The Mindbody Prescription

The Mindbody Prescription

Healing the Body, Healing the Pain

Book - 1998
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The New York Times bestselling guide to a healthy and pain-free life.

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.

"My life was filled with excruciating back and shoulder pain until I applied Dr. Sarno's principles, and in a matter of weeks my back pain disappeared. I never suffered a single symptom again...I owe Dr. Sarno my life." - Howard Stern

Publisher: New York : Warner Books, c1998
ISBN: 9780446675154
9780446520768
0446520764
Branch Call Number: 616.08 S246m 1998
Characteristics: xviii, 210 p. ; 22 cm

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A rogue doctor diagnoses pain and other physical maladies as the mind's defense mechanism to repress unwanted emotions. Freud was onto something way back when. (Judy's fave)


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michaelforest
Jun 19, 2017

Very good and informative book. I've read his most recent book (this one is older) and I like this one better than the newer one because it's more instructional and easier to find the steps on what to do to get better. Recommended.

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grace65
Sep 12, 2016

"TMS supposedly causes rage and fear in the unconscious..."
This is backwards: Sarno says the fear of release of repressed rage causes TMS, which in turn causes a wide variety of physical symptoms. He also says that rage doesn't have to be expressed, only understood, in order to get relief from pain and other symptoms. This book was recommended by a top-notch pain psychologist. Have not done Sarno's program yet but looking forward to doing it.

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