are many things in life that can cause physical pain. Broken
bones, burns, and arthritis are among the most common. There
are many ways in which chronic pain can be treated. These
include medication, physical therapy, injections, and sometimes
There are countless books about how to live with pain, how
to seek the appropriate treatments, and there are also books
that suggest ways in which you can express your pain through
words in order to help family and friends understand. It can
all too easily become a source of frustration and confusion.
The How of Ow, Everyday Self-Care and the Art of
Pain Relief brings the darkness that chronic pain can cause
into the light as the author carefully explains how the human
body reacts to pain in a clear and understandable way.
Having experienced chronic pain for many years, I thought
I knew it all. I was wrong. Wanda Jean Swenson gave me things
to consider that I had truly never thought of before. I became
more aware of how I move, more aware of when I’m not
moving enough, and how to better listen to my body.
Divided into four parts the author carefully explains what
pain actually is, introduces Postural Isometric Lengthening,
provides practical advice for day-to-day living, and offers
suggestions for coping with pain throughout the body from
the jaw to the ankle. With easy to follow exercise instructions
complete with drawings to show how to do them correctly, this
is a book that pain sufferers will want to keep handy to refer
to at all times.
This book is a true gem for anyone living in pain and it would
also benefit caretakers in their efforts to help those in
pain. Highly recommended.