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Your Hands Can Heal You: Pranic Healing Energy Remedies to Boost Vitality and Speed Recovery from Common Health Problems Hardcover – December 31, 2002


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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Free Press (December 31, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743235622
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743235624
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.1 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #799,466 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

A form of touch-based "energy medicine," pranic healing is based on the belief that stimulating the "universal life force" helps bodies heal themselves. Practitioners use a series of hand "sweeps" and finger gestures that manipulate the body’s own energy source, or prana, in order to accelerate its natural healing abilities for a number of persistent health problems, including PMS, insomnia and hypertension. Co-written by Co, a Master Pranic Healer, and Robins, a surgeon and pranic healing instructor, the book is grounded by Robin’s scientific background and Co’s initial skepticism. Based on two practices that the authors claim are largely unique to their method—employing colored pranas (to heal menstrual cramps, "project light whitish-green and light whitish-orange prana into the sex chakra") and focusing on "energetic hygiene"—the text offers a six-step program for achieving self-healing. Pranic breathing, meditation and exercises to increase energy are three such steps, and the authors explain all in efficient and surprisingly matter-of-fact chapters that resemble a textbook’s: there are practice exercises that close each chapter, detailed line drawings that illustrate what pranic breathing "looks like" and the hand and finger positioning for basic sweeping techniques, technique and methodology checklists and tables, and numerous medical narratives that make for good study breaks. While the scientific credibility of this non-touch healing technique will continue to be debated, Co and Robin appear to have just the right touch for crafting a no-assembly-required, ready to use guide, to be used, they note, as a complement to more traditional medicine. B&w illustrations.
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From Library Journal

Pranic Healing, a system developed by a Chinese-Filipino spiritual teacher and energy master, teaches people to harness their own healing energy so that they can manipulate their prana, or vital force. Based on some of the same tenets as acupuncture and chi kung, pranic healing also shares similarities with Reiki and Therapeutic Touch, but with the added use of colored pranas and the practice of energetic hygiene. Intended for lay readers, this accessible how-to manual by Co, a Master Pranic Healer, and Robins, a board-certified surgeon and a certified Pranic Healing instructor, provides basic information on chakras (points along the body that are considered energy centers), energetic anatomy, and the role of emotions in illness. Techniques are clearly outlined and supplemented with helpful illustrations, and energetic protocols are given for 24 common health problems, such as backache, migraine, and insomnia. Chapter 14 briefly outlines a routine of daily practices on three levels-basic, moderate, and full-to keep the practitioner in optimum health. Individual testimonials, along with anecdotes about Robins's use of the practice with his patients, are interspersed with the various exercises. The text is rounded out with product information, a brief bibliography, and contact information for the Pranic Healing Center in Chino, CA. Recommended for alternative health collections, especially where there is heavy interest in healing touch or energy-medicine systems. (Index not seen.)-Lisa McCormick, Jewish Hosp. Lib., Cincinnati
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This is a very easy to understand book.
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If you are a Master of Reiki, Qigong, or some other form of energy healing, this book is designed for you as well.
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I highly recommend this book to every alternative health care and professional health care practitioner.
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228 of 231 people found the following review helpful By Scott Meredith on January 4, 2003
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This book describes Pranic Healing basics. Pranic Healing is the use of the body's intrinsic energy (called 'ki' in Japan; 'qi' in China; 'prana' in India) for healing. There are many, many, many systems using ki/qi/prana for healing!
So, what's the big deal about this book ? The big deal is that all other systems I'm aware of have serious "baggage" problems!They tend to be over-complicated and/or heavily encrusted with unusable mystical elements. Don't get me wrong - Mysticism can be fun! But in my extensive experience, only Pranic Healing lays out the basic facts with no hiding, games, coyness, or pretension, or excessive marketing embellishments. And, this book is the clearest presentation to date of Pranic Healing basic practice.
Of course, having a real live MD on board is always good for sales credibility, but Dr. Robins is much more than that - he's a truly effective healer, throughtful, interesting, and intelligent. These guys are not playing ego games, they just tell it like it is.
After training in dozens of energy methodologies, and reading hundreds of such books (I won't bother to name names here, you know who you are!) I have to state categorically that for any person who has to live in the real world, and whose time and other resources are consequently limited and valuable, do yourself a favor - just buy this book before any other.
THEN decide what else you really need to work with energy healing.
You all know the principle of "Occam's Razor" ? I'll give you the short and sweet version - "Eliminate non-essentials"! That's what this book is.
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110 of 110 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 20, 2003
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Pranic healing is effective, as shown by various studies (see [...] for a sample).
As a book on pranic healing, YHCHY is very highly recommended (especially for those new to pranic healing) because it is: 1) very clear, 2) very easy to read, and 3) surprisingly complete.
YHCHY is very clearly written. In the esoteric field of energy healing, one might expect some authors to hide behind language to avoid having to deal with details that are not easy to explain. YHCHY goes out of its way to explain in detail with clear concepts.
Although YHCHY is detailed, it is still very easy to read, and the directions are simple to follow. The book itself doesn't take too long to read, but packs a lot of information in relatively few pages.
What surprised me most about YHCHY is how complete and integrated it is. The book focuses primarily on basic pranic healing, but also gives techniques for other areas that together coalesce to form a complete system. For example, the book also includes some techniques for increased healing effectiveness through colored prana, protection, meditation, psychological well-being, and spirituality. The book isn't designed to be the only pranic healing book that you'll ever need. However, it does give you an idea of the breadth of applications that pranic healing has, and meanwhile gives you some access to those advanced techniques.
The book was criticized by one reader as having fluff. I strongly disagree. If the reader's sole focus is basic healing, then yes he could be correct. But these areas are all interrelated and synergistic. For example, many diseases have psychological roots, therefore techniques in psychological well-being can help in the healing process. Ditto with meditation, spirituality, etc. So, these seemingly irrelevant "fluff" are actually important and help increase healing effectiveness.
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160 of 163 people found the following review helpful By Intelligent User on January 6, 2003
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I've been a student of Author Master Co for about 4 years now, and have applied the Pranic Healing techniques taught in this book on myself and others with astonishing results. I was not new to "energy medicine" before this, and when I found Pranic Healing and experienced its beneficial and consistent results, I knew I had "struck gold". Now Master Co and Dr. Eric Robins, board-certified urologist, have set these techniques to print in the similarly easy-to-learn, step-by-step process that is taught in Pranic Healing classes worldwide.
One can easily learn through following the authors' simple instructions how to heal themselves and also others of many common health problems. I personally have used these same techniques shared in this book on others to effectively alleviate problems ranging from backpain/neckpain, headaches, ulcers, minor injuries, burns, asthma, all manners of aches and pains, to even mild anxiety and depression and more. The focus of this book is showing us how to heal ourselves quickly and effectively, to make us proactively aware of the mechanisms by which our negative thoughts and emotions can create disease, and give us effective tools to counter these. However, the same techniques can easily be applied to others without additional references needed. More importantly, step-by-step routines are included for practically and incrementally incorporating the book lessons into our daily routine with time management being a priority. If you have never done or experienced any form of "energy medicine", this book is designed for you. You will not receive any misinformation within these pages. Skeptical minds are also welcomed by the authors. You will be able to learn these techniques properly from the book alone.
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