Effortless Pain Relief: A Guide to Self-Healing from Chronic Pain

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Simon and Schuster, Dec 28, 2004 - Medical - 255 pages
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Contrary to popular belief, the most frequent causes of neuromuscular, joint, or skeletal pain can be traced to your lifestyle: unconscious habits that involve the way you breathe, stand, and move and the way you store physical and emotional stress in your tissues. Given this fact, if you suffer from chronic pain, or treat people suffering from chronic pain, you may need to consider replacing expensive, often inefficient pain treatment with self-help methods for reversing the way physical, mental, and emotional stresses affect your muscles, joints, and bones. Effortless Pain Relief presents a unique mind-body program for overcoming chronic pain, developed by acclaimed alternative health-care practitioner Dr. Ingrid Bacci.

In Effortless Pain Relief, you'll find a simple explanation of how stress creates chronic pain, along with clear, simple, and powerful self-help techniques for reducing and even eliminating pain. The guiding principle in this program for self-healing from chronic pain is to develop greater awareness of your body and sensitivity to it. You can change your lifestyle habits -- and eliminate your pain -- by adopting body awareness techniques that eliminate tension. Chapter by chapter, Effortless Pain Relief shows you how to release deep physical, mental, and emotional stresses through simple breathing techniques, to reduce consciously the effort and tension in your muscles, and to master and eliminate stressful emotions like fear and anger by learning to control the physical tensions that these feelings create.

Dr. Bacci also guides you in a process that will allow you to let go of mental and emotional attitudes that unconsciously create stress and physical pain. She shows you how to release emotional conflicts that contribute to pain and teaches you how to conquer the fear of physical pain -- which can actually trigger pain.

Dr. Bacci cites numerous case studies from the thousands of patients she has helped during the past fifteen years. She also tells the extraordinary story of her own complete recovery from three years of being bedridden and crippled from a severe case of the chronic pain syndrome fibromyalgia. The curative techniques through which she healed herself, and with which she has helped her thousands of clients achieve freedom from pain, are now available for everyone in Effortless Pain Relief.

Dr. Bacci's groundbreaking, accessible program offers deceptively simple yet profoundly effective ways to leave pain behind, enhance your vitality, and find an effortless route to a pain-free life.

 

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Excellent language to simply explain a difficult concept. Could have more scientific citations for added impact but uses wonderful anecdotal evidence that is relevant and illuminating. A must read for those wanting to dig deeper into the mystery that is the human system.

Contents

Pictures of Pain and Healing
17
How Stress Creates Pain
29
A MindBody Dance
40
YOUR BODY
53
Breathing Your Way to Ease
67
A Key to Freedom ofMovement
85
Finding Your Way to Effortless Alignment
93
A Vital Principle of Health
114
Buried Emotions Feed Pain
149
Owning Buried Emotions
161
Emotional Conflict Pain
170
Learning to Say No
188
Rooting Out Attitudes That Create Fear
201
Conquering Your Fear of Physical Pain
216
Conclusion
227
Products by Ingrid Bacci
237

Letting Go of Effort to Let Go of Pain
129

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Ingrid Bacci, Ph.D., C.S.T., CAT, is a certified craniosacral therapist and a licensed teacher of the Alexander Technique. Bacci develops and teaches seminars on chronic pain management for the HMO Oxford Health. She also teaches craniosacral therapy nationally for the Upledger Institute, the world's largest alternative bodywork teaching institute. She is an occasional guest lecturer at the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. A graduate of Harvard and Columbia universities, and a former fellow at Cambridge University, England, Bacci runs a private practice in her hometown of Croton-on-Hudson, New York.

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