Therapeutic Touch

Janet MacRae, Author Knopf Publishing Group $10.95 (112p) ISBN 978-0-394-75588-5
This is a clear and concise introduction to therapeutic touch, a healing art based on the ancient practice of lying on hands. Although still considered experimental, therapeutic touch is used in many hospitals alongside more conventional medicine to alleviate a variety of injuries and illnesses. Macrae, who taught nursing at New York University, gives a balanced presentation of theory and practice. The theory is based on the concept of an energy field surrounding the bodymuch as a gravitational field surrounds objects. When a person is ill, the flow of energy around his body is congested or obstructed. A trained practitioner can feel these blockages and use his hands to help clear them and to redirect the patient's energy flow to a more healthy pattern. Readers are encourage to try to cure their friends' headaches; helpful illustrations are included. (February)
Reviewed on: 01/15/1988
Release date: 01/01/1988
Genre: Nonfiction
Hardcover - 978-0-394-56307-7
Prebound-Sewn - 978-1-4177-1128-4
Open Ebook - 58 pages - 978-0-307-77242-8
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