Mind Over Back Pain: A radically new approach to the diagnosis and treatment of back pain
The full quote/excerpt
… our diagnosis and treatment of tension myositis syndrome [same or similar to myofascial pain syndrome — Paul] represent yet another instance of what is possible when the power of the mind is mobilized for healing the body. It’s not magic; it is as scientific as the appropriate use of antibiotics, for science encompasses everything that is true in nature.
We must learn to recognize nature’s truths even though we don’t understand them, for some of those truths may still be beyond the ability of the human mind to comprehend. What we need is a compound prescription of humility, imagination, devotion to the truth and, above all, confidence in the eternal wisdom of nature.
Shortened version of the quote
We must learn to recognize nature’s truths even though we don’t understand them, for some of those truths may still be beyond the ability of the human mind to comprehend.
Comments and context
This is an especially nice bit of writing.
A Cranky Review of Dr. John Sarno’s Books & Ideas — Sarno’s methods are historically important, based on a kernel of an important truth that has been blown waaaay out of proportion
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