Post by donq on Feb 28, 2017 8:02:39 GMT
A phantom limb is the sensation that an amputated or missing limb is still attached. Approximately 60 to 80% of individuals with an amputation experience phantom sensations in their amputated limb, and the majority of the sensations are painful. Phantom sensations may also occur after the removal of body parts other than the limbs, e.g. after amputation of the breast, extraction of a tooth (phantom tooth pain) or removal of an eye (phantom eye syndrome).
Phantom limb pain always wonder me. As for stump pain, I get it, more or less. Here's what stump pain is:
Stump pain is pain arising from the residual part of the body as opposed to phantom pain, which is felt in the missing part of the body. It is commonly a sharp, sticking, or pressure feeling that, although diffuse, is localized to the end of the stump.
How is it possible to feel the pain in the part of the body that has lost and isn't there?
"Some could feel all of missing leg quite well but mostly a warm squeezing feeling over some particular areas. Or when standing in cold water with fishing boot has imaginary leak of boot with imaginary water dribbing down along calf."
-from Phantom pain by Richard A. Sherman
Wait! As this is a spiritual forum, I know what you are thinking. :-)
But my question is, is there a body in the mind? And this brings back to the even older question, is the mind a non-physical substance? And the mind and brain are distinct entities?
There's a warning about "mindless brain and brainless mind". Some think that the mind is a non-physical substance, while the others, mind is noting without its brain. In other words mind cannot think without its brain.
What do you think about this?