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The Mindbody Prescription: Healing the Body, Healing the Pain [Paperback]

John E. Sarno
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Oct. 1 1999
Dr. John E. Sarno's Healing Back Pain is a New York Times bestseller that has helped over 500,000 readers. Continuing the research since his ground-breaking book, the renowned physician now presents his most complete work yet on the vital connection between mental and bodily health.... 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. His innovative program has already produced gratifying results for thousands of patients. The Mindbody Prescription is your invaluable key to a healthy and pain-free life.

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Dr. John Sarno caused quite a ruckus back in 1990 when he suggested that back pain is all in the head. In his bestselling book, Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection, he claimed that backaches, slipped discs, headaches, and other chronic pains are due to suppressed anger, and that once the cause of the anger is addressed, the pain will vanish. Relieved Amazon.com readers call this book "liberating" and say "it sounds too good to be true, but it is true." Sarno has returned with The Mindbody Prescription, in which he explains how emotions including guilt, anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem can stimulate the brain to manufacture physical symptoms including fibromyalgia, repetitive strain injuries, migraine headaches, hay fever, colitis, ulcers, and even acne. If these psychosomatic problems all sound a little Freudian, what with the repression of emotions in the unconscious, it's because Sarno unapologetically borrows from Freud for the basis of his theory and cites childhood trauma as a major source of emotional problems. He also says that his program is a "talking cure" of sorts, since patients must be convinced their pain is rooted in their emotions before healing can begin.

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.


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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Invaluable June 6 2003
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Dr. John Sarno's book "The MindBody Prescription: Healing the Body, Healing the Pain" is invaluable. I first bought Sarno's book titled "Healing Back Pain" for my mother in South Africa and learned that stress, tension and psychological factors can cause back pain and migraines. Since I have chronic migraines I bought his later book "The MindBody Prescription: Healing the Body, Healing the Pain." His thinking is of course outside mainstream medicine. Sarno found that strong emotions generated in the unconscious mind, particularly rage, cause the mind to create a more socially acceptable physical distraction. The brain does this by reducing the blood flow and thus the proper amount of oxygen to the tissues involved. He says the change in the muscles, nerves and tendons account for 90% of the pain. He calls it TMS-Tension Myositis Syndrome as it is a physical disorder caused by tension in muscles, nerves, tendons and ligaments. The pain from the TMS takes our attention away from the emotional trauma and instead of dealing with our repressed feelings we focus on our body.
Treatment involves looking at what was going on in our life when the pain started and identifying repressed feelings from the past.
An experience I had makes me think what Sarno says is true. When my half sister and her husband, from South Africa, lived with me for five months they bought a car that had engine problems that only got seven miles to the gallon to tour America. I was concerned about their car purchase but did not say anything. I developed severe neck and back pain and could not turn my head for a week. I shared my concern about their car at a Co-Dependency group meeting and to my surprise I became very tearful. As I spoke the ache in my neck evaporated like vapor.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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This book is fantastic. If you are a skeptic, you need to read this book. If you are in chronic pain, you need to read this book. If you have been let down by the medical industry or "milked" by holistic practitioners, you NEED to read this book. I am a practicing Hypnotherapist who has healed himself using this book, many of my Toronto area clients have been helped tremendously by my incorporation of this book into my practice of pain control and elimination. My personal experience with this book and Dr.Sarno's other books have become the cornerstone for my "Helping Hand Hypnosis" strategy of defeating chronic pain and TMS manifestations such as Tinitus, Carpul Tunnel Syndrome, Tendinitis etc. Everyone experiences some form of mindbody disorder in their life at sometime, be it headache, stomache ache, "nerves", allergies or harmless, transient symptoms like blushing. Until the medical community can explain the mechanics of blushing, don't be so eager to dispell the information in this insightful and marvellous book. Your doctor is missing the picture, as is your chiropractor, physiotherapist etc. DRUGS ARE NOT THE ANSWER!! THis book is!! Buy it, read it again and again. YOU WILL BE PAIN FREE-it just takes understanding and a little effort on your part. Anyone giving this book a poor review is ignorant in the most harmless sense of the word. Everyone I have recommended this book to or seen as a Helping Hand Hypnosis Hypnotherapy client HAS MADE DRAMATIC IMPROVEMENTS. This is no placebo, (unlike passive therapies) - this is the answer. Buy this book, invest in your total relief from Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Migraines, Reflux etc etc. Sound too good to be true? Read it and be liberated.
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This book gave me an introduction to, and an understanding of, the Mindbody disorder Dr. Sarno calls Tension Myotisis Syndrome.

Indeed, I already knew that I was carrying around a lot of anger and resentment from a pretty crappy childhood (adult child of a single-parent alcoholic) - but what I didn't know, and am still unsure if I believe, is that part of my brain feels threatened that any of this 'rage' (Dr. Sarno's term, not mine) should surface into my conscious mind, preferring to keep it tucked away in my subconscious, and express it instead through chronic pain. I'm just not buying that my brain can think and scheme on its own like that.

What I DO believe though, is that the baggage I've been carrying around causes me to be physically tense all the time (even as I write this, I keep forgetting to breathe), which in turn creates the painful reactions in my muscles that make it impossible to walk more than a block or stand in one spot for very long. Dr. Sarno suggests that mild oxygen deprivation of the muscles, due to muscle tension, is what creates this pain. That, I can certainly wrap my head around.

My history, in case you share some of the same concerns:

I've been to a chiropractor, massage therapist, acupuncturist, and my own family doctor. I've had a CT and an MRI, that combined, show L5-S1 spondylolisthesis, spondylosis, spondylitis and spinal stenosis, along with L3-L4 scoliosis. However, neither of the specialists who wrote up the report from either scan was able to say conclusively that any of the above are the cause of my pain. Dr. Sarno would agree wholeheartedly, as he explains in this book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Havent really gotten into it
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 more
Published 4 months ago by Lee Hutchinson
5.0 out of 5 stars great buy
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 5 months ago by chickiroo
5.0 out of 5 stars Healing
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
Published 11 months ago by Edward C. Labossiere
5.0 out of 5 stars Didnt know what to expect
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 more
Published 12 months ago by Lawrence Barber
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book; very helpful
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
5.0 out of 5 stars This book saved my life
I highly recommend this book to anyone who feels ill but cannot find lasting relief through western or natural medicine. Read more
Published on May 14 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars worked for me
A miracle of a book. I'm still pain-free 2-years after reading it.
Published on May 10 2004
2.0 out of 5 stars Potentially helpful, but mostly a unscientific miracle cure
Dr. Sarno suggests that most chronic pain is of a psychogenic nature (caused by unconcious, repressed emotions). Read more
Published on April 30 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Sarno is right!
My problem was what urologists call non-bacterial prostatitis, neurologists call pudendal nerve entrapment, musculo-skeletal therapists call coccydynia, physical therapists call... Read more
Published on April 26 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars helped cure my RSI
I had bad Repetitive Strain Injury in my hands. I could only work at a computer for 20 minutes without pain. I discovered Dr. Read more
Published on March 8 2004 by Chris Abraham
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