8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back: Natural Posture Solutions for Pain in the Back, Neck, Shoulder, Hip, Knee, and Foot

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Pendo Press, Mar 1, 2013 - Health & Fitness - 244 pages
With a fresh approach to a common problem, this self-help guide to overcoming back pain advocates adopting the natural, healthy posture of athletes, young children, and people from traditional societies the world over. Arguing that most of what our culture has taught us about posture is misguided—even unhealthy—and exploring the current epidemic of back pain, many of the commonly cited reasons for the degeneration of spinal discs and the stress on muscles that leads to back pain are examined and debunked. The historical and anthropological roots of poor posture in Western cultures are studied as is the absence of back pain complaints in the cultures of Africa, Asia, South America, and rural Europe. Eight detailed chapters provide illustrated step-by-step instructions for making simple, powerful changes to seated, standing, and sleeping positions. No special equipment or exercise is required, and effects are often immediate.
 

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User Review  - lucylock - Overstock.com

My doctor recommended the book to me and is recommending it to his patients. Very worthwhile. Recommend it highly. I like the detailed pictures and I like the pictures telling you what NOT to do. Good ... Read full review

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User Review  - quantum326 - LibraryThing

Wonderful pictures and well organized. Studying the book, and finally taking the course, fixed my back. I am still reviving muscles that I neglected for the middle part of my life. Read full review

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Contents

FOREWORD xv
ORIENTATION 26
STRETCHSITTING 32
RECAP 53
STACKSITTING 68
USING YOUR INNER CORSET 110
TALLSTANDING 128
RECAP 149
GLIDEWALKING 168
RECAP 193
ANATOMY 217
STRETCHLYING ON YOUR SIDE 94
SUMMARY GUIDE 226
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Esther Gokhale, LAc, is the founder of the Esther Gokhale Wellness Center, a licensed acupuncturist, and the creator of the Gokhale MethodTM, a revolutionary approach that helps people achieve better health through better structure. Susan Adams is a writer and editor specializing in biotechnology and computer technology.

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