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About 90 drawings and photographs
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Published
20 January 2020
Handspring Publishing

£35.00 GBP / $45.00 USD

Massage Therapy, Mind-body Therapies

Reiki in Clinical Practice

A science-based guide

£35.00 GBP / $45.00 USD Free delivery in the UK and USA

Andrew Weil MD enthusiastically welcomes the publication of Reiki in Clinical Practice by Ann Baldwin.

‘In this book, Dr Ann Baldwin, professor of Physiology and teacher and researcher of mind-body science, places Reiki in the spotlight of scientific scrutiny and synthesizes a compelling, evidence-based case for using it in clinical settings. She describes just how clinical practitioners can take advantage of Reiki to optimize the health and well being of their patients and clients. I recommend this book to all healthcare professionals interested in how Reiki can be combined with conventional medicine to significantly improve patients’ experiences and outcomes.’

 

Take a look inside Reiki in Clinical Practice here…

 

Ann Baldwin will join Elizabeth Larkam on August 12 for Moved to Learn! when they will explore mind body science and Ann’s journey from sceptic to scientific expert on Reiki as a therapeutic modality.

Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_o4xJvBtWQRmd2xB0gbmFtQ.

 

Reiki is a healing technique, using gentle touch with the hands placed on or slightly away from the body to optimize physical, mental and emotional health. It is based on the assumption that the flow of energy through the body can be supported and adjusted to promote wellness.

Reiki in Clinical Practice is aimed at two main groups: ‘medical’ practitioners and those with a ‘medical’ background such as nurses, osteopaths, physical therapists, who may be familiar with Reiki but lack an evidence-based guide on conditions for which Reiki is most effective and who want the ‘ammunition’ to justify its use in their practice; those unfamiliar with Reiki but who are interested in finding how it can benefit their patients.

The book provides an accurate description of Reiki, based on qualitative and quantitative scientific evidence, in terms of how it can be used in medical settings to benefit patients of all types, physiologically and psychologically. It achieves this by following the journey of the author (a scientist), starting from her unsolicited encounter with Reiki and personal observations to her continuing testing of its validity and her quest to determine its effectiveness through robust, scientific investigation.

The author distils the essence of the currently peer-reviewed published research to produce a clear outline of the effectiveness of Reiki in alleviating disease and imbalance in various body systems. She will provide a summary of the effectiveness of Reiki (based on a review of surveys of its use) in various circumstances and locations.

She presents possible mechanisms by which Reiki may exert its effects. Unlike most books about Reiki, the book is written in a scientific style with which medical practitioners are familiar (clear, precise, logical and concise), so they will be more likely to read it, judge the evidence for themselves, and hopefully support, extend and develop Reiki treatment and training programs so that their patients will have more access to a non-invasive, inexpensive complementary therapy to assist in their healing.

Preface

Chapter 1 – What is Reiki and why is it important?

Chapter 2 – Why should therapists trust Reiki?

Chapter 3 – How does Reiki work?

Chapter 4 -Optimizing the use of Reiki with your patients

Chapter 5 – Reiki and emotional stress

Chapter 6 – Reiki and blood circulation

Chapter 7 – Reiki for relaxation and wellbeing

Chapter 8 – Reiki for anxiety and depression

Chapter 9 – Reiki for burnout

Chapter 10 – Reiki for improving range of motion

Chapter 11 – Reiki and surgery

Chapter 12 – Reiki for pain

Chapter 13 – Reiki for chemotherapy

Chapter 14 – Providing Reiki in hospitals – practicalities

Chapter 15 – Role of basic clinical research

 

Reiki in Clinical Practice : A science-based guide by Ann Baldwin is important because first and foremost Ann is a scientist. In science, we start off thinking about something, we commit to a method of making a presumption – a hypothesis – and then testing it, and accepting the evidence. In the case of Reiki, some people, without knowledge, speak against it, because they do not understand it, and it is not a ‘pill’ or a ‘surgery’, something they think of as ‘scientific’. But science doesn’t dispose of things it doesn’t understand. It tests them and learns about them. That’s how humanity collectively learns. Ann Baldwin brings the facts. She brings evidence from the most respected centers of medical care in our country, and from reviewing peer-reviewed, evidence-based studies about Reiki. In conventional medicine it  makes sense for us to study new alternatives that are low cost and safe. Ann Baldwin’s book is very readable and is the best effort I have found to date in providing historic and scientific evaluation of Reiki. At the least it is a good read, and for some, it may change how this complementary modality is viewed.

Harold Bob MD, Family Practice Physician, Baltimore, February 2020

 

‘I loved it! I was planning to do a quick read, but I liked it so much I spent a few days on it. I assumed this would be a pro-Reiki book but it’s actually a pro-science book. Dr Baldwin discloses the whole, messy complexity of scientific research with contradictory and sometimes confusing outcomes, rather than pretending there’s a unanimous scientific verdict. The science of Reiki is incredibly rigorous, with many studies including placebo controls and comparing Reiki to other, similar treatments.’

Dr Tucker Peck, Clinical Psychologist, Previous Director of Palo Santo Psychotherapy and Wellness, Tucson, Arizona, February 2020

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Ann BALDWIN

Ann Linda Baldwin PhD is Director of Mind-Body-Science and Professor of Physiology at the University of Arizona

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Reiki in Clinical Practice

A science-based guide

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View sample pages here

Andrew Weil MD enthusiastically welcomes the publication of Reiki in Clinical Practice by Ann Baldwin.

