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 an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The overwhelming majority of this book is Dr. Sarno convincing you to try his method. His method and program seem interesting, but most of the book reads like an infomercial.Published 8 days ago by Ben
This was really a great read and certainly gave me something to think about. It also confirmed some of the other information I had come across and confirmed some of my own... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Marg Hobby
I've read and re-read all of Dr. Sarno's books. They not only make a lot of sense, but I've used his thinking to cure many of my own aches and pains - including severe leg and low... Read morePublished 12 days ago by MATT NADLER
This book was a disappointment. I'm giving it two stars because it is very readable and because I do believe that much of the pain we feel is influenced by our mind and by... Read morePublished 13 days ago by emwcee
Product arrived in a timely manner, undamaged in a package properly designed for size, protection, and ease of opening. Product is as advertised and does what is advertised.Published 13 days ago by WOODCARVER
After spending more money on every form of therapy to relieve my lower back pain, this book did it simply and effectively. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Em73