SIX PILLARS OF ENERGY MEDICINE - Donna Eden - David Feinstein Ph. D.
Donna Eden - David Feinstein Ph. D.
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Paper scheduled for publication in the Nov/Dec 2007 issue of the peer-reviewed Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. Final version may have additional editorial changes.
Also of interest : Energy Psychology in Disaster Relief
SIX PILLARS OF ENERGY MEDICINE Clinical Strengths of a Complementary Paradigm
David Feinstein, Ph.D. Donna Eden
The current status of energy medicine and its increasing challenge to the biochemical paradigm that has dominated conventional medicine are reviewed. While energy medicine represents only a small fraction of one percent of the 2.2 trillion dollar health care industry, six properties of energy medicine give it strengths that could augment conventional health care models. These include the ways energy medicine 1) can address biological processes at their energetic foundations (reach), 2) regulates biological processes with precision, speed, and flexibility (efficiency), 3) fosters healing and prevents illness with interventions that can be readily, economically, and non-invasively applied (practicality), 4) includes methods that can be utilized on an at-home, self-help basis, fostering a stronger patient and practitioner partnership in the healing process (patient empowerment), 5) adopts non-linear concepts consistent with distant healing, the healing impact of prayer, and the role of intention in healing (quantum compatibility), and 6) strengthens the integration of body, mind, and spirit, leading not only to a focus on healing, but to achieving greater well-being, peace, and passion for life (holistic orientation).
Keywords : biochemical paradigm, biofield, energy medicine, fields, gene expression, holistic
The authors :
David Feinstein, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist, is the national director of the Energy Medicine Institute, based in Ashland, Oregon. Author of seven books and more than fifty professional papers, he has taught at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Antioch College. Among his major works are The Promise of Energy Psychology (co-authored with his wife, Donna Eden, and Gary Craig), The Mythic Path, and Rituals for Living and Dying. His multi-media Energy Psychology Interactive was a recipient of the Outstanding Contribution Award from the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology. The American Psychological Association’s book review journal applauded the work for providing “a lucid foundation for a growing interest in integrative psychology” and “a valuable expansion of the traditional biopsychosocial model of psychology to include the dimension of energy.”
Donna Eden, a pioneer in the field of holistic healing, is among the worlds most sought, most joyous, and most authoritative spokespersons for energy medicine. Her abilities as a healer are legendary, and she has taught some fifty thousand people world-wide, both laypeople and professionals, how to understand the body as an energy system. Since childhood, she has been able to see the flow of the body’s energies, and from this clairvoyant ability, she has developed a system for teaching others, who do not have this gift, to productively work with their body’s energies. Her best-selling book, Energy Medicine, has been translated into 10 languages, and is a classic in its field. According to Carolyn Myss : “The contribution Donna Eden has made with Energy Medicine will stand as one of the backbone studies as we lay a sound foundation for the field of holistic medicine.”
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