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Alternate Medicine Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection by John Sarno

WOODROW

WOODROW

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A few months back, I was a victim of many severe problems, back pain being just one of them. Dr Sarno argues that a great deal of pain that we undergo is because of our emotional turmoils and not simply because there is something wrong with our body.

When I picked up the book, the title seemed so damn boring that it made me yawn. But as I dug deeper into the book, I couldn’t help but acknowledge what was written. The doctor theorizes that physical pain could be a manifestation of repressed emotional problems. Over the years, when we keep suppressing it deep inside, our minds instead of being tortured with the emotions (which could be dangerous), choose to exhibit the same in the physical form or as physical symptoms.

And when I perceived that, it led me to means of healing myself.
 
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MARCOS

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Some day the world is gonna say what a genius Dr Sarno is and how his thoughts and treatment procedures were way ahead of his time. I have been suffering from severe and never-ending back pain ever since I was 21, and since then I have left no stone unturned to get rid of that ruddy pain.

There were times when I used to feel better for a while in between but things would go back to square one after a little while. I have been to a number of doctors, took pills more than an average human takes in his lifetime and tried yoga, massages, creams and physiotherapy. But I never really got better.

A few days back I was browsing the internet for some traditional kind of a solution and that is when I read about this book. I did not believe right away that this book would be a solution to all my woes but I had turned desperate with all that pain and I ordered a copy then and there. When it arrived, it again caught dust for 2 odd months in my shelf before I actually gave it read.

I found it to have interesting concepts that I had never heard before. But I gathered courage and decided to give all that was written a genuine try. I finished reading the book in a day’s time and the same week I bought the next two books in the sequence and finished reading them too.

As my mind began to accept the things written in the book and putting it to practice, I could see the intensity of my back pain lessen significantly in the next few days. I am a grateful guy now and all credits for Dr Sarno.

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MACK

MACK

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I have been suffering from incessant back pain for over 20 years now. The supposedly good years of my life were spoilt because of the terrible back pain I experienced all these years. I wouldn’t hesitate in saying that the quality of my life was completely shattered because of the pain I experienced. Any physical activities I wanted to do, I had to think it over and over again and then would end up not doing the majority of things out of fear of aggravating my pain.

I wish I had known about this book earlier as it proved to be a life changer. It is a godsend for anyone who has back pain; I would infact say anyone who has any kind of chronic pain. It guides you step by step on how to deal with various components of pain in an effective manner.
 
alexis

alexis

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My physiotherapist recommended this. I am glad she did because this is the most interesting medical book that I have read. When I started reading it, I was skeptical, but slowly, I started accepting what is written and bought those beliefs totally, but that was because I started putting those ideas into practice, I could literally see good results and the intensity of my back pain slowly started to lessen.

And as of now, I do have back pain at times but manageable and not as bad as it used to be before.

I now firmly believe that anger, fear and sadness could take a toll not just on your emotional health but also on physical health and cause major problems to your body. It is just that unfortunately in my case itmanifested as back pain. I have been having back pain for 11 years now and nothing that any physio or chiropractor did could help me out in any way.

Now I have learnt how to deal with my emotional flare ups and when I do that effectively, my back pain reduces.
 
goldie

goldie

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If this book helped you, I feel you are really lucky!! And I sincerely hope it helps you all the more too. I do firmly believe that mental tensions can display itself as physical pain in various forms.

But I have major problems believing what the author has written and the way he has written is all the more irritating. In most of the pages, the author complains about how most people do not believe him and how medical professionals despise his theories without even giving them a try.

From my viewpoint, all those complaints do no good and I don’t think it is making any kind of good impression on the readers too. When I read those portions, it just made me feel apprehensive about the book and in no way did it reassure my mind.

The rest of the book consists of various stories on how the author helped heal his patients with his theories but there is nothing in the book that are solid facts. The author never says that even a single concept he talks about is proved; every time he only uses the phrase “he believes” and the frequent usage of that phrase in his book has made me not believe him.
 
morgan

morgan

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No book has been able to bring about a positive change in my life as this book did. I am astonished by this book as it helped me achieve something that no medicine could do. I have been to numerous doctors, undergone various tests and procedure and paid through my nose for medical bills and medicines. And nothing helped even a little bit with my backpain.

But ever since I read this book, I have had zero back pain. Initially I was hesitant in adopting the ideas conveyed by the author. I could not believe such soft ideas could actually help. If you are suffering from back pain and no diagnosis helped, this book could bring about a different perspective. It might look weird and crazy and it actually did when I read it first but since I tried everything else and all that failed, I felt hopeless and felt there was no harm in giving it a try.
 
consuelo

consuelo

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The book is a little dragging but when something works for you and helps you heal, that drag part doesn’t seem a big deal.

The book is not just about back pain, although it is the main aspect that is covered. It also talks about identifying different kinds of physical manifestations that causes ailments. Once the physical aspect is done, the author Dr Sarno stresses that it is imperative to take a look at the emotional and stressful aspects that might be in the hiding and one may not have paid much attention to it but the author stresses that it is important to look within too.

I am now of the belief that there is a major possibility that things get aggravated due to emotional issues.
 
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Vijay Janardhan

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