"Silvia Casabianca brings her experience as a medical "jungle doctor" in Colombia to her deep knowledge of alternative medicine. The result is the best book I have read about Reiki, and other alternative medical approaches, which is very wise, not riddled with useless dogma, and centered in her continuing appreciation of what science has taught us. Definitely 5 stars." Roger Dunell
Does illness really exist? In this book by Reiki Master and former physician Silvia Casabianca, she explores health and illness from a different perspective. She sees illness as the expression of a bodily imbalance that can be resolved by transforming our lifestyle. And when she says body, she talks about its multiple dimensions: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
Silvia Casabianca practice medicine for almost 2 decades in Colombia and then got a Master's degree as an Art Therapist in Concordia University in Canada. She practiced for 8 years as a psychotherapist back in Colombia and then came to the United States in 2000. She trained as a massage therapist to get a license that would allow her to practice Reiki in Florida. Later she got her license as a Mental Health Counselor, a certificate in Trager Approach (Psychophysical Integration) and a certificate as a Medical QiGong Practitioner. She is the director of the EYES WIDE OPEN CENTER in Bonita Springs where she offers holistic health services. She is also the host of REGAIN BODY WISDOM radio show that airs every Sunday at 98.9 FM Naples Talk.
The book explains how the body successfully adapts to stressors once and again until the body is weakened or the stressors have accumulated to the point of overwhelming it. She integrates knowledge that comes from practicing medicine, psychotherapy, Reiki and bodywork.
That there is an intelligent inner healer that keeps optimal health if we support it with proper nutrition, physical activity and stress reduction practices, is the basic tenet of this book.
"I want to propose," says Silvia Casabianca, that "health is a state of maximum consciousness and interconnectedness that allows our soul to freely flow with no attachment to what we were in the past or what we possess or what we might become or what we wished but never happened. This special state of consciousness has a correspondence in each dimension of our being; at the biological level as optimal communication between organs, and in the subtle bodies as the unobstructed flow of vital energy and spiritual harmony. In this state, the inner healer can perform its role and our mind can accept the ebb and flow of our natural cycles, listening and learning from the body."