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Mind Over Back Pain: A radically new approach to the diagnosis and treatment of back pain


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summary

This is an especially nice bit of writing.


item type
a page in a book
author
John Sarno
publisher
Berkley Books
year
1999
page
p. 109 (Trade paperback, red/blue cover edition)
the nugget
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.

excerpt

… our diagnosis and treatment of 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.

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PS Critical Analysis 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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