I am so glad to have this opportunity to thank you for all that you have done for me. In I began having neck pain which soon spread to my arms and hands. I was working long hours on a computer at the time and so was diagnosed with RSI. I spent over a year on many traditional and alternative treatments.
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As a result, people with other pain symptoms such as RSI, foot pain, knee pain, neck pain and Carpel Tunnel Syndrome have dubbed this book the cure for their symptoms. In addition to moving beyond only discussing chronic back pain, Sarno expands TMS to a wide variety of chronic conditions, listing seven areas as "equivalents of TMS" including:.
There are also several conditions which Sarno suggest emotions may play a role including: autoimmune disorders, cardiovascular disorders, and cancer. There is some criticism about the writing style in The Mindbody Prescription , in that it is written a manner that makes it harder to read than it needs to be. Despite this, it is still deemed a book well worth reading. In The Mindbody Prescription Dr. Sarno restates his treatment methods he discussed in Healing Back Pain.
Sarno suggests that there are three key components to any successful treatment of TMS. The first is to accept and believe that there is nothing structurally wrong with you. The second is to "acknowledge the psychological basis for the pain. The third component is to accept the psychological, which in essence means to accept the emotions that you have.
Sarno continues to give several techniques to help people accomplish these goals. In all fairness to readers, someone needs to establish that often there is simply no substitute for an occasional office visit to a real live medical doctor.
I also don't believe that the "Power of Positive Thinking" can cure all ills. With these caveats aside, it can be safely stated that this is a 4 or 5 star piece of work.
It covers such a wide range of medical issues that no one review could fairly cover them all. I believe the best advice to "amazoners" is simply to buy the book and read it carefully, testing Dr.
Sarno's theories and taking what you can. Treat it as a checkpoint of sorts, to be referred back to. Do not read it as a novel that can be discarded or recycled to a friend. Some readers may feel more comfortable starting with the author's "Healing Back Pain" a true 5 star work!
Either way, Dr. Sarno has some excellent ideas. We all owe it to ourselves to read one or two of his writings. Read more reviews from Amazon. ISBN About editing wiki pages about books. Jump to: navigation , search. Navigation menu Search. Sarno TMS Webinars. This page was last modified on 1 December , at This page has been accessed 21, times. See Full Disclaimer.
The Mindbody Prescription
Cancel anytime. With case histories and the results of in-depth mind-body research, Dr. Sarno describes how patients recognize the emotional roots of their back pain and sever the connections between mental and physical pain - and how, just by listening to this program, you may start recovering from back pain today! The Divided Mind is the crowning achievement of Dr.
The Mindbody Prescription: Healing the Body, Healing the Pain
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. They are also good reading for many health care professionals — Sarno is an articulate writer, with many insights that have general significance to health care.