Migraine, fibromyalgia, are diseases whose origin and cure are unknown. That’s what they say.
Why it hurts so much and so often really is a mystery if what the doctors say is true: that there is nothing abnormal in the time, space and circumstance of pain.
– It shouldn’t hurt you.
It’s the same with pain and other perceptions.
– I’m hungry every day and every hour.
– You shouldn’t be hungry. You are well-nourished. Over-nourished, I would say…
It’s the mystery of why some citizens’ hunger increases when they eat, rather than diminish it.
– I’m more and more hungry. I don’t understand it. No food fixes it…
The brain is a perception manager. It projects hunger, pain, heat, cold, dizziness, fatigue, boredom, euphoria … for reasons that we don’t always understand. If we have been several days without food it’s understandable that the brain reminds us, with hunger, that the body needs energy, but it doesn’t make sense for the brain to project the urge to eat on us if we are a little overweight.
The disease of chronic, unwarranted hunger is a mystery. The researchers track the chemistry of hunger in search of molecules that turn the need into a compulsive addiction. They always find one and make the media bells sound.
Those molecules are also found in that kind of pain.
The researchers are optimistic.
– In recent years there has been considerable progress in the understanding of pain. In the future we’ll have new drugs. Controlling the suffering won’t be a problem.
The problem of the future is that it’s never present in this issue.
The issue of hunger is not improving. Every day thousands of people die because of chronic insatiable hunger. The problem may even be getting worse.
The pain also wreaks havoc. Every day thousands of citizens die by chronic, insatiable consumption of analgesics. The problem may even go from bad to worse.
Reasonable, economic management of perceptual resources is not guaranteed. The brain doesn’t have a smart natural condition. Rather the opposite. It’s the individual’s job to channel the brain’s biological dynamics, selected for harsh and competitive environments, and adapt them to the universe of “everything is a hundred yards tall” and be safe.
There are children hunger and chronic pain, insatiable.
Some believe that everything is because of the inconsistency between what the alarmist genetics claims and what the culture of abundance offers. The human molecules of pain and hunger are the same as those of flies and worms in the laboratory. We should to track the differences between cultures.
Curious and erroneous idea of culture. It seems that there can’t be cultural impregnation until we access the “use of reason”.
The sapiens brain (ma non troppo) is, by what genetics dictate, candid, imitating and “schoolable”. It absorbs culture since the first hours of life.
Parents, teachers and friends are always around the child projecting words and examples, said and dones. The child’s brain is a pasive schoolchild that takes everything that happens and hears in order to process it according to rules we don’t know about.
This week a patient came to my office with migraine, neck pain, rather chubby, moderately discouraged and she was a smoker. She did a good job of schooling in “my brain and it’s “I”” … She no longer has migraines, her neck doesn’t hurt (there was also a great pedagogical work of two excellent “neurophysic therapists”) she has earned a few anti-kilos, she is courageous after quitting the antidepressants she no longer absurdly inhales addictive toxic smoke..
She is an ideal patient, intelligent and hardworking.