatic
Practically Speaking

Chapter 3

Personality Differences: A Key to Decoding Chronic Illness
The Most Basic Difference
Twelve Chronic Illnesses
There’s No Silver Bullet
Back to Boundaries
Broader than Boundaries: The Example of Skin Ailments
Therapies to Fit the Person

Chapter 4

Boundary Similarities and Differences:
Chronic Fatigue, PTSD, Irritable Bowel, and Fibromyalgia
Body on the Brink
Distance from Feelings
Too Much Stress: The Origins of CFS
The CFS Trigger
PTSD: A New View
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
A Mix of Conditions
A Personal Reminiscence
Summing Up

Chapter 5

Feelings on Hold: Depression, Hypertension, Migraine, and Phantom Pain
Hypertension: A Storm beneath the Surface
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Migraine: Up Close and Personal
Blood Flow in Migraine and CFS
Dissociation in Asthma and Allergies
Phantom Pain: Contrasting Cases
Ulcer: Another Shade of Thick Boundary Pain
Not Knowing Your Feelings: Alexithymia
How Does Alexithymia Begin?
A Way With(out) Words
Depression Knows No Boundaries
Treating Depression

Chapter 6

Finding Your Boundary Type
The Boundary Questionnaire
Obtaining Your Score
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Perception of Own and Other Boundary Type
Placebo Effect

Chapter 7

Finding Your Remedy
Treatments for Your Boundary Type
A Primer on CAM
Guided Imagery
Relaxation and Stress Reduction
You Have the Options

Chapter 8

Pushing Boundaries: Treatments beyond the Super Seven
Moving West to East
Qi and the Meridians
Vital Energy: A Fresh Perspective
How Could Energy Medicine Work?
Touch: It’s Fundamental
Transfer of Energy
The Infant’s Response to the World
Two Kinds of Bodymind Maps
Trauma and Healing
The Value of Your Story

Appendix A: The Boundary Questionnaire

Appendix B: Selected Studies Supporting the Effectiveness of CAM-------- -Treatments for the “Dozen Discomforts”

Appendix C: Sources for Further Information

Alternative Medicine—General
Alt Med—Ayurvedic
Alt Med—Chiropractic
Alt Med—Naturopathic
Alt Med—Orthopaedic
Alt Med—Osteopathic
Asian Therapies (Acupuncture, Acupressure, T’ai Chi, Qigong)
Bodymind Connectedness
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Pain/Phantom Pain
Fibromyalgia/Rheumatoid Arthritis
Guided Imagery
Highly Sensitive People (Very Thin Boundary)
Immune Disorders/Environmental Health
Irritable Bowel Syndrome/Ulcer
Meditation/Stress Reduction/Yoga
Personality Research
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Somatic and Energy Therapies
Women’s Health




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