John E. Sarno, M.D., is a professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at the New York University School of Medicine. He has been practicing medicine since 1950. He is the acclaimed author of three earlier books on musculoskeletal pain.
Sarno (rehabilitation medicine, NYU) follows his popular books Healing Back Pain and The Mindbody Prescription with a new volume that expands on those earlier works. Many people suffer severe chronic pain symptoms that do not appear to have a significant structural cause. Sarno's controversial pain philosophy contends that, in order to avoid severe emotional pain, the brain represses unconscious emotions by temporarily depriving oxygen to certain areas of the body, which causes actual pain symptoms. In these cases, the secret to stopping the pain is not based on surgery or other traditional medical interventions but, rather, on acknowledging the emotional conflicts. Sarno's latest offers additional examples of patients who have been helped by his methods. While much of the basic material is covered in his prior publications, Sarno has updated the information and included six lengthy chapters written by doctors who embrace his treatment philosophy. Their case studies help to strengthen his arguments. Given the popularity of his previous books, this is likely to be another best seller. Recommended for all public libraries.-Tina Neville, Univ. of South Florida at St. Petersburg Lib. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
"Dr. Sarno brilliantly explores the chasm between the conscious and
unconscious minds where psychosomatic ailments originate."---
Mehmet Oz, M.D., co-author of You: The Owner's Manual
"I beg anyone seeking a solution to pain to study the amazing and revolutionary approach outlined here."--- Howard Stern