Stress Relief

Reiki is a very simple process, but usually produces quite profound effects. Reiki works on different levels the physical, mental, and emotional enhancing everything in life making it not only one of the oldest healing systems in use; it is also one of the most versatile.

The main purpose of Reiki practise is not only to heal diseases, but also to promote a positive mind and healthy body so that people can experience joy in life, and its benefits can be felt by both Reiki practitioners and their clients.

Reiki is often used as a complementary therapy in a number of hospitals, especially in the western world, today. It enhances the health care the patient receives in both in the hospital and from outpatient health care providers. Reiki has not only helped patients with physical ailments but also helped those with minor psychological problems as well.

What are the benefits of having a Reiki treatment

Unlike many modern day remedies, Reiki works directly on restoring the balance on all levels and works directly on the problem and condition instead of just masking or relieving symptoms. One can benefit greatly from Reiki as a complementary therapy, and some benefits of Reiki including those have been scientifically reviewed include:

  • Stress reduction & the promotion of relaxation [ 1 ]
  • Alleviation of depression & anxiety [ 1 ]
  • Improved mobility in the case of wrist, shoulder and back pain [ 2 ]
  • Healing of infection & inflammation [ 3 ]
  • Improved indices of metabolic syndrome [ 4 ]
  • Treat symptoms associated with cancers [ 5 ]
  • Enhances emotional and mental clarity
  • Accelerates the body’s natural healing process
  • Complements existing medical treatments

The effects of Reiki are cumulative. The more Reiki you do, the more improvements you will see in various areas that go beyond the mere alleviation of physical ailments – they include mental and emotional balance, and personal growth in many ways – you do gain a better sense of self-awareness when you’re more balanced! Very much like the peeling of the onion, the healing happens layer by layer.

References

  1. Bowden, Deborah, Lorna Goddard, and John Gruzelier. 2011. A randomised controlled single-blind trial of the efficacy of reiki at benefitting mood and well-being. Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine : eCAM (March 27). doi:10.1155/2011/381862.
  2. Baldwin, Ann Linda, Kirstin Fullmer, and Gary E Schwartz. 2013. Comparison of physical therapy with energy healing for improving range of motion in subjects with restricted shoulder mobility. Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine : eCAM (November 14). doi:10.1155/2013/329731.
  3. Morse, Melvin L, and Lance W Beem. 2011. Benefits of Reiki therapy for a severely neutropenic patient with associated influences on a true random number generator. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.), no. 12 (December 1). doi:10.1089/acm.2010.0238.
  4. Anderson, Joel G, and Ann Gill Taylor. 2011. The metabolic syndrome and mind-body therapies: a systematic review. Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism (May 18). doi:10.1155/2011/276419.
  5. Tsang, Kathy L, Linda E Carlson, and Karin Olson. 2007. Pilot crossover trial of Reiki versus rest for treating cancer-related fatigue. Integrative Cancer Therapies, no. 1.