Dr. Sarno makes so much sense. My MRI did not show a physical cause of my pain. I had heard of this book but pre-judged it as probably nonsense. But I have begun noticing that mental stress sometimes initiates the pain, and so I bought the book. Just finished listening and am convinced that's the diagnosis.
It explaines everything. Also something I have always been wandering about... Why can doctors only emagine 2 ways to work with a patient. 1. x-ray (to see what is broken) or 2. Prescribe drugs to reduce the symptoms.
A must for anyone interested in holistic treatments of the human condition. A reminder that emotional and mental health should be addressed just as much, if not more, as physical health.
Good narration. easy to understand and follow. books gives a perspective that is hidden in today's society. would cause money towards to the medical Industry If it was more publicized. a shame I had to magically stumble upon this technique.
I always suspected a connection between mind and body. This book provides a frame work to better understand how it works. I found many of the example I could relate to and it greatly enhanced my understanding of how it works and how the connection manifests in pain. While I have just finished listening to the book and not been able to put in practice his theory it has certainly motivated me to put aside my fears and motivated me to action.
What a concept.. so glad I found this. Applies to so many people I know.
I've suffered from chronic muscle tension for years. I am a total Type A personality.
It's good to think outside of the box. As a medical professional I'm quite familiar with cookie cutter diagnoses and the over use of surgery.
A book that has literally and physically changed my life. I experienced episodes of back pain, neck pain, and foot pain for the last 20 yrs. painful episodes that would sometimes not allow me to leave the house and limited my life.
All this changed after reading this book! I continue to check in daily and do the recommended mental exercises. I am free of back pain, neck pain, and foot pain. I have had a few episodes that have poked there ugly head out, I immediately get back on track with the mental work and it goes away within 24 hours. If you experience s s back pain at all this is a Must Read!
I've had recurring back pain for years. When I stumbled across this book, I'd been in pain for 6 days after from suffering a supposed back sprain. Listened to this on Monday night, woke up pain free on Tuesday morning. If you're open minded and prepared to un-learn everything you thought you knew about back pain, this book will change your life in the best possible way.
Great confirmation of what many of us instinctually know on a spiritual level. Especially when we are living with a loved one who is in constant pain that no medical treatment or surgical procedure can alleviate.
Many thanks to John Sarno for sharing his knowledge, experience and insights about the root cause of pain that cannot be cured by current medical science.
I have to admit I was a skeptic but after suffering for years with chronic back and neck pain I came back to this book time and time again and it really does help. sometimes I have to go back through the process to remind myself of what is causing the pain and actually take time to go through the proper steps to get out of the pain cycle.