Reiki has found its modern-day champion. Pamela Miles’ new book, “Reiki: A Comprehensive Guide,” is without a doubt the best tome to date for both physicians and patients who wish to understand the Japanese healing art.
Miles’ book not only describes Reiki, its history and practice, but also delves into how it can help children and families and discusses related research. Some will be skeptical, as the mechanisms for Reiki are still not “explainable” by conventional scientific reasoning, yet the power of Reiki as a healing tool is evident upon receipt or witnessing. As with many complementary and alternative therapies, Reiki is not meant to treat a specific condition in a specific person in a specific way; it is meant to balance and “heal,” in the truest, holistic sense of the word. Below is an excerpt of the press release for the book:
Reiki: A Comprehensive Guide by Pamela Miles (Tarcher/Penguin) is the first mainstream book about a healing practice popular with the public and increasingly used in hospitals. Miles writes from nearly two decades of Reiki practice, 30 years experience with natural medicine, and over 40 years studying meditation and yoga. The book has been endorsed by a number of prominent physicians, including Drs. Andrew Weil, Mehmet Oz, Christiane Northrup, and Larry Dossey, who calls it “the best guide to this healing art currently available.” The author has created Reiki programs in major New York City hospitals and published papers in peer-reviewed medical journals.