The book reads a bit like psychology text, with Sarno quoting from psychoanalytic theorists including Heinz Kohut and Graeme Taylor and the DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition). Sarno walks through the neurophysiology of mindbody disorders, lists the symptoms of dozens of disorders that he believes are emotion-based, and offers a basic program for overcoming psychosomatic pain and illness. His recovery plan includes meditation and sometimes psychotherapy, including behavior modification, and stopping any medication or physical therapy. While Sarno's ideas seem radical, they were commonly implemented earlier in the 20th century, when psychoanalysis was at its peak of popularity, and they promise to become more accepted in our current era of alternative medical therapies and anger management. --Erica Jorgensen --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Sorry about the review, but I haven't really been able to get into this book. I have heard many good things about it and the practices but I just cant really report on it yet. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Lee Hutchinson
This book was amazing. i dont like reading, but i had a herniated disk. I forced myself to read it. its a great buy. good read. and works!!! :)Published 13 months ago by chickiroo
I strongly recommend this book to pain sufferers and to those who know someone who is in chronic pain.
Reading it has had an enormous impact on me and one of my relatives. Read more
Even from childhood you hear about the mind having power over your body (hypochondria, etc). Dr. Sarno does a fantastic job of explaining it. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Lawrence Barber
This book gave me an introduction to, and an understanding of, the Mindbody disorder Dr. Sarno calls Tension Myotisis Syndrome. Read morePublished on Jan. 18 2011 by Forever Seeking Beyond
The book is well written and is worth the money and time to read for anyone suffering from any kind of pain there is. This book might help you. Give it a try.Published on Oct. 17 2010 by Zach T. Savard
Dr. Sarno suggests that most chronic pain is of a psychogenic nature (caused by unconcious, repressed emotions). Read morePublished on April 30 2004