‘In this book, Dr Ann Baldwin, professor of Physiology and teacher and researcher of mind-body science, places Reiki in the spotlight of scientific scrutiny and synthesizes a compelling, evidence-based case for using it in clinical settings. She describes just how clinical practitioners can take advantage of Reiki to optimize the health and well being of their patients and clients. I recommend this book to all healthcare professionals interested in how Reiki can be combined with conventional medicine to significantly improve patients’ experiences and outcomes.’

 

Take a look inside Reiki in Clinical Practice here…

 

Ann Baldwin will join Elizabeth Larkam on August 12 for Moved to Learn! when they will explore mind body science and Ann’s journey from sceptic to scientific expert on Reiki as a therapeutic modality.

Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_o4xJvBtWQRmd2xB0gbmFtQ.

 

Reiki is a healing technique, using gentle touch with the hands placed on or slightly away from the body to optimize physical, mental and emotional health. It is based on the assumption that the flow of energy through the body can be supported and adjusted to promote wellness.

Reiki in Clinical Practice is aimed at two main groups: ‘medical’ practitioners and those with a ‘medical’ background such as nurses, osteopaths, physical therapists, who may be familiar with Reiki but lack an evidence-based guide on conditions for which Reiki is most effective and who want the ‘ammunition’ to justify its use in their practice; those unfamiliar with Reiki but who are interested in finding how it can benefit their patients.

The book provides an accurate description of Reiki, based on qualitative and quantitative scientific evidence, in terms of how it can be used in medical settings to benefit patients of all types, physiologically and psychologically. It achieves this by following the journey of the author (a scientist), starting from her unsolicited encounter with Reiki and personal observations to her continuing testing of its validity and her quest to determine its effectiveness through robust, scientific investigation.

The author distils the essence of the currently peer-reviewed published research to produce a clear outline of the effectiveness of Reiki in alleviating disease and imbalance in various body systems. She will provide a summary of the effectiveness of Reiki (based on a review of surveys of its use) in various circumstances and locations.

She presents possible mechanisms by which Reiki may exert its effects. Unlike most books about Reiki, the book is written in a scientific style with which medical practitioners are familiar (clear, precise, logical and concise), so they will be more likely to read it, judge the evidence for themselves, and hopefully support, extend and develop Reiki treatment and training programs so that their patients will have more access to a non-invasive, inexpensive complementary therapy to assist in their healing.

Preface

Chapter 1 – What is Reiki and why is it important?

Chapter 2 – Why should therapists trust Reiki?

Chapter 3 – How does Reiki work?

Chapter 4 -Optimizing the use of Reiki with your patients

Chapter 5 – Reiki and emotional stress

Chapter 6 – Reiki and blood circulation

Chapter 7 – Reiki for relaxation and wellbeing

Chapter 8 – Reiki for anxiety and depression

Chapter 9 – Reiki for burnout

Chapter 10 – Reiki for improving range of motion

Chapter 11 – Reiki and surgery

Chapter 12 – Reiki for pain

Chapter 13 – Reiki for chemotherapy

Chapter 14 – Providing Reiki in hospitals – practicalities

Chapter 15 – Role of basic clinical research

 

Reiki in Clinical Practice : A science-based guide by Ann Baldwin is important because first and foremost Ann is a scientist. In science, we start off thinking about something, we commit to a method of making a presumption – a hypothesis – and then testing it, and accepting the evidence. In the case of Reiki, some people, without knowledge, speak against it, because they do not understand it, and it is not a ‘pill’ or a ‘surgery’, something they think of as ‘scientific’. But science doesn’t dispose of things it doesn’t understand. It tests them and learns about them. That’s how humanity collectively learns. Ann Baldwin brings the facts. She brings evidence from the most respected centers of medical care in our country, and from reviewing peer-reviewed, evidence-based studies about Reiki. In conventional medicine it  makes sense for us to study new alternatives that are low cost and safe. Ann Baldwin’s book is very readable and is the best effort I have found to date in providing historic and scientific evaluation of Reiki. At the least it is a good read, and for some, it may change how this complementary modality is viewed.

Harold Bob MD, Family Practice Physician, Baltimore, February 2020

 

‘I loved it! I was planning to do a quick read, but I liked it so much I spent a few days on it. I assumed this would be a pro-Reiki book but it’s actually a pro-science book. Dr Baldwin discloses the whole, messy complexity of scientific research with contradictory and sometimes confusing outcomes, rather than pretending there’s a unanimous scientific verdict. The science of Reiki is incredibly rigorous, with many studies including placebo controls and comparing Reiki to other, similar treatments.’

Dr Tucker Peck, Clinical Psychologist, Previous Director of Palo Santo Psychotherapy and Wellness, Tucson, Arizona, February 2020

Paperback, eBook
978-1-912085-36-1
1
228
About 90 drawings and photographs
246 x 189
Published
20 January 2020
Handspring Publishing

£35.00 GBP / $45.00 USD

Massage Therapy, Mind-body Therapies

Ann BALDWIN

Ann Linda Baldwin PhD is Director of Mind-Body-Science and Professor of Physiology at the University of Arizona

Read More ›

You may also be interested in:

Bulk discounts
for course
instructors
Ordering for
your class?
Get in touch >