Therapy book

I finally finished my book and with the help of a friend produced a brilliant cover, don’t you think?

Why I wrote this book…

If, like me, you find that some alternative treatments can help with your pain, albeit through a placebo effect, then this book may be of interest to you.

Back pain affects 80% of the population at some point in their lives. Mine as most of you will know, started in my late Twenties, with extremely debilitating low back pain. Treatment in the first years consisted of physiotherapy and manipulation by an osteopath and chiropractor, but eventually surgery was the only option.

After undergoing four major spinal operations with numerous complications which included a life-threatening episode, you begin to realise that time is a gift. Many a day I’ve felt despair, rage and profound disappointment that I could not do certain jobs. My life has changed so much over the years that I can hardly believe it.

I was also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia (an incurable, painful condition which manifests itself in fatigue, insomnia, stiffness, IBS and pain throughout the body) and I realised that something had to be done when, after manically tidying up my house, I felt bereft at the lack of mess to clear up. Time was the key – how I used it and with whom I spent it became very important to me.

So I decided to write this book in my quest to find an alternative/complementary therapy that can help with my pain. Although I have tried many types of treatment, mainly for my back pain, I have not actually
had every treatment listed in this book.

It lists over 50 treatments for pain relief. The list is “by no means exhaustive” but provides a genuine
attempt to offer information to those who may be reaching desperation in their quest to find a solution to chronic spinal pain. 􀀁 􀀁 􀀁 􀀁 􀀁


  1. Congratulations, Bar – you’re amazing and inspirational! I’m sure a lot of people will find this really helpful, especially as you bring such a constructive attitude to the challenges of chronic pain. Hugs xxx


    1. Ah thanks gilly, yes I do hope this book will inspire and help others in chronic pain. Even if they find one thing helps a little then it was worth writing. xx


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