by Donna Eden (Author), David Feinstein (Contributor), Caroline Myss (Foreword)
This alternative-medicine self-help guide promises to teach you to help heal
yourself and others using the body's own natural energies. Building on such
diverse concepts as acupuncture and therapeutic touch, Donna Eden lays out a
practical framework in Energy Medicine for flushing out and recharging the
"This book will show you how to work with the electromagnetic and more subtle
energies that give your body life," Eden writes, along with her husband,
psychologist David Feinstein. "These energies form the foundation of your health."
For instance, if your head aches or feels clouded, energy may be stagnating
there, so do the "crown pull" to release it. The book gives a detailed
description of how to do this and other energy-fixing exercises, and provides
time estimates and illustrations for doing the maneuvers.
Eden, who has practiced energy medicine for more than 20 years and has given
classes around the world, also relates stories about some of her clients,
including those with cancer and chronic pain. While Eden says people can help
themselves and others with the techniques in the book, she urges them to seek
professional care as well.
Energy Medicine includes chapters on various energy systems, ranging from the
meridians to the chakras, the basic grid to the strange flows, and chapters on
how such systems relate to pain and illness. It also includes an appendix
listing organizations and Internet sites for other forms of alternative
medicine, like naturopathy and qigong. The book is a useful guide for people
interested in this form of alternative healing. --This text refers to an out of
print or unavailable edition of this title.
From Publishers Weekly
Afflicted with myriad health problems, Eden approaches alternative health-care
practice from the viewpoint of both practitioner and patient. As a massage
therapist, she has more than 20 years of experience practicing and teaching the
methods of applied kinesiology. This book is the culmination of her experiences,
presenting techniques she developed through studying a variety of methods and
working with her clients. Eden's work is based on the premise of an "energy
body," made up of chakras, meridians, auras, strange flows and Celtic weaves.
Healing involves balancing these energies for optimal physical health and
well-being, pain management and vitality. With simple illustrations, Eden
presents clear instructions for many do-it-yourself or with-a-partner techniques
that involve tapping, tracing, smoothing and massaging, as well as more than 100
quick fixes for relieving common ailments and stresses. Unfortunately, these
remedies are placed randomly throughout the text, making it inconvenient for
reference. Nonetheless, Eden delivers an excellent, comprehensive guide to a
unique combination of ancient Eastern and modern Western health-care techniques.
Paperback: 378 pages
Publisher: Tarcher; 1st Trade Pbk. Ed edition (December 27, 1999)