1. Pain experiences are a normal response to what your brain things is a threat.
2. The amount of pain does not necessarily correspond to the amount of tissue damage.
3. Current pain does not mean that you are actively being damaged at this moment, but your brain has become sensitized and begins to involve all parts of your body in responding to it.
4. Management includes not just medical interventions, but how you understand of pain and how to cope, how you interpret pain, avoid pain, and what fears you bring to being in pain.
It includes detailed descriptions of how each part of your body interacts to maintain a pain experience. Having a better understanding reduced my freak-out level.
The healing modality it details does not translate to vulvodynia and the authors are working on this in consultation with pelvic pain experts.