From the Foreword

"As an osteopath, Vicky understands that a pain in the back is rarely just a pain in the back—it may also be a dysfunction in the ovary or the gut, the thyroid or the liver." — Gwyneth Paltrow

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What is pain?

Often, people have no problem asking for help for physical pain. Yet, the same people refuse help for emotional pain, which can actually result in significant physical pain.

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Emotions and pain.

Problems don't start because of emotions. Troubles arise when emotions are not expressed or released.

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Value sleep.

Sleep is the most regenerative, restorative, automatic biological process humans have—so why on earth do we skimp?

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Locate your pain.

To truly understand pain, you need to consider the potential physical and emotional sources.

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Vicky has taught me that what you put in your body connects to your emotions. She helps me find my center again.

- Katy Perry

Vicky helps you understand the importance of connecting with your body on an emotional level. This book is a prime tool in transforming the pain and stress in your life into health and happiness.

- Sir Elton John and David Furnish

I wish I had read this book years ago. Highly recommended for anyone who deals with pain or has a loved one in need of help.

- Alejandro Junger, M.D., author of Clean

Vicky is a gifted healer and has helped me through some stressful times…Vicky has treated my friends, my children, and my family. We are all forever enhanced by her energy and insights.

- Elisabeth Murdoch, founder and chairman of Shine Group

Vicky helped me to be pain free throughout my third pregnancy with her holistic approach. Her way of making you feel good is unique.

- Claudia Schiffer

Vicky is a gifted healer. Even on the craziest days, when life is pulling at me from every angle, she knows how to help me reflect on what’s bothering me, release my pain, and feel stronger, lighter, and more focused.

- Jennifer Meyer Maguire, designer at Jennifer Meyer Jewelry

Vicky Vlachonis shares her wonderfully effective secrets to escaping pain and shedding the stress and emotional toll that comes with it. Many of my patients have emerged through their healing process in ways I never thought possible by working with Vicky throughout recovery.

- Marc Mani, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Vicky knows not only how to cure the pain, but also understands the source. Often we just want the fix, but it is important to know why we have what we have in order to prevent it in the future. She left me feeling recharged and fabulous.

- Maria Menounos, host of E News

I love this book because I can hear Vicky’s voice on every page…ladling out a mixture of love and brutal truth…. It doesn’t matter what kind of trauma you’ve endured, or the amount of heartache, hurt, or toxic energy locked up in your muscles or organs—Vicky will show you how to face the pain and then let it go, so you can feel free and unencumbered again.

- Gwyneth Paltrow

Vicky is simply the best back expert in the world, she combines brilliant intuition, great wisdom and an astonishing insight into how the body works with a vast knowledge of her subject. Our family all adore her.

- Alice Thomson, columnist and interviewer for The Times of London

Vicky has a special and calming magic that feels nurturing, healing and kind. I love seeing her.

- Chris Martin