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Copied from a thread comment I read years ago which changed my life.

>I suffered from chronic pain that was starting to seriously interfere with my life for a couple of years. I could find neither a cause nor non-invasive solution till I read The Mind-Body Prescription[0]. It quickly and completely fixed my problem. I actually learned about the book here on HN: I'm usually a very skeptical person, but enough self-proclaimed skeptics (who were embarrassed to admit they even read it) claimed success with it that I decided to check it out.

I highly recommend reading it (with an open mind) if you're suffering from a chronic ailment that lacks an obvious physical cause. I used it for chronic pain, but the author claims success with just about any other type of "catch-all" diagnosis that doctors make when they're stumped, like IBD.

BTW: the doctor is an American psychiatrist with a long career, so it's not your usual alternative medical book. But I consider it "alternative medicine" in that it's based on similar principles as some other alternative medicines and the theory does not seem to have any sort of acceptance in the western medical community. (The author cites his evidence, and provides his explanation for why the medical community rejects that sort of evidence.)

[0] https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000FA5SJS

Made an account to say that I had really bad wrist pain that was making my life hell. I found about this book in an earlier HN thread. I read the book on a Saturday and by Monday all of my wrist/hand pain was gone. Thank you for sharing this and hope it helps someone.

Yes I too made a very similar comment(1). I had very similar symptoms as you and now I am completely heeled. This book changed my life.

Please get the kindle edition and start reading it immediately. Your description is very likely TMS and even though Dr Sarno says a physician needs to make a diagnosis first to rule it out first, I believe you may get a lot of value out of it too.

Also view some TMS testimonials on Youtube (search TMS pain recovery) to get started quickly.

Just promise to keep an open mind.

(1) https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17982355

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