4 Clinically Proven Benefits Of Reiki Therapy
By Lance Isakov, M.Ac. L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.,
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It works with life force energy the subtle electrical flow that keeps us moving. If one's life force energy is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. Reiki balances your whole system including body, emotions, mind and spirit. When in balance, your own self-healing mechanisms function at their very best.
The word Reiki is made up of two Japanese words - Rei, which means ‘Universal energy’, and Ki, which is ‘life force energy’, so Reiki is actually ‘spiritually guided life force energy’. Reiki is administered by "laying on hands" and promotes healing by helping the body to balance itself from a very deep level, restoring physical and emotional well-being
Reiki has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery. Reiki has been scientifically shown to decrease pain levels, speed healing and relax the mind and body.
Here are 4 clinically proven benefit of Reiki.
Reiki Helps with Pain, Fatigue, and Anxiety. A study conducted by The University of Calgary demonstrated that Reiki Client going through Cancer treatment “experienced significant improvements in quality of life” as compared to a group of recovering patients that simply rested without Reiki. The study found “significant decreases in tiredness, pain, and anxiety, which were not seen in the resting condition.”
Reiki significantly decreased Blood Pressure. A study at The Institute of Neurological Sciences, found that the “Heart rate and diastolic blood pressure decreased significantly in the Reiki group compared to both placebo and control groups.”
Reiki provides longterm relief for Depression and Stress. In a clinical study on the long-term effects of energetic healing on symptoms of psychological depression and self-perceived stress “showed a significant reduction in symptoms of psychological distress in treatment groups as compared with controls and these differences continued to be present 1 year later of Reiki performed.”
Reiki provides support as much as some Beta Blocker Drugs for those recovering from a Heart Attack. Study by Yale University in found that “The Reiki effect on Heart Rate Variability (HRV) after a Heart Attack was similar to that of propranolol in the BHAT (Beta Blocker Heart Attack Trial.)” The Study was done in an acute care setting and found that the “Reiki treatment was associated with an increase from baseline in mean Likert scale score for all positive emotional states (happy, relaxed, calm) and reductions for all negative states (stressed, angry, sad, frustrated, worried, scared, anxious).”
What does a Reiki treatment feel like?
Reiki encourages one to let go of tension, anxiety, and fear thereby providing a profound sense of peace and wellbeing. Clients typically report feelings of positivity, balance, and deep relaxation. Some even feel a wonderful glowing radiance after a treatment .
How does it work?
Reiki is positive energy that flows into the client’s body through the hands of the practitioner. This balances the energy in the body and activates the body’s own healing abilities.
How many sessions should I have?
Just one session can change be a powerful support! Initially, receiving Reiki more often can be beneficial if you are feeling anxiety, tension, or pain. Typically clients come weekly for 1 month and then begin to space out sessions to bi-weekly and then monthly. Eventually you will have a sense of when you need a session.
What are the benefits of Reiki? Here are just a few of the many examples:
Increased Energy Levels
Increased Mental Clarity
Personal Ability to Grow
A Sense of Calm or Balance
Emotional Healing & Stability
Clearing & Balancing of Chakras
Can Provide Relief from Chronic Pain
Boosts & Strengthens the Immune System
Compliments & Supports Conservative Medical Treatment
Helps the body deal with side effects of conventional medications
Helps to Deal with Suppressed or Blocked Emotions & Feelings
Reduces Stress, Tension, Anxiety, & General Emotional Distress
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