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A more imaginative response to psychosomatic illness may be beneficial

How meditation and virtual reality can help trick the mind into curative action

  • Psychosomatic illness is not fully understood, but stress and traumatic events, such as rape and domestic violence, are suspected to be a cause.
  • Huge suffering could be averted if patients, doctors and everyone else stopped viewing them as diseases that are not “real”.
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  • Ms O’Sullivan’s book says almost nothing about what cures exist, mentioning specific treatments such as meditation only in passing.
  • Pharmaceutical companies shun such treatments because they are not moneymakers.

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@TheEconomist: “How meditation and virtual reality can help trick the mind into curative action”


A more imaginative response to psychosomatic illness may be beneficial


A more imaginative response to psychosomatic illness may be beneficial

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