Reiki- An Alternate Healing Therapy
- 9 Months ago
Some complementary and alternative medicine practitioners believe that an invisible energy force flows through our body, and when this energy flow is blocked or unbalanced we are prone to become sick. The goal of the energy therapies like qi gong, therapeutic touch, reiki and magnet therapies is to unblock or re-balance our energy force in the body.
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy."
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. 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 as a powerful and gentle healer is believed to have the following health benefits:
• Creates deep relaxation and aids the body to release stress and tension.
• Promotes natural self-healing and helps to relieve pain.
• Aids in better sleep.
• Helps with acute (injuries) and chronic problems (asthma, eczema, headaches, etc.) and aids in the breaking of addictions.
• Removes energy blockages, adjusts the energy flow of the endocrine system bringing the body into balance and harmony.
• Assists the body in cleaning itself from toxins.
• Aids in meditation and positive thinking.
• Supports the immune system.
• Raises the vibrational frequency of the body.
Reiki Healing Proof: There is no conclusive evidence that this form of therapy actually works. Health professionals claim that is may be beneficial to use this therapy to relieve anxiety and stress. Research is currently being conducted on this treatment to see if it is actually beneficial. Still, for people drawn to these approaches, it may be worth a try.
Risks of Reiki Healing: There are no known risks associated to this treatment but more research needs to be conducted to determine whether or not there may be risks associated with its use. It is important to discuss with qualified health professionals before beginning this therapy option.
Reiki treatment should not be used in place of any form of conventional medicines / treatment until all benefits and risks are concluded.