Back Pain? Try This

Pain Erasure the Bonnie Prudden Way

Over a decade ago a friend of mine avoided back surgery by discovering something called “myotherapy” in Pain Erasure the Bonnie Prudden Way by Bonnie Prudden (Ballentine Books). Susan and I bought a copy, flipped over to the pages on bad backs, applied the techniques, got wonderful relief—and promptly forgot about it, other than lending it to friends with back trouble.

A few days ago I came across the book and realized what I had been missing. Bonnie Prudden became famous with exercise books, especially one for exercising newborns and infants. The theory behind myotherapy is that your muscles develop “trigger points” which trigger pain and muscle spasms. By locating and pressing on the trigger points, you can break that cycle. Bonnie Prudden can’t explain why it works, just that it does.

I had been having trouble with an old injury to my shoulder, and asked our Child with the Healing Hands, Worth, to work the trigger points on my chest, back, and arm. He did, with astounding relief. All I can tell you is, it works for me, and I didn’t even have to become a pantheist or take a course in acupuncture.

The book is still available—Pain Erasure the Bonnie Prudden Way by Bonnie Prudden, ISBN 0-345-331-028. I suggest abebooks.com.


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