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
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.
Excellent, book, excellent work! Dr. Sarno is a saint! Through his amazing work, identifying TMS he has changed, is changing and will change the life's of so many people that are suffering unnecessarily because of societies erroneous beliefs about unifying mind and body i.e. the link between emotions and disease. This is the kind of thing that doctors should be taught at medical school. A must read!
Don't waste your money. The theory presented here is that every ache and pain is caused by our psychology and if knowing that does not work for you then you are not accepting reality. I think he has everything backwards--The condition of the body affects the mind...but then I am not a doctor so what do I know.
I feel his decision to write this book is unethical. He frequently says that his assertions are "controversial." What is really meant is that they are disproved by science, in many cases. He clearly has grabbed on to this one idea (that some physical symptoms can be caused by repressed emotion) and then haphazardly educated himself on Freud (super terrible person, much disproved) and then sees everything through this lens of "everything is caused by repressed emotion." Yes, modern humans repress emotions too much. But... There are many factors.... And his using his MD to give validity to what he's saying when he has no formal training in psychology is unethical. Many things he has to say about psychology are untrue and are obviously him just projecting his own abnormalities upon all humans to help him feel more normal and OK. I hate it when authors have such obvious defense mechanisms which cause them to skew their views...
Dr. Sarno has a nice view of the origin of the pains we have in our bodies. I particularly suffer of neck pain for 20 years and no doctor could find a solution, a cure or a relief. After reading Dr. Sarno's books I am sure that my problem is psychosomatic, but I could not relief my pain by only reading it. I wrote Dr. Sarno, but he is already retired, so I'll need psychotherapy to get better. At least there is a hope...
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