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A potentially game-changing insight: the neurological key to the inflammation that keeps patients in an endless cycle of pain and depression. ANDREW WEIL, MD
Profound understanding of the way our life experiences have a cumulative effect on our health. MARK HYMAN, MD
Gary Kaplan is the Sherlock Holmes of chronic pain. WAYNE JONAS, MD
About 100 million Americans live with pain—more people than suffer from diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined. Chronic pain has always been a mystery. It often returns at the slightest provocation, even when doctors can't find anything. With dramatic patient stories and cutting-edge research, DR. GARY KAPLAN explains that, whether pain is physical or emotional, traumatic or slight, our brains register it all as the same thing--and the signals can keep firing months, even years, after an injury has healed.
In TOTAL RECOVERY Dr. Kaplan argues that we've been thinking about disease all wrong. Ongoing pain and disease are not the result of a single event but an accumulation of traumas. Every injury, every infection, every toxin, and every emotional blow generates the same reaction: inflammation, activated by tiny cells in the brain, called microglia. Turned on too often from too many assaults, it can have a devastating cumulative effect. The revolutionary new insights in this book give us the keys to recovery.
BOOK EXCERPT EUREKA! Discovering the Single Point of Origin
AUTHOR : DR. GARY KAPLAN
WRITER/COLLABORATOR : DONNA BEECH
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