Health and Wellness

Hope, Healing and WellBeing

Mary Treacy O'Keefe

Hope, Healing and WellBeing – Energy Healing for Self-Care with Ann Marie Chiasson, MD

Ann Marie Chiasson, MD is author of Energy Healing: The Essentials of Self-Care. In her work, Dr. Chiasson incorporates integrative family medicine along with hands-on healing and other techniques that change, stimulate, add or shift the underlying energy associated with the disease process. She begins by defining energy medicine as an ancient system present in many healing modalities. Our energy body lies beneath our physical body. Energy therapy can be used to help prevent disease as well as to enhance healing. It’s particularly helpful for chronic illness, which can be harder to heal with conventional Western medicine. Dr. Chiasson describes how she lived with chronic pain for many years. She needed to use both conventional and energy medicine before her pain disappeared so her own experience helped inform her of the benefits of integrative medicine.

An important benefit of energy work is that it fosters relaxation, which enhances the healing process. Dr. Chiasson shares specific energy healing techniques that are particularly good for self-care. She then discusses other techniques that can be used for recovery from illnesses like breast cancer. Sacred touch is described as reverent way to treat both oneself and others. For more information please visit and