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Staggering dreadful as a book
on 22 January 2014
At the time of writing I note that the book has five stars. I am absolutely stunned at how this is possible.
There is so much wrong with this book that it is flattery to even call it a "book".
It spends nearly 100 pages telling you one single thing - that if you have shoulder pain then you should hang from a branch/metal bar for as long as you can and build this up over time because this stretches and strengthens the supporting muscles.
And why should we do this? Because the author came up with the huge revelation that we descended from creatures who would hang from trees, so we should be continue to do so. Rather spurious as an argument, but even if it were true, I seriously begrudged paying such a high price for a book which repeats itself constantly. And I don't mean that it reinforces the message by clarifying it and supporting it. The message is abundantly clear already and has nothing to support it (i.e. no scientific evidence to back up the claims). When I say "repeats itself" I literally mean that the majority of the book has been copied and pasted several times, by the author's own admission he repeats things that he feels "are important" but it is just the same picture of a shoulder with the same caption on most pages, and the same dialogue in every chapter. He also admits that he avoided going down the route of science (i.e. conducting strict experiments and looking to get his work published by peer review publications) because he wanted to get it straight to the reader (as if he's trying to say that peer reviewed, properly tested papers would not be picked up by every professional worth their salt across the land ...). He also says that he will avoid confusing us with too much scientific terminology.
He takes up long parts of the book to include various "My story"s, supposedly from healed clients of his who tell us all about how their shoulder used to stop them from doing this and that and now they're cured. There is even an (unintentionally) hilarious bit in there that has been written by a guest contributor who explains that this hanging-from-a-bar method will be good for your sleep, because a sore shoulder stops us from sleeping on our side, hence can lead to sleep apnea.
I could go on and on, but trust me, even if the hanging-from-a-bar method does have any use, you don't need to buy the book I have already told you what to do, and if he really believed that his method works then he would pursue getting it properly studied and published for the world to see and for us all to cure ourselves. It has been written purely to make money from people who are in too much pain to be picky and will try anything for relief. He should be ashamed of himself for his terrible attempt at writing, and for his shameful attempt to squeeze money out of the infirm.