Re: Has Anyone Read: Healing Back Pain or The Mind Body Prescription by Dr. Sarno?
I'd be More than More than More than happy to chat with anyone or answer ANY questions about his theory. It's so funny that the world gets us so twisted that the simple logic is the answer to all of it. This theory is very hard to bring into light to most people in the world, even for me until that thing just clicked. But even Dr. Sarno says that, when he presents it to the patient in the words of "The pain is coming or being caused by your mind." It's taken very hard and in a very negative way, because the average person hears that and thinks..."This doctor is telling me it's all in my head? A product of my imagination? My pain is not real? Not, he's actually tell you that your pain is VERY real and VERY debilitating, he's only saying that your mind is where this pain originates. Now this theory concerning "repressed memories" is very Real. I read (I think in this post) some guy trying to totally dismiss this as ..almost a joke. That..right there, (and no offense to you at all sir) but it should be a PRIME example on why this theory won't take off in the "medical" world. Repressed feelings are you repressing real, human emotion. Well growing up, we are taught not to...not to cry, not to act wild, not to..not to...ect ect..And this is a part of life, we as humans experience things, we learn, and we teach it to our children, nobody is at fault here, but to understand it is everything. Dr. Sarno says that people are very resistant against this because after all, these people have had surgery after surgery, disabled for years, and here this doctor is telling you it's because you are having this pain because your mind is stressed because you recently have divorced and now a single parent, and you are just not happy with your life. That messes with our human ego, we don't want to admit that we've done all of this (surgery, Specialist ect..) and perhaps...we've had it all wrong.
The problem comes in when the real human emotion...lets say crying happens. There is a part of our mind somewhere that is saying, don't cry, don't show weakness, and everything else you've been program to to think. THERE...RIGHT there "Anxiety!" And from that... eventually manifests into physical ailments. Truthfully people, the human body is simply amazing, our body's are self thriving, organisms that WANT to live. So it develops ways to distract you from those moments of anxiety (anxiety being the moment of time where your conscious and unconscious mind basically get into an argument...which turns out to be PAIN..REAL PAIN.
I know it sounds crazy, and it would have to me two months ago. But like I said in my earlier post. I am here, now, drug or medicine and pain free, I kicked addiction ***, and chronic pain. I can see proof, I can only speculate about explanations.... explanations being, the act of trying to explain something.