Total Recovery

Solving the Mystery of Chronic Pain and Depression

Gary Kaplan, D.O., with Donna Beecher; Read by Peter Berkrot

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About 100 million Americans live with some form of chronic pain—more than the combined number who suffer from diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. But chronic pain has always been a mystery. It often returns at the slightest provocation, even when doctors can’t find anything wrong. Oddly enough, whether the pain is physical or emotional, traumatic or slight, our brains register all pain as the same thing, and these signals can keep firing in the nervous system for months, even years.

In Total Recovery, Dr. Gary Kaplan argues that we’ve been thinking about disease all wrong. Drawing on dramatic patient stories and cutting-edge research, the book reveals that chronic physical and emotional pain are two sides of the same coin. New discoveries show that disease is not the result of a single event but an accumulation of traumas. Every injury, every infection, every toxin, and every emotional blow generates the same reaction: inflammation, activated by tiny cells in the brain, called microglia. Turned on too often from too many assaults, it can have a devastating cumulative effect.

Conventional treatment for these conditions is focused on symptoms, not causes, and can leave patients locked into a lifetime of pain and suffering. Dr. Kaplan’s unified theory of chronic pain and depression helps us understand not only the cause of these conditions but also the issues we must address to create a pathway to healing. With this revolutionary new framework in place, we have been given the keys to recover.

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Gary Kaplan, D.O., with Donna Beecher; Read by Peter Berkrot

Dr. Gary Kaplan, DO, is a pioneer of integrative medicine and one of just 19 physicians board-certified in both family medicine and pain medicine and practices in McLean, VA. A clinical associate professor at Georgetown University and director of the Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine, he has also served as a consultant to the NIH. He has been featured on Fox News, Good Morning America, NBC News, and NPR, as well as in the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He lives in Fall’s Church, VA. Donna Beech is a New York Times bestselling and award-winning collaborator whose work includes The Ghosts in the Wires, The Heartmath Solution, and The Everyday Advocate.

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Total Recovery
Solving the Mystery of Chronic Pain and Depression
Gary Kaplan, D.O., with Donna Beecher; Read by Peter Berkrot

Unabridged Compact Disc

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Macmillan Audio
May 2014
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427251534
ISBN10: 1427251533
Audio Run Time: 8:30
$34.99

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Macmillan Audio
May 2014
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427251541
ISBN10: 1427251541
Audio Run Time: 8:30
$20.99
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