Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection by John E. SarnoDr. John E. Sarnos groundbreaking research on TMS (Tension Myoneural Syndrome) reveals how stress and other psychological factors can cause back pain-and how you can be pain free without drugs, exercise, or surgery.
Dr. Sarnos program has helped thousands of patients find relief from chronic back conditions. In this New York Times bestseller, Dr. Sarno teaches you how to identify stress and other psychological factors that cause back pain and demonstrates how to heal yourself--without drugs, surgery or exercise. Find out:
Why self-motivated and successful people are prone to Tension Myoneural Syndrome (TMS)
How anxiety and repressed anger trigger muscle spasms
How people condition themselves to accept back pain as inevitable
With case histories and the results of in-depth mind-body research, Dr. Sarno reveals how you can recognize the emotional roots of your TMS and sever the connections between mental and physical pain...and start recovering from back pain today.
10 Lessons From Healing Back Pain by Dr John Sarno: Part 1
Pros : Sarno has built his career around an important and interesting idea, about the importance of the mind in health. This is a valuable baby that should not be thrown out with the bathwater. His most recent books promise near miracles and have lost touch with reality. In my opinion, this is both true and important, but also easy to get carried away with — and, hoo boy, Sarno really does get carried away. Then Healing Back Pain was first published in , presumably as a replacement for Mind Over Back Pain , and then The Mindbody Prescription , in which Sarno expands his thesis — over-reaching, in fact — to explain how other common health problems are created and mediated by the mind.
This book pulled me back from the brink of life-threatening problems. And I'll be the first to admit that the book sounds boring. I don't remember where I got the book. All I know is I'm glad I did. The book is nothing as it seems. The second half of the title "Mind-Body Connection" is really what the book is all about. We've all had physical symptoms that we've attributed correctly to our minds.
Clinical studies have show that reading certain books can have a tremendously positive effect on health. As a filmmaker working on a project about Dr. John E. Sarno this made perfect sense to me. The reviews on Amazon confirm this idea in a profound way. I was a sceptic but had nothing else to lose after 8 years of on and off re-occuring back pain.