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What are functional mind-body-spirit symptoms?

William B. Salt II., MD
Gastroenterology

Functional mind-body-spirit symptoms include:

Body

  • Digestive symptoms
  • Widespread aching and pain
  • Localized bodily pain
  • Fatigue and low energy
  • Headaches
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ)/jaw pain
  • Dizziness and feeling faint
  • Shortness of breath
  • Tremulousness and jitteriness
  • Heart racing or rhythm problems
  • Chest pain
  • Pelvic pain
  • Back pain
  • Bladder problems
  • Menstrual symptoms
  • Sweating
  • Sexual difficulties

Mind

  • Nervousness
  • Anxiety and panic or phobias
  • Irritability and negative thinking
  • Obsessions
  • Difficulty thinking/remembering
  • Depression
Spirit
  • Hopelessness
  • Low self-esteem
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Unhealthy shame
  • Lack of meaning or purpose
  • Sense of isolation or separation
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