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
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
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.
The number one instant healing book I've come across.
Instant Healing by Frank Kinslow and Serge Kahili King were also helpful.
Absolutely, I'm now on my 10th time listening to it...at work, at home and on the road.
Howard Stern was wrong, Dr. Sarno is not just a saint, he's a hero, an angel and a best friend. Wish I came across this book in 2011, the most painful year of my life. I had bursitis, sciatica and neuroma, all on the left side of my body. I had MRI (they said I have herniated disc), 2 epidural cortisone injections to ease the extreme back pain, had the excruciatingly painful nerve conduction study (normal results), 3 injections on my left foot and took all kinds of prescription medications and muscle relaxants which just left me dazed all day. One time I almost ran off the road so I decided all the madness had to stop. I went to a chiropractor and it somehow helped ease the pain but started researching on healing. I came across a couple of instant healing books and they also helped but this book is the ULTIMATE INSTANT HEALING book. I believe in his philosophy and always thought that all my sickness were due to something inside of me so I went inward. This book came at the time when my right shoulder and foot also started acting up. Now I just tell them that their cover is blown and I'm not putting up with this and the pain just subsides in a couple of seconds. I also thank my body for listening to my commands at the end of the day. Last night, I attended a party for a retiring friend at the Pentagon, walked miles and miles then danced the night away later on. NO PAIN!!! I've been talking to friends about Dr. Sarno endlessly. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Surprisingly logical, scientific, interesting. It works!!! The best audio book I've ever bought. I will recommend this to anybody and everybody.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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