I've used Egoscue's "Egoscue Method" for years--it works,'though with modern sedentary life styles. you do need to keep practicing.
I keep giving copies away, so I have to buy more. l bought this because it was new.It marks a big departure from Egoscue's previous writing-suddenly he is interested in philosophy and Chi for Qi
I tried it. Egoscue is right. WHAT you think makes a big difference to HOW your health is. This is so much better.
If you have pain anywhere, before you pay for a physio, get this book and read it.
Before you go anywhere near a surgeons knife, read what Egoscue has to say. Surgery will only give temporary relief, you'll only be back for more. Whereas the right exercises could sort you out for life.
on 22 June 2012
I have a few of Pete's books. He is one of my heroes. This book has a message. If your posture is balanced or slightly off balance then high wavelength energy will circulate in your body, i.e.. you will feel great and you will be able to implement the theories in the first part of the book. If your skeletal is out of balance you will have pain and be depleted with energy. Personally, I have suffered terrible muscoskeletal(M/S) pain but it's getting better thanks to Pete's great work. I tried the e-cises but i had condition II and I so that was a complication so in my case I couldn't make the e-cises work. If you have severe M/S pain they may not work so you may find Pain Free better. What i do recommend is the *brilliant* observations that each of the famous conditions I,II and III have a driving personality type. Pete includes a chapter on their habits, traits and how he tries to get them to overcome their personality driven fears. I tried them out on friends and family by reading the chapter to them and watching how they responded. Most couldn't believe how accurate it was. And that includes me. This is the distillation of 35 years work in this field, non-invasive procedures. No drugs or surgeons. It's just you e-cises and gravity.
on 28 March 2015
The author has made the connection between mind and body and has also realised that self-diagnosis often doesn't work. He was surprised that most people thought they were in better shape than they really were and didn't follow the right exercise program [from one of his previous books]. Pain Free Living has many American references that I didn't understand - language, a children's game, people, but I liked the overall idea and I found the exercises very helpful. And the really good thing is that it comes with a DVD demonstrating the exercises. The book and DVD includes exercises that are not in Pain Free that worked wonders for me. In my opinion the definitive work is still Pain Free, but Pain Free Living would be a good addition to your library.
Note: you have to actually do the exercises for it to be beneficial...