Mind Over Back Pain

Autor: John E. Sarno
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 9780425087411
File Size: 72,65 MB
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A physician-professor of clinical rehabilitative medicine explains tension myositis syndrome, back pain caused by tension, and outlines ways in which that pain can be reduced or eliminated through control of stress and physical reactions

Healing Back Pain

Autor: John E. Sarno
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9780759520844
File Size: 70,49 MB
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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 Divided Mind

Autor: John E. Sarno
Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co
ISBN: 0715642065
File Size: 53,16 MB
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The book that will change the way we think about health and illness, The Divided Mind is the crowning achievement of Dr. John 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. The Divided Mind 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 recognize and appropriately treat mindbody disorders has produced public healthy and economic problems of major proportions in the western world. One of the most important aspects of psychosomatic phenomena is that knowledge and awareness of the process clearly have healing powers. The Divided Mind reveals how and why thousands of people have become pain-free by following Dr. Sarno's revolutionary advice.

The Mindbody Workbook

Autor: David Schechter
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1929997140
File Size: 36,55 MB
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WHY WRITING ABOUT YOUR PAIN CAN HELP I realized many years ago that the process that begins with a diagnosis in the office needed to continue and be reinforced at home to be even more effective. I advised patients to go home and keep a daily journal of feelings and emotions. Some did great with this advice. Others found it hard to sustain the effort of writing in a blank notebook after a few days or perhaps a week. So I wrote The MindBody Workbook which is a guided journal that offers the reader daily questions (typically four) and a space for their answers. Over the course of the 30 days of the workbook, people are asked questions that cover a variety of areas in their life (family, work, financial, childhood). The questions probe more deeply each week. I encourage people to keep writing, if not daily, at least two to three times per week, after the 30 day workbook is completed. The style of writing is a free flowing, open association of events with feelings and feelings with earlier experiences. You can begin this tonight if you are ready. Don’t worry about punctuation, spelling, or too much about neatness. Look at it as a private journal that you may re-read, but that no one else is supposed to read without your permission. I heard from a patient that some folks on the internet were referring to the MindBody Workbook as the ‘dreaded workbook’. I think the dread that some people feel as they approach journaling about their life and their pain is the fear of opening up. For others, it’s the discomfort at looking inside. Still others find the discipline of taking time out daily to write for 10-20 minutes to be difficult in their busy, chaotic lives. But overall, I am sort of honored that the workbook is not a “fluff” and that it requires some effort. I find that just about everything in life that is worthwhile requires some effort... and maybe a little dread at times. Daily journaling can help reinforce a psychological thinking style and help you to gain psychological insight. I find that learning to make this a regular part of one’s thinking process occurs with daily or regular journaling about feelings and fears. It's important to write down your answers or record them on your smartphone or if your ebook reader allows extensive annotation, that may work as well. While reading the introductory section and even the questions is helpful, best results are clearly obtained with the process of writing or speaking the answers and saving them in some recorded form.

The Mindbody Prescription

Autor: John E. Sarno
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 0759521891
File Size: 68,81 MB
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For pain sufferers everywhere, bestselling author Dr. John E. Sarno brings important new information about when, where, and how emotional factors affect physical well-being, and how this process can be reversed.

Caring For Patients

Autor: Allen Barbour
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804731539
File Size: 25,95 MB
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An experienced and compassionate physician questions the prevailing medical model of patient care?that every illness has a physical cause that can be identified and treated medically?and argues for the necessity of taking the psychological and social situation of the patient into account in the process of diagnosis and treatment.

