Dr. John E. Sarno's Healing Back Pain is a New York Times best seller that has helped over 500,000 readers. Continuing the research since his ground-breaking book, the renowned physician now presents his most complete work yet on the vital connection between mental and bodily health....
Musculoskeletal pain disorders have reached epidemic proportions in the United States, with most doctors failing to recognize their underlying cause. In this acclaimed volume, Dr. Sarno reveals how many painful conditions - including most neck and back pain, migraine, repetitive stress injuries, whiplash, and tendonitises - are rooted in repressed emotions... and shows how they can be successfully treated without drugs, physical measures, or surgery. His innovative program has already produced gratifying results for thousands of patients. The Mindbody Prescription is your invaluable key to a healthy and pain-free life.
©1998 John E. Sarno, M.D. (P)2012 Hachette Audio
It's been over 6 months since I started having pain that spread all over my body--hands, elbows, toes, ears... I went to the doctor numerous times, saw various specialists, did every test under the sun..and nothing came out to explain what I was feeling. I started thinking maybe I was imagining the pain altogether.
With that in mind and with little expectation, I decided to give this audiobook a shot.. Dr. Sarno assured me that the pain is not imaginary but that there is a way to get rid of it and he explained what steps I could take to do so. I know this is probably too early to report for sure, and ideally I'll have the discipline to update my review later on, but one day after finishing listening to this audiobook and applying some of the recommendations, I feel much better---and feel obligated to write a review.
The performance wasn't the most exciting though I doubt too many people are listening to this book purely for entertainment purposes. I'm guessing most listeners, like myself, have a very strong motivation to absorb the contents...and take the time to believe it. And you'll have a good shot of believing it once you've listened to the 7 or so hours and started giving some of the recommendations a go.
Surprisingly logical, scientific, interesting. It works!!! The best audio book I've ever bought. I will recommend this to anybody and everybody.
Yes, I am going for my second time around listening and I will continue to listen to it until the concepts are second nature. It is healing just to listen to the concepts of this book. I noticed a change within. Dr Sarno's scientific pedigree gives enormous weight to his scientific findings. He guides the listener by the hand through biological and anatomical concepts. This book is a real gem!
That I have the power to heal myself. That emotions, though intrinsic to living, important and necessary, if they are out of balance can be very toxic.
The exercises to begin healing the mind and body
To become aware of the physiology of emotions and their effect on the body structures.
Dr Sarno continue to write please. We need to change the outmoded concepts of orthodox medicine
This book answers a lot of questions that I had after I read Healing Back Pain. And takes the concept of TMS well beyond the back. I'm a believer. I've gotten rid of all pain that I've dealt w/for over 20 years. Thank you Dr. Sarno for your work and dedication to making this available.
I would listen to it again, as the examples in the book help with the healing process, and there's a lot of information that's difficult to process in the first listening.
Reading the book completely obliterated 10 years worth of pain, the only word I can use to describe it is 'incredible'
This is the most important book I've ever listened to or read.
The truth the author exposes about dealing with chronic pain saved me thousands of dollars and steered me toward years of peace.
When a friend told me about this book, I was in the midst of over 12 years of battling back back pain. The last 8 months the pain would almost never let up. I flew to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. I wanted to have suregery, but they gave me an epidural shot. It was a week or so later that my friend told me about this book.
It's now a few months later and the book's ideas are helping me defeat my pain. I've returned to doing the physical activities I love. I work out again, but still haven't pushed myself to the limit, as the book tells you to take it slow. If you're suffering from chronic back pain, this book WILL help you HEAL.
Easy to understand. Good advice.
I also have the hard copy of this book but hearing helped the information stick with me.
Advice on how to address my neck and shoulder pain.
I ordered this book based on the number of positive reviews. After reading a bit and skipping through chapters to try to find where the positive stuff is, I am perplexed. The author/reader drone on about numerous physical conditions and the theory that they originate in emotional problems, mostly repressed rage. I skipped forward to the chapter that supposedly contained a treatment plan, and did not find anything I could apply to my life.
I normally find a book that has solid reviews from other readers is engaging. In this case, I am mystified.
Book is meant to be persuasive, and is. Seems picky to correct the pronunciation of "lumbar" but hearing "lumber" instead of "lumbar" is a bit annoying and makes the work slightly less persuasive. Hopefully it doesn't distract you as much as it did me.
This is an excellent explanation of the human physiological system. I'm so glad my Mother told me about it. My back, neck and shoulder started feeling better before I finished the book. I went running yesterday! I feel great. This is definitely life changing, in several ways.
I recommend this book to all humans, especially those who are experiencing any kind of pain. I will start reading it again tomorrow. I will re-read it again and again, several times so I don't forget the so many important points in it.
Why can't more doctors consider these concepts?
Dr. Sarno, thank you so much!
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