I have struggled for a couple of years with knee pain. About a year ago the pain started persisting and got significantly worse. While it first only hurt after running, or cycling with high resisting, I started to get pain during virtually all daily activities where both my knees weren't resting horizontally stretched..Sitting with bended knees for instance is very painful. I even started getting pain while resting in bed. As a 24-year old studet that has somewhat of a sport addiction, this obviously is dreadful for my quality of life. I tried a couple of treatments. Several months of quadriceps stretching and strengthening did not help. Seriously resting from all pain-inducing activities hardly helped healing my knees or increase my 'envelope of function'. At this point, doctors tell me I pretty much tried everything and should just hope to get better in the future, or attempt physical exercises again. Nothing shows up on x-rays or MRIs. They call the condition Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, which is a vague diagnosis where it is unclear what causes the pain and how healing occurs. I read The Mindbody Prescription from John Sarno after I had been through a 'total rest' period of about three months. Seriously considering the option that the pain was induced by psychological processes, seemed to improve my pain and confidence the days after. Two months after reading the book, I want to seriously give this a chance and will therefore do this program. I think the pain is to some extant 'in my head' and therefore I should work on myself psychologically, instead of trying to solve the pain physically which did not show results anyway.. In order to do this consistently, I am going to stop doing this in kind of a nonstructured way, but follow the TMS program. Sarno's theory seems pseudo-scientific to me. But science is narrow-minded, not open to options that are hard to verify empirically. Anything out of the scientific paradigm is discarded as ridiculous bull shit (notice the main argument against Sarno in the 20/20 youtube video is 'this is not a mainstream theory'). Mainstream medicine did not help me, so it is time to look further. What I do believe, is that my mind plays a big role, or should play a big role, in the knee pain I have. Whether this is due to my brain trying to distract me from my repressed anger I do not know, but it will definitely not hurt to start acting based on the hypothesis that this is true. Physically, my knees seem pretty fine.. So the solution of my problems might very well be mentally.