The Mindbody Prescription

Healing the Body, Healing the Pain

The Mindbody Prescription

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

Healing Back Pain

The Mind-Body Connection

Healing Back Pain

Dr. John E. Sarno's groundbreaking research on TMS (Tension Myoneural Syndrome) reveals how stress and other psychological factors can cause back pain-and how you can be pain free without drugs, exercise, or surgery. Dr. Sarno's program has helped thousands of patients find relief from chronic back conditions. In this New York Times bestseller, Dr. Sarno teaches you how to identify stress and other psychological factors that cause back pain and demonstrates how to heal yourself--without drugs, surgery or exercise. Find out: Why self-motivated and successful people are prone to Tension Myoneural Syndrome (TMS) How anxiety and repressed anger trigger muscle spasms How people condition themselves to accept back pain as inevitable With case histories and the results of in-depth mind-body research, Dr. Sarno reveals how you can recognize the emotional roots of your TMS and sever the connections between mental and physical pain...and start recovering from back pain today.

The Ultimate Prescription

Harnessing the Mind-body Connection to Relieve Depression

The Ultimate Prescription

What if there was an amazingly effective treatment for one of the biggest health issues in America today -- and it didn't cost a penny? Here's the kicker: there is. In any given year, more than one in 10 adults in America suffers from depression, and lost productivity and medical treatment related to depression costs American businesses, insurers and taxpayers over $40 billion annually. What's largely missing from this picture is something athletes have known for years, and more recently, scientific researchers have confirmed: exercise triggers natural endorphins that elevate the mood and alleviate depression. The Ultimate Prescription aims to focus attention on the mind-body connection at the root of this major societal problem, and to inspire a fundamental reconsideration of the strategies our health care system typically relies on to treat depression.

Guided Imagery for Self-Healing

An Essential Resource for Anyone Seeking Wellness

Guided Imagery for Self-Healing

Using methods he has taught to thousands of patients and health-care professionals since 1972, Dr. Rossman teaches a step-by-step method of harnessing the power of the mind to further one's own physical healing. Versatile and easy-to-learn, mental imagery as explained by Dr. Rossman, can be used to: Achieve deep physiological relaxation Stimulate healing responses in the body Create an inner dialogue and gain a better understanding of one's health Improve health and general well-being. The idea of guided imagery as an aid to the healing process is a recognized key component in the health care equation of mind/body healing. Starting with a discussion of the nature of imagery and how it works, Dr. Rossman presents specific scripts that can be used directly. Scripts include: Exploring Your Imagery Abilities, Basic Relaxation Skills, Deepening Techniques, Your Healing Imagery, Meeting Your Inner Advisor, Symptoms are Symbols, Grounding Your Insight, Learning From Your Resistance, and Your Image of Wellness. A practical and helpful book not only for those facing specific health problems but for all who wish to use the imagination for a wide range of individual purposes unlimited to health situations.

The Complementary and Alternative Medicine Information Source Book

The Complementary and Alternative Medicine Information Source Book

Noted health information expert Alan Rees organizes the best of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) information resources in this new guide for librarians and patients. The book is divided into twelve sections beginning with an overview of CAM terminology, safety concerns, ongoing research and education, and the movement towards integrative medicine. "Best of" lists of books, magazines, newsletters, CD-ROMs, and professional publications are augmented with contact information for several hundred CAM associations and professional groups, an extensive section on the Internet as a source of CAM-related information, and reviews of 355 popular books on CAM.

