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“This powerful book is a splendid contribution to the emerging field of complementary medicine. Reiki Energy Medicine presents a simple, effective, and ancient method through which the natural healing potential of the body can be stimulated, enhancing the efficacy of conventional treatment. Barnett and Babb elegantly describe the medicine of the future.”
--JOAN BORYSENKO, PH.D., AUTHOR OF MINDING THE BODY, MENDING THE MIND
“With a clarity and conviction born of experience, Barnett and Babb show us that there is an energy and intelligence behind our natural impulse to heal, and Reiki gives us access to that energy.”
--AGNES LATTIMER, M.D., MEDICAL DIRECTOR EMERITUS, COOK COUNTY HOSPITAL
“Reiki Energy Medicine provides a form with which to reintegrate healing touch into our vast array of therapeutic techniques. Reiki’s utter simplicity, coupled with its potentially powerful effect, compels us to acknowledge the concept of a universal healing energy. Indeed, this energy may be what empowers all of our therapeutic interventions, whether they involve a scalpel, a pill, or a compassionate touch.”
--BETTINA PEYTON, M.D.
“Reiki Energy Medicine is a fine introduction to a technique that can truly enhance our capacity to make our patients well. I wholeheartedly recommend it.”
--GEORGE REMISOVSKY, M.D., OB/GYN
The human body, more than just a collection of functioning parts, is a flowing energy field, continually reorganizing and restructuring itself. All conditions of physical disease are rooted in this energy system. Reiki, an ancient art of touch therapy with origins in the Tibetan sutras, provides a means to recharge, realign, and rebalance our energy field to create the conditions needed for an integrated functioning of the body’s healing systems. Reiki Energy Medicine is the first book to show how Reiki is being brought into mainstream health care.
As our health care system challenges institutions to offer high-quality but cost-effective service, Reiki is being recognized as an important tool to maximize patient care and minimize recovery time. Unlike other complementary healing methods, Reiki does not require complicated techniques or extensive training; practitioners of many disciplines can easily incorporate it into their specialties. Physicians, nurses, rehabilitation therapists, surgeons, midwives, and anesthetists report that Reiki can help manage pain and promote healing. Counselors and caregivers find that Reiki gives patients with terminal illnesses an increased physical and emotional ability to cope. Their stories make it clear that Reiki is one of medicine’s brightest hopes for a more compassionate future of healing and comfort.
Reiki Master LIBBY BARNETT, M.S.W., integrates her healing skills with past experience as a medical social worker at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is the director of the Reiki Healing Connection in Wilton, NH. MAGGIE BABB, Reiki Master, artist, and mother of four, has worked with physically handicapped and emotionally disturbed children at The Coastal Center in South Carolina. She is the director of Being Reiki in Lineboro, Maryland. Libby Barnett and Maggie Babb conduct classes at hospices, medical centers, and medical schools throughout the United States.