Everything You Need to Know About: Reiki
Welcome to an enlightening new blog post as part of a series introducing the incredible field of energy medicine. I’ve been blessed to be part of this exciting new frontier for more than two decades and I’m thrilled to see it becoming embraced by more and more people, including traditional medical experts.
Unlike traditional medicine, where you are never really healed but instead manage symptoms through prescription drugs or other conventional medical treatments, energy medicine is recognized as a legitimate and effective holistic healing method. Even nationally well-known health public figures like Dr. Oz are quickly realizing the many benefits of energy medicine.
While we’re beginning to hear more about energy medicine and healing as it becomes more mainstream, there’s nothing “new” about this field. People have relied on energy medicine for centuries! I’m glad so many are finally seeing the light and embracing energy medicine as a more mainstream method.
We are all made of energy and sometimes that energy can become blocked. This can lead to all sorts of physical and emotional malfunctions -- from illness to depression. What if someone trained in the art of clearing energy blockages could help gently release these blockages so that energy flowed throughout our bodies the way it was intended?
There is such a technique. It’s called Reiki and it has been around since the late 1800s. Originating in Japan, Reiki is an energy healing method that involves the transfer of universal energy from the practitioner's palms to their patient. Reiki has in many instances helped with relaxation, assisted in the body's natural healing processes and fostered emotional, mental and spiritual well-being.
The word Reiki originates from two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy." Reiki is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen life force energy flows through us. 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 is a holistic method treating the whole person and not just a symptom or series of related symptoms. This holistic treatment includes the body, mind and spirit. The many benefits range from relaxation and feelings of peace to security and wellbeing. Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of energy healing that works well in conjunction with other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
Increasing research shows the many benefits of Reiki. A 2018 study focusing on hospitalized patients in New Hampshire demonstrated that a single session of Reiki substantially reduced pain, nausea, fatigue, anxiety and depression. The results were published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.
Another 2018 study in the Journal of Evidence Based Integrative Medicine, Reiki and physical therapy were equal in relieving the pain of a herniated disc in the low back as well as increasing activities of daily living. Conditions that Reiki has been used to help treat include: cancer, heart disease, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, headaches, Crohn’s and fatigue syndromes. Celebrities like Christina Aguilera and pro golfer Phil Michelson have turned to Reiki, most specifically Aguilera to help with weight loss and Michelson to relieve psoriatic arthritis.
Mikao Usui, the founder of Reiki, recommended that people practice certain simple ethical ideals to promote peace and harmony, which are nearly universal across all cultures. In today’s chaotic, stress-filled world, I can only hope we would all strive to live this way, no matter what our backgrounds are!
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Have a blessed, wonderful day,