The Divided Mind

The Epidemic of Mindbody Disorders

The Divided Mind

The book that changes the way we think about health and illness. The Divided Mind is the crowning achievement of Dr. John E. Sarno's distinguished career as a groundbreaking medical pioneer, going beyond pain to address the entire spectrum of psychosomatic (mindbody) disorders. The interaction between the generally reasonable, rational, ethical, moral conscious mind and the repressed feelings of emotional pain, hurt, sadness, and anger characteristic of the unconscious mind appears to be the basis for mindbody disorders. Dr. Sarno traces the history of psychosomatic medicine, including Freud's crucial role, and describes the psychology responsible for the broad range of psychosomatic illness. The failure of medicine's practitioners to recognise and appropriately treat mindbody disorders has produced public health and economic problems of major proportions across the western world. One of the most important aspects of psychosomatic phenomena is that knowledge and awareness of the process clearly have healing powers. Thousands of people have become pain-free simply by reading Dr. Sarno's books - how and why this happens is revealed in The Divided Mind. ***PRAISE FOR THE DIVIDED MIND*** 'The Divided Mind is the crowning achievement of Dr. John E. Sarno's distinguished career as a groundbreaking medical pioneer, going beyond pain to address the entire spectrum of psychosomatic (mindbody) disorders... thousands of people have become pain-free simply by reading Dr. Sarno's previous books.' Psychology Today 'Dr. Sarno, is, in my opinion, the most brilliant doctor in America... In the past twenty years I have recommended his books to dozens of friends and acquaintances experiencing chronic pain, including several on the verge of surgery.' Edward Siedle, Forbes 'Dr. Sarno brilliantly explores the chasm between the conscious and unconscious minds where psychosomatic ailments originate.' Mehmet Oz, co-author of You: The Owner's Manual 'Will change the way we think about health and illness... the crowning achievement of Dr Sarno's distinguished career.' The Watkins Review

The Hidden Psychology of Pain

The Use of Understanding to Heal Chronic Pain

The Hidden Psychology of Pain

Chronic pain has been correctly described as the invisible crisis at the heart of contemporary life. Despite stunning advances in other areas of medical science, no similar breakthrough in the treatment of chronic pain has resulted from an exclusive focus on the body. Dr James Alexander’s young life was redefined by a tragic car accident in his late teens, and the chronic physical and emotional trauma inspired him to become a psychologist. Now pain-free, Dr Alexander has dedicated the last three decades of his life to helping others overcome similar challenges, specializing in the treatment of chronic pain and psychological trauma. His success is proof that recovery from chronic pain is possible, and this guide offers a valuable resource for working toward that goal. The recovery from chronic pain requires that we revisit and challenge the outdated attitudes and practices that have been used with little result. With the proliferation of medical and psychological research, for the first time we are at a point in history where these notions of pain recovery can be validated by research-based evidence. For too long, Dr Alexander feels, we have been looking in all the wrong places. Specifically, the problem lies at the core of our culture, which still treats the physical and nonphysical aspects of the human as separate experiences. This innovative program involves a journey of self-discovery, a new way to approach medical and psychological care of chronic pain, and advice on the most effective types of help to pursue.

The Bible Cure for Back Pain

Ancient Truths, Natural Remedies and the Latest Findings for Your Health Today

The Bible Cure for Back Pain

OVER 3 MILLION BIBLE CURE BOOKS SOLD FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLING AUTHOR OF THE SEVEN PILLARS OF HEALTH AND I CAN DO THIS DIET If you have back pain, your body may be trying to tell you something. In this easy-to-read little book, you'll uncover physical conditions and spiritual roots that may be contributing to your discomfort. Learn how to take care of your spine as you apply these proven strategies and God-breathed answers for eliminating your back pain. This practical little book will help you: Treat and prevent back pain-naturally Discover emotional links connected to back pain Develop exercise strategies to improve flexibility and strengthen your back muscles Understand what supplements can help bring relief You want to be healthy. God wants you to be healthy. Now at last here's a source of information that will help you get healthy-body, mind and spirit.

To Be or Not To Be... Pain-Free

The Mindbody Syndrome

To Be or Not To Be... Pain-Free

Much of the chronic and recurrent pain and discomfort that we all experience is psychologically induced. This psychologically induced pain is called TMS, or The Mindbody Syndrome. TMS most commonly affects the back, neck, and legs, but can affect any part of the body or organ system. Some common TMS disorders include headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, dyspepsia, gastroesophageal reflux disorder, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ), and fibromyalgia. Using today’s popular lingo, TMS is a mindbody disorder – the symptoms arise from the mind and are experienced by the body. Thus, The Mindbody Syndrome is an appropriate title. With the information in this book, I am optimistic that you will be able to eliminate your pain, no matter where it is. You will do this with knowledge. Simply by changing how you think about the connection between your brain and body, you will begin to feel better. I will not be recommending oral medication, special exercises, surgery, injections, physical therapy, chiropractic manipulation, acupuncture, massage therapy or any other of the multitude of alternative therapies that have sprung up in an effort to combat the explosion of chronic and recurrent pain in our society. Just knowledge.