About the founder of EnergyMedicine101.com:
Eric Leskowitz, MD is a board certified psychiatrist with the
Pain Management Program at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston. He has
an appointment with the Department of Psychiatry of Harvard Medical School, directs
the hospital’s Integrative Medicine Task Force, and has organized several
conferences on the topic of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Rehabilitation.
He edited a recent text of the same name (Churchill Livingstone, 2003), and has
written and lectured widely on the field of energy medicine.
Background in Science and Spirituality
"Despite spending 6 months traveling overland
in India before going to medical school, I did not begin to learn about
Eastern philosophy until I returned stateside, and was initiated in Transcendental
Meditation in 1975. That was the thin end of the wedge, leading to study
of kundalini yoga, hypnosis, and eventually energy healing with
Rosalyn Bruyere for many years. I have found the model of subtle
energy and energy anatomy to be most helpful in understanding spiritual
phenomena, as the final common denominator of many alternative therapies
and energetic processes. I enjoy finding ways to talk about esoteric
processes in down-to-earth language, and believe that science
and spirit are parts of a unified multidimensional whole."
Dr. Leskowitz has worked for the past 15 years with chronic pain patients, and
has found it a fertile ground for exploring the uses of holistic medicine. Conventional
medicine - medications, nerve blocks, surgery - has, by definition failed these
patients, and so there is a great openness to new approaches.
At Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital we have developed
a multidimensional approach, addressing body, mind and spirit.
In particular, we utilize so-called "energy medicine": acupuncture,
Reiki and other forms of hands-on energy work, craniosacral therapy,
energy meditations, and meridian-based psychotherapy. These approaches
have been very effective not only in explaining the origins of
some unusual pain syndromes like RSD and phantom limb pain, but
also in leading to exciting new clinical advances.
Dr. Leskowitz has lectured extensively on both the clinical and
the theoretical aspects of energy medicine and chronic pain. His
particular interest is in the subtle energy structures that underly
these approaches the energy field
("aura"), the energy centers ("chakras") and the energy pathways ("meridians")
that comprise man's subtle anatomy. He is also interested in the way in which
the dynamics of energy flow can cause either health or illness this is
what he calls "energy physiology". The combination of subtle anatomy and
energy physiology comprises Energy Medicine 101.
Click here to hear a recent interview on radio: (link)
Dr. Leskowitz is available for workshops, lectures and consultations to clinicians
and organizations about these issues.
Save the Sox?"
Read Dr. Leskowitz's
Boston Globe Op-Ed
September 26, 2005
download pdf or link
to the Globe
Dr. Leskowitz's articles,
books and videos is available
on the resource