Author: Mark J Rogers, Nike Azoros
Publisher: self published?
Publishing Date: 2014
Chronic pain has reached epidemic proportions but it is not a disease. Chronic pain is a genuine physical problem and its epidemic is being spread by the very treatments the doctors are prescribing. Over thirty percent of patients across the world present with back, neck, or head pain, the majority of whom are in chronic pain, but all doctors offer is a prescription for painkillers and a referral for intensive physical therapy. The patients never improve, in fact they get worse. Instead of receiving empathy and understanding they are often accused of being dishonest about the severity of their pain. Some are even sent for psychotherapy. 'The Art and Science of Healing - with Light' breaks that vicious cycle. Within it is explained to patients how they developed chronic pain in the first place and how to begin to heal their migraines, back pain, neck pain, tinnitus, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and all forms of chronic pain in general. Doctor Mark Rogers bases the healing process on his 7 Principles of Healing Chronic Pain. His methods are all based in science, are common sense, pain free, drug free, have no painful exercises, and no 'mind over matter' meditations for coping because the problem is not in the mind of the patients, it is in their bodies at a deep cellular level. The 7 Principles have a conservative efficacy of eighty-five percent. As long as the Principles are followed the patient will heal. It is the medical system that is keeping patients in pain through ignoring the origin of the pain. Pain is not a mystery, it is not a disease, it means you are being hurt. Chronic pain means you are still being hurt. Written in a clear easy to read style with minimal medical jargon it is designed to give patients control over their healing processes so they can start healing today.
So far, *knocks on wood* I'm not a sufferer of pain, thus I haven't experienced what the author describes what people he knows have gone through, yet its good to know how things will be in the future. While I do believe a lot that the author talks about, and he does present himself eloquently and that he is definitely an authority on the subject of healing and the laser, I do have to wonder why the world continues to churn out doctors and specialists that aren't helpful and that do more harm than good? And in truth, what are some benefits to chiropractors if, according to the author, they make things worse than better? I mean, why aren't more people jumping on the laser bandwagon? Are they afraid of rocking the boat and losing profit?
The ideas make sense and are pretty revolutionary because who would have considered that muscle tears should be treated as broken bones yet aren't? It's also interesting to note that while non-tissue injuries can last for maybe few months or so, tissue injuries last years and years and make things worse and worse. I am positive that many people who went on to work in medical profession are deep and caring people who only want to make the world a better place, and its a bit hard for me to wrap my mind around the fact that they unknowingly make people worse than better.
This should be a read for all, both for pain sufferers and doctors because seriously, the healing is all spelled out and it can be easily followed and it covers both psychological and emotional and biological states of the mind.
This is for Pump Up Your Book
5 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)