I began to use the do-it-yourself program you outline in The Mind Body Prescription. I stopped all physical treatments, and concentrated on your book. I was also. The Paperback of the The Mindbody Prescription: Healing the Body, Healing the Pain by John E. Sarno at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on. It became a medical controversy when Dr. John E. Sarno’s book, “The Mindbody Prescription: Healing the Body, Healing the Pain,” was published in

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Sarno believes the brain has seen fit to reduce the blood flow to the painful areas. Acknowledge these and take action to reduce them. And then I read a blog article in which the author took issue with It’s Not Carpal Tunnel because the prescriptiob claim that RSI is a lifelong problem that can only be managed.

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This book provides many nice examples of logical fallacies. Sarno addresses the entire spectrum of psychosomatic mind-body disorders. Rich Miller, Daniela Acitelli Length: Healed after listening to the 1st chapter What did you love best about The Mindbody Prescription?

I tried to find relief through Tylenol, chiropractors, physical therapy, and lifting light weights at the gym. This Naked Mind offers a new, positive solution. Looking back it is clear all of these treatments were aimed at the symptoms rather than the cause. It sounds very convincing and both the symptoms and history of my RSI issues fit the narrative perfectly, but I feel I should give it a fair shot before having an opinion.

And I had it bad — sciatica pain down my right leg and one of my little toes was completely numb. We experience it phenomenallybut often not as actual expressed anger.

This book truly connects the dots between the mind and the body. I admire you for telling it like it is and for staying prescriltion to your convictions. I am so glad to have this opportunity to thank you for all that you have done for me. I thank you, as so many do, for giving me back control over my life. Not long after this, I began feeling tingling in my limbs. If you have any kind of pain such as back pain, neck pain, knee pain or migraines or The message that he is trying to give is that your brain is causing pain in your body due to repressed emotions and your pain will go away by understanding this.


This page was last modified on 1 Decemberat Very good at helping us see how the mind and body are connected. Sarno’s book “The Mindbody Prescription: Here is a recent article that talks about how many of Sarno’s beliefs are just barely starting to be accepted by the mainstream: Sarno reveals how many painful conditions-including most neck and back pain, migraine, repetitive stress injuries, whiplash, a The New York Times bestselling guide to a healthy and pain-free life.

You’ll be happy to know that he is not saying that the pain is imaginary or that you’re faking it. There are lot of details to go into, but it boils down to “An unhealthy mind can make the body sick and you should treat the cause and not the symptom”.

The Mindbody Prescription

I have absolutely no restrictions on my activity. He lists some strategies to address it, mainly acknowledging it, confronting it and taking away it’s power, and making time to deal with your emotional undercurrents on a daily basis. After about a week, and performing some of the other suggested exercises, like visualizing enhanced blood flow to the area in question, I was able to discontinue icing. Somehow though I soldiered on by continuously adjusting my life, but the effect of the pain was really starting to take its toll mentally, no different really than being in a torture chamber.

Understanding the Myths, Lies, and Confusion By: Now, Sarno is careful to repeat the fact that the mind can cause actual, physical pain by restricting oxygen and blood flow to muscles and tendons. Paul Hecht, James Boles Length: No trivia or quizzes yet.


The pain is absolutely real. Desperately hoping it works. I suggest this book to anyone who has issues with pain. My neurosurgeon is amazed from my MRIs tha I have the audio book. They did not help this time either.

Jun 23, Taylor rated it really liked it. The author is an actual medical doctor, he doesn’t use wishful thinking and he keeps his exposition pretty reasonable and fairly scientific. We need to change the outmoded concepts of orthodox medicine. There may be a simultaneous physical phenomenon but if mindbodg have Tension Myositis Syndrome, then the pain is not caused by it.

The tingling continues, but I believe that it is actually a sign of renewed energy that had been blocked for years due to repressed anger, sadness, and fear. Not surprising, given that this is his area of specialty.

It has changed my life I am literally pain free. He’s very careful to make the point that 1 there is no magic to all this and 2 not all chronic problems are TMS.

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Very helpful content, didn’t enjoy the reader If you found this audiobook, and you’re reading this review, you are probably more than a little familiar with the mind-body concept. Desperation led me here; already paying off It’s been over 6 months since I started having pain that spread all over my body–hands, elbows, toes, ears It is healing just to listen to the concepts of this book. The numbers and variables he throws out are not controlled against simple metrics, as I just showed.

This is best done in quiet and solitude, so a time must be found each day when you can sit and think about what it takes to get better. Acknowledge the psychological basis of the pain.