The Energy Prescription

The Energy Prescription

Give Yourself Abundant Vitality with the Wisdom of America's Leading Natural Pharmacist

By Constance Grauds; Doug Childers; Connie Grauds

Bantam, Paperback, 9780553382549, 276pp.

Publication Date: July 26, 2005


Are You Suffering from a Personal Energy Crisis?

In this groundbreaking book, renowned educator, natural medicine pharmacist, and initiated shamana Connie Grauds helps you tap into the wellsprings of vital positive energy that lie within you——but are often blocked by the dispiriting negative energy of fear. Combining cutting-edge Western science with the ancient healing principles of shamanism, Grauds explains how fear and its side effects are at the root of a variety of ailments, from lethargy, depression, and insomnia to the most serious illnesses——and provides a practical program that will revitalize every area of your life. From restoring physical and emotional health to gaining harmony in work and personal relationships, here are exercises that will teach you how to: Eliminate energy-depleting habits and create new, energy-generating behaviors, identify your energy “leaks”, release stress and tension through a deeper somatic awareness and to restore the dynamic flow of energy through the eight primary entradas, or gateways: mind/soul, breath, water, food, exercise, nature, relationships, and altruism.

In addition, Grauds shares personal experiences from her fascinating ten-year apprenticeship in the Amazon with a master healer. Now you can begin on a path of balance, wisdom, sanity, and self-knowledge that will support even the most demanding lifestyle and help you achieve the optimum health that is naturally yours.

About the Author
Constance Grauds, R.Ph., is president of the Association of Natural Medicine Pharmacists, whose mission statement is to provide pharmacist education and certification on natural medicines. She is assistant clinical pharmacy professor at the University of California at Berkeley and writes for "Pharmacy Times" and "Review of Natural Products."

Doug Childers is the coauthor of Divine Interventions and The White-Haired Girl, and has collaborated on numerous nonfiction books.

Constance Grauds, R.Ph., is President of the Association of Natural Medicine Pharmacists (; Adjunct Faculty at the University of Minnesota, Center for Spirituality and Healing; and Instructor at Minneapolis Community and Technical College. She is also author of the books The Energy Prescription which gives prescriptives for the age-old complaint of fatigue; and Jungle Medicine, which recounts spirited tales of her apprenticeship in Amazonian jungle shamanism. Grauds is Director of the Center for Spirited Medicine (, and Executive Director of the Spirited Medicine Alliance, a non-profit dedicated to the conservation of rainforest medicines and indigenous healing practices. As a healer and inspirational speaker, Grauds teaches the spirited medicine of Amazonian shamanism worldwide. Her passion and life's work is the integration of the spiritual and scientific healing aspects of plants as medicine into today's modern medicine. She resides in the greater Minneapolis area at her sanctuary cottage on Lake Minnetonka.

Praise For The Energy Prescription

“The Energy Prescription integrates the best of Alternative Medicine with the mind-body traditions of indigenous wisdom. A practical manual for anyone who knows that our energy connection must be monitored and nurtured consciously.”--James Redfield, author of The Celestine Prophecy

“In The Energy Prescription, Connie Grauds shows how to get back on track to live a vital and fulfilling life. Taking wisdom from ancient shamanistic approaches, she shows how to heal such common and persistent problems as chronic fatigue, depression and anxiety by helping us connect to the deepest parts of ourselves.” — Carol Adrienne, Ph.D., author of When Life Changes, Or You Wish it Would

"Connie Grauds has a most intriguing perspective on health and healing: trained as a pharmacist, she has spent years studying with a shaman in the Peruvian Amazon. As such, she offers interesting insights into treatments for problems like depression and insomnia, ailments that she terms "energy leaks."  I recommend this book for anyone interested in holistic healing."–Mark Plotkiin, President, Amazon Conservation Team and author of Tales of a Shaman’s Apprentice