America is experiencing an epidemic of pain. One man has the answer to the problem yet the medical establishment has ignored him. For nearly 50 years, Dr. John Sarno has been single-handedly battling the pain epidemic by focusing on the mind-body connection and the nature of stress and the manifestation of physical ailments. With a renowned practice in rehabilitative medicine at NYU he is also a bestselling author of numerous books that deal with psychosomatic disorders. Filmmaker Michael Galinsky's family has a long history with Dr. Sarno and their experience will be woven into the fabric of the film, alongside well known patients, including Howard Stern, John Stossel, Jonathan Ames, Larry David, and many others.
Well needed light on life-saving subjects and discussions...
Chronic pain is one of the worst things on the planet. My mom has been sick for a long time. Fibromyalgia. Chronic Fatigue. IBS. She lives in a small town, and the doctors are useless to help her, really. She's been at her wits end for a long time. I saw my mother in this film, just as Michael Galinsky saw himself on every page of Sarno's books.
As I watched this film, I wept. I ordered my parents the books, and called them to tell them I'll be sending them this film as soon as possible.
As I dug into Sarno's teaching, surely there are many who won't "take to" or let their brains accept a lot of this information. Surely, it won't work for everybody.
However, what Michael has done is shined a light on an option. Sometimes, it's only an option, that somebody needs. To change their life forever. To get better enough to make that one change that turns things the way they need.
It's about hope. It's about life. It's about how powerful emotions can be.
My story is a long one, but one thing is clear. Watch this movie when you can.
It should be required viewing for anyone in school, or the medical field.
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