Is Dr. John Sarno a crackpot or an author worthy of critical acclaim?
Although his book titled “Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection”
was written many years ago, I believe it is very relevant and applicable
for today. You may be thinking, “but I don’t have a back problem, why
should I read the book?”. To which I would have you focus on the second
part of the title…..”The Mind-Body Connection”. No, it’s not about being
a hypochondriac or having imaginary diseases. Rather it explores and explains
how suppressing those pesky emotions of anger and frustration can cause
oxygen deprivation which in turn causes very real pain in not only the back but
In many other areas as well.
What makes this different from the commonly held theory that stress causes
things like backache, ulcers and headaches is Dr. Sarno’s conviction and proof
that we would rather deal with an actual physical ailment instead of uncovering
and working through ugly emotions we may not even be aware of.
It is not psycho-babble or Fruedian dribble, but a decisive explanation and easy
to understand step by step guide to relieving pain in body and mind.
I found this book to be accurate, clear and logical. It has helped me in ways
I had not thought possible. Read it, you have nothing to lose but your pain!
Submitted by Mary Lyons Hall