A great read

A friend with RSD recommended his books to me a few years ago and I didn’t “get it.” I associated Dr. Sarno with back pain which I now rarely have. I knew about him back in the early nineties when I was a Howard Stern junkie. But I always associated him with back pain. Stern actually credits him with healing his chronic back pain and OCD in just a few weeks. Another friend of mine mentioned his books recently and I have read one and I have two others open now. I think this one specifically might be great for people with RSD. A link to the book as well as a link to a 12 minute Stern interview with Dr. Sarno are both below.


3 thoughts on “A great read

  1. I started to tell you about this a while back, but I had mentioned Dr. Sarno’s earlier book to a friend and really hurt her feelings. I didn’t know how to explain that the subconscious mind can do things without your awareness. It is hard for most people to accept that some things can be more simple than we can imagine. If this works for you and you come up with a short way to describe it, please let me know.

  2. Yes, I think I remember that! My memory sometimes leaves something to be desired…:) I saw your other comment to my next post. In addition, i would say that if we all have psychosomatic things going on, then perhaps that’s a way to approach someone who is insulted by it. According to Sarno, we are really all playing out things in this way. Some come out as anxiety, depression, autoimmune disease etc. and some as pain. I hope your friend feels better soon.

  3. As a follow up to this, maybe your friend would try qi gong? I have been practicing for about five years. And i know that has helped me tremendously. I think that might be why Sarno is so validating to me. In fact, i read Sarno and thought he must practice qi gong.

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