Dr. Sarno Q&A and preview of movie

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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/17/healing-back-pain_n_6317310.html

    Meet The Doctor Who Fights Back Pain With Psychology
    Posted: 12/17/2014 8:16 am EST Updated: 1 hour ago


    What if a bad back or unexplained nerve pain aren’t really bodily malfunctions, but instead manifestations of painful emotions, stress and unmet ambition?

    “The subject is pain,” says John Sarno, M.D., the subject of an upcoming film about chronic pain and the mind-body connection. “But we’re not talking about pain that’s due to some structural abnormality, but rather the pain that is generated in us when we put ourselves under pressure to be perfect and good.”

    Sarno, a former professor of rehabilitation medicine at the New York University School of Medicine, posits that bodily pain is caused by repressing one’s emotions and by stress, not by physical ailments. According to Sarno, “goodists,” or people who put other’s needs ahead of their own, are the most likely to suffer from chronic pain with emotional underpinnings.

    It’s a not a new concept. Sarno published his best-selling book, Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection, in 1991. Since then, the book and its follow-up editions have risen to near cult status, including reviews by more than 900 people on Amazon, 75 percent of whom gave it five stars. Cleary, people swear by Sarno.

    One of these people is filmmaker Michael Galinsky, a patient of Sarno’s and co-director of the upcoming documentary All The Rage, which chronicles the filmmaker's ongoing struggle with back pain and includes high-profile chronic pain patients, such as Larry David, John Stossel, Howard Stern, Jonathan Ames and Sen. Tom Harkin -- all of whom found relief from Sarno’s methods.

    Given that so much of Sarno's method involves self-work, some patients report significant healing simply from reading Sarno's book.

    To heal, Sarno's recommendations are two-fold: Individuals need to address any repressed anger and, since the pain they are experiencing is psychological, should resume all normal physical activity -- a controversial proposition. In fact, the National Institutes of Health recommends reducing physical activity for the first few days after experiencing back pain; avoiding heavy lifting or twisting; and gradually resuming exercise after two to three weeks.

    “I consider that I practice very conservative, standard medicine,” Sarno says in the film. “My theories may involve the unconscious, but that doesn’t make them any less rigorous.” Still, Sarno’s success remains largely anecdotal and his methods have been largely unrecognized by the mainstream medical community.

    video and Q&A at link
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/17/healing-back-pain_n_6317310.html
     
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    Any former gay guys in this movie who can back up Howard's claim that Sarno could fix their homosexual distraction?
     
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    Here's someone who is not a fan of Sarno. (Siobhan the Transsexual) 2:10