About this course:
What is the energy that heals us? Are there a variety of prompts, both physical and psychological, that can encourage the body to heal? In 2017, Harper Collins sent Jill Blakeway around the world in search of answers. Moving from her own clinic to the halls of academia, she talked to healers, researchers, and practitioners—from a yogi who uses a breathing technique to block his own experience of pain; to a Japanese monk who has performed verifiable healings by running energy into acupuncture points; to a team of skeptical scientists at City University New York who have used “hands on” healing to repeatedly cure mammary cancer in mice.
The result is a new book, Energy Medicine: The Science and Mystery of Healing, which examines the wide range of healing modalities used to diagnose and treat illness by manipulating the energy—the vital life force referred to as qi in TCM—that pulses through the cells of our bodies. For this session, Blakeway will draw upon her experience researching this book to examine acupuncture as a form of energy medicine and explore the science behind its profound effects.