Patient Resources

Electronic Books

Back Pain: Exercise Plans to Improve Your Life

There is no reason why low back pain should stop you living a full and active life. Exercise your way to health will show you how to include a simple fitness programme into your life, whilst considering the specific challenges you face with acute and chronic back pain.

Hypnosis for Chronic Pain Management / Workbook

Used in combination with the program described in the corresponding therapist guide, this workbook teaches you self-hypnosis skills for lessening your pain, enhancing your sleep, and improving your mood.

The Chronic Pain Managment Sourcebook

With information on meditation, exercise, visualization, and more, this sourcebook shows the chronic pain sufferer how to take charge of the healing process.

Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers

Combining cutting-edge research with a healthy dose of good humor and practical advice, Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers explains how prolonged stress causes or intensifies a range of physical and mental afflictions, including depression, ulcers, colitis, heart disease, and more. It also provides essential guidance to controlling our stress responses.


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Books -- Print Collection

Here are a few titles available from the Stanford Health Library main branch in Hoover Pavilion. If you find something of interest, call them at (650) 725-8400 and they will put it aside for you to pick up during library hours.

How to be Sick: A Buddhist-inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and Their Caregivers

Authentic and graceful, How to be Sick reminds us of our endless inner freedom, even under high degrees of suffering and pain.

The Mindfulness Solution to Pain: Step-by-Step Techniques for Chronic Pain Management

Pain specialist and mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) teacher Jackie Gardner-Nix offers techniques proven to reduce chronic pain and suffering, using mindfulness meditation exercises based on the pioneering work of Jon Kabat-Zinn.

Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness

Now, based on Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn's renowned mindfulness-based stress reduction program, this groundbreaking book shows you how to use natural, medically proven methods to soothe and heal your body, mind, and spirit.

End Back & Neck Pain

Offers the latest research in preventing and treating back pain including posture improvements, stretching exercises, and surgical and non-surgical treatment options.

Yoga for Pain Relief : Simple Practices to Calm Your Mind & Heal Your Chronic Pain

Written by a yoga instructor and former chronic pain sufferer, Yoga for Pain Relief is packed with gentle postures and practical strategies for ending pain. This complete mind-body tool kit for healing also includes deep relaxation practices drawn from the yogic tradition and psychological techniques for helping you make peace with your body and dissolve pain.

Managing Pain Before it Manages You

This book offers a program to help you reduce your pain and learn coping skills to get your life back. This hands-on guide provides detailed information plus step-by-step techniques and activities to help you.

Integrative Pain Medicine: The Science and Practice of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Pain Management

Tells about the basic science underlying the mechanism of action of the various CAM therapies used for pain. This text summarizes the clinical evidence for safety and efficacy and provides practical guidelines about how such treatments can be successfully and safely integrated into a pain practice.

Break through Pain: A Step-by-Step Mindfulness Meditation Program for Transforming Chronic and Acute Pain

Break Through Pain adapts the core principles of mindfulness training to a practical process that can treat even extreme, chronic pain effectively, possibly reducing the need for drugs or surgery. Step-by-step techniques taught in plain language show how to overcome internal resistance-the key to transforming physical pain into a flow of pure energy.