"As far as Dr Sarno and his colleagues are concerned, fibromyalgia is a severe form of TMS, and is best treated like any other form of TMS, i.e. by providing knowledge and understanding of the true source of the pain. The core of this treatment is a lecture presentation in which Dr. Sarno (or a colleague) leads the patients through a process of realisation of the relationship between emotions and physical symptoms and explains to them the importance of understanding what is going on as the basis for curing many common pain syndromes."
Although he is promoting his book ~ there is much information here to digest and ponder. I have always believed that the emotions and mind play a huge part in the way we feel. Yes there are other factors but this is why many GPs offer CBT or counselling... I am posting this as an educational tool of awareness for self help.
Video ~ talk.. links...1 to 5