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The Art of Body Maintenance: Winners' Guide to Pain Relief:

This book is easy to use, and provides important information--what you need to know to stop pain.

Written by Dr. Hal Blatman and Illustrated by Brad Ekvall


Winners' Guide to Pain Relief by Hal Blatman, MD and Brad Ekvall. This easy to use guide will teach you about myofascial pain, and how to overcome it.

Wouldn't it be WONDERFUL if YOU could learn to Minimize and CONTROL your PAIN? This book shows you HOW!!

UK orders for now must be done by phone. It costs $80us for UPS shipping + $35 in customs. It costs $18.00us by US mail for shipping and handling one book and one ball, with no tracking or guarantee for delivery. Call Terri at 513-956-3200, ext 4.

Who is this book written for?

This book is for people in pain. It is helpful for patients with myofascial (muscle) pain that comes from any injury, especially sports injuries. It is also helpful for headaches, repetitive strain injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fascitis, and fibromyalgia. This book can help you treat your symptoms, learn what to do between doctor visits and therapy treatments so you don't slip backwards, and understand pain so it becomes less mysterious.

Quite simply, if you have pain and you want it to end, this book is for you!

This book demystifies pain. It is friendly and easy to understand. The drawings and cartoons teach muscle pain patterns, as well as the stretching and massage techniques that help relieve them. The words teach about common activities that aggravate pain, and provide suggestions for avoiding them.

This book is for people who care about their bodies. If youwork out and exercise regularly, and are looking for an easy to understand guide to maintaining flexibility and pain free participation in sporting activities, this book will help you take care of yourself,stay pain free, and enjoy physical activity.

This book is for people with fibromyalgia. Most of the pain in fibromyalgia is myofascial pain. This includes headache, migraine, burning, tingling, and cramping in most any area of the body. Information and techniques taught in this book will help you learn to control much of your pain, from headaches to plantar fasciitis.

This book is written for parents to help their children with various aches and pains, as well as growing pains. Much of the pain known as growing pains is caused by muscles that fail to lengthen as quickly and the child's body lengthens. This book teaches how to understand muscle pain and what to do to help relieve it.

What will you learn from this book?

Most of the pain in our body comes from knots in our muscles. This pain is called myofascial pain. This book teaches about myofascial pain (muscle knots), also known as trigger points, and their referral patterns...and then what to do about them! Hundreds of illustrations make this user friendly.

Trigger points in muscles and fascia are part of almost every pain condition--no matter whether the diagnosis is migraine, tension headache, repetitive strain injury, torn rotator cuff (tendons included), spinal stenosis, facet syndrome, sciatica, or plantar fascitis. Trigger points cause myofascial pain. In addition, these trigger points also cause numbness, tingling, burning, and cramping symptoms. This book will help you treat your own pain! This book will put you in the drivers' seat of your own recovery. No more waiting weeks or months for your doctor's appointment, while you sit in agonizing pain. You can start treating the pain right away, when it happens!

What will you be able to do with this information?

Learn how to treat the trigger points that are involved in causing your pain symptoms. If you are already under medical care, you will be able to participate more fully in your treatment and rehabilitation program. Chronic symptoms from old sports injuries can also often be improved using the techniques described in this book. Learn how to prepare your body before activity, and also how to treat yourself afterwards. Ice, braces, and OTC meds (advil/nuprin/etc.) are not the only answer, whether you are an aging athlete or you have had a previous injury. You will be less dependent on pain medications when you have more control over your pain.

This book reveals the medical information that will allow people to understand how knots in their muscles cause a major part of their pain, and then how to lessen or even completely stop it. Illustrations teach pain referral patterns and acupressure/massage treatment. This understanding will make it possible for people to control their symptoms in a different way. No longer will you be so dependent on medication and visits to your doctor.

What do people who purchased this book have to say about it?

Click here to read feedback from people who have purchased and used this book and rubber ball to reduce the pain in their bodies.

What medical professionals will find this book helpful?

Everyone, including medical physicians, chiropractors, naturopaths, myotherapists, massage therapists, rolfers, and even hospital nurses whose patients are getting sore from sitting in bed alll day.

Students attending schools that teach about treating pain patients will find the information in this book extremely useful.

The stretching and massage techniques illustrated and described in this book have been very helpful for many people with fibromyalgia. Much of the pain of fibromyalgia is myofascial pain from trigger points in muscle and fascia.

Click on Winners' Guide to see examples of pages from each section of the book as illustrated on blatmanpainclinic.com.

Wouldn't it be helpful if you could learn to minimize and control the part of your pain that comes from muscle? This book shows you how!

Orders to the Continental US containing one boook and one ball cost $18US for shipping via US mail. Call Terri at 513-956-3200, ext 4. Orders to the UK must be done by phone and cost $115 for shipping and processing in customs.


John C Lowe, MA, DC

This is a truly remarkable book that will be a boon to pain patients and practitioners alike. Dr. Blatman explains the main causes of patients' pain and describesstep-by-step how to stop pain and keep it from coming back. He does so in plain, clear, precise language that is rare for pain-relief experts. On practically every page, artist Brad Ekvall's drawings beautifully illustrate what Dr. Blatman's words clearly convey, making the book as understandable and useful as a self-help guide can possibly be. Both pain patients and pain practitioners are certain to treasure this book, as I do, and make it treat-bare from regular use.

Lynne Matallana, President and Co-founder, National Fibromyalgia Association.

Dr. Blatman takes complex medeical information and presents it in an easy to understand format that also incorporates his compassion, humor and uniquely personal approach.