What is energy healing? And why does it work?
For thousands of years, practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine have used the body's own energy - which they call `qi' - to promote healing. Here, one of the world's most sought-after acupuncturists sets out to understand the science behind this ancient practice.
Blakeway takes the reader on a journey from the Stanford and Princeton professors researching the physics of energy medicine, to a Qi Gong master from China who manifests healing herbs directly from her palm; and from the Harvard team studying the placebo effect, to a group of sceptical scientists who use hands-on healing to cure mammary cancer in mice. She also tells the story of how she discovered energy medicine and overcame her initial disbelief to become one of its leading practitioners.
From hard science to the spiritual and back again, Energy Medicine is a quest to find out why these alternative methods of healing are proving successful for thousands worldwide.