Multidisciplinary Management Of Chronic Pain

Autor: Sridhar Vasudevan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319203223
File Size: 68,59 MB
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"This book is a 'must have' resource in every physician/clinician practice setting."--Martin Grabois, M.D., Professor of PM&R, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston,TX. Dr. Vasudevan draws upon an accumulated reservoir of clinical expertise to provide readers with an up-to-date and highly readable guide to multidisciplinary pain management. . . . If only this book was available years ago"--Francis J. Keefe, PhD. Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry and Anesthesiology, Duke University, Durham, NC. This practical volume brings multidisciplinary innovations to the treatment of chronic pain. It argues expertly for the benefits of a biopsychosocial approach over current pain treatments more suited to acute care. The author's insights into the complexity of chronic pain and critiques of common but inconsistent unimodality pain management methods underscore the need for targeted multi-disciplinary pain programs. Among a wealth of useful clinical nuggets, readers will find guidance on adding "virtual" support to a pain management team, details on ways patients can take an active role in dealing with their chronic pain, and the original concept of the "back attack." Included in the coverage: Pain theories and factors behind chronic pain—its application in treatment. Cognitive behavioral coping strategies. Treatments that have questionable or controversial evidence. Evaluation of disability in patients with chronic pain. Creating a virtual multidisciplinary team. Common pain problems: low back pain, complex regional pain syndrome, myofascial pain syndrome, fibromyalgia. Multidisciplinary Pain Management will enhance the work of diverse practitioners, including health and clinical psychologists, family and other primary care physicians, psychiatrists, occupational and physical therapists, and rehabilitation specialists.

Abc S Of Pain Relief And Treatment

Autor: Tim Sams
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595382800
File Size: 27,94 MB
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Dedicated pain psychologist Dr. Tim Sams has teamed with hundreds of pain physicians over his career. In his groundbreaking work, ABC's of Pain Relief and Treatment: Advances, Breakthroughs, and Choices, you will discover his unique paradigm for achieving and maintaining the best possible pain relief.Dr. Sams's expert advice has helped thousands of patients create their own Personal Pain Paradigm. The PPP advocates directing your doctor through the most recent treatment advances; breakthroughs in coping that accelerate pain relief; and choices that raze the barriers to maximally effective medical treatment. You too can master the following: Learning the eleven-step hierarchy of medical treatments for pain Negotiating more effective pain treatments with your doctor Delighting in social, pleasurable, and productive activity without pain increases Selecting the best medication regimen for your specific condition Using nutritional supplements to enhance your pain relief Enjoying physical activity and exercise without pain increases Assessing how you may be sabotaging your medical care Combining blunt, practical advice with warm humor and vivid examples, ABC's of Pain Relief and Treatment is for those who are sincere about pain relief. Let your Personal Pain Paradigm help you build a pain-resistant life and re-discover passion and purpose.

Total Recovery

Autor: Gary Kaplan
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 162336275X
File Size: 75,61 MB
Format: PDF
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About 100 million Americans live with some form of chronic pain—more than the combined number who suffer from diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. But chronic pain has always been a mystery. It often returns at the slightest provocation, even when doctors can't find anything wrong. Oddly enough, whether the pain is physical or emotional, traumatic or slight, our brains register all pain as the same thing, and these signals can keep firing in the nervous system for months, even years. In Total Recovery, Dr. Gary Kaplan argues that we've been thinking about disease all wrong. Drawing on dramatic patient stories and cutting-edge research, the book reveals that chronic physical and emotional pain are two sides of the same coin. New discoveries show that disease is not the result of a single event but an accumulation of traumas. Every injury, every infection, every toxin, and every emotional blow generates the same reaction: inflammation, activated by tiny cells in the brain, called microglia. Turned on too often from too many assaults, it can have a devastating cumulative effect. Conventional treatment for these conditions is focused on symptoms, not causes, and can leave patients locked into a lifetime of pain and suffering. Dr. Kaplan's unified theory of chronic pain and depression helps us understand not only the cause of these conditions but also the issues we must address to create a pathway to healing. With this revolutionary new framework in place, we have been given the keys to recover.

Natural And Home Remedies For Aging Well

Autor: Bottom Line Inc.
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1492665800
File Size: 74,43 MB
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The editors of Bottom Line Inc. present Natural and Home Remedies for Aging Well, the best and most extensive book for mature men and women looking to make the most out of their lives with alternative and complementary practices, healing foods, and proper exercise. Americans spend a fortune each day on prescription drugs, and if you're over the age of 50 the cost and complications of conventional health treatments can be overwhelming. There are other options, more natural and simpler to use, that can empower you to take back the control of your own body, and restore your vitality. With insight from over 100 of the world's top health experts, this go-to guide provides easy access to the trusted collection of information that Bottom Line is known for, and offers advice on a vast array of topics, including: Over-the-counter and homemade remedies Foods that fight disease and ease pain Weight loss and exercise essentials Brain fitness and healthy sleeping habits Whether you're hoping to stay fit and lean, avoid or treat a condition, or simply wanting occasional substitutes to the traditional medical options, Bottom Line is here to help you confidentially take charge of your health!