What is energy healing? And why does it work? For thousands of years, practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine have used the body's own energy - which they call `qi' - to promote healing. Here, one of the world's most sought-after acupuncturists sets out to understand the science behind this ancient practice. Blakeway takes the reader on a journey from the Stanford and Princeton professors researching the physics of energy medicine, to a Qi Gong master from China who manifests healing herbs directly from her palm; and from the Harvard team studying the placebo effect, to a group of sceptical scientists who use hands-on healing to cure mammary cancer in mice. She also tells the story of how she discovered energy medicine and overcame her initial disbelief to become one of its leading practitioners. From hard science to the spiritual and back again, Energy Medicine is a quest to find out why these alternative methods of healing are proving successful for thousands worldwide.
Infertility medicine today is all about aggressive surgical, chemical and technological intervention. But making babies originally was - and is still best as - a natural process. In the UK it is estimated that approximately 1 in every 6 couples have difficulty conceiving and 1 in 80 babies is born as a result of IVF treatment. While 75% of people seeking help with their fertility try alternative treatment, few doctors are aware of how the disciplines of Western and Eastern fertility treatment can be used together to achieve the best results. This is a unique collaboration that combines the best of Dr David's and Jill Blakeway's expertise. In THE FERTILITY PLAN they show that half of women who use IVF could have got pregnant without it if the right knowledge and advice were available to them, and they share their proven 3-month plan to help couples conceive a baby as naturally as possible.