What is Reiki?
Reiki is a Japanese technique utilized for stress reduction & relaxation that also promotes physical and emotional energetic healing. Every living being has life energy (Ki) flowing throughout their organs and tissues. This energy is often referred to as a person’s “aura”. When the healthy flow of Ki is disrupted, it causes diminished functioning within one or more of the organs and tissues of the physical body, eventually leading to illness.
Since Einstein and the discovery of quantum physics, it has been known that everything that exists is energy: “Energy is all there is” The only difference is that physical matter (such as a table, chair, or car) and unseen energy (sound, light, radio waves or radiation) vibrate at different frequencies and rates.
Science has now proven that an invisible energy flows through and connects all living things. In 1961, the Russian scientist Semyon Kirlian developed a machine to make this “unseen energy” visible by taking a photograph of it. Tests were then carried out on people before and after receiving Reiki treatments. It was discovered that the frequency of energy was significantly higher when this healing energy was applied.
How is Reiki used for physical and emotional healing?
Reiki works to heal by repairing the disrupted flow and strengthening one’s immune system, while cleansing the body of toxins. It can relieve stress and physical pain. The practitioner identifies problem areas and releases these blockages to restore balance to the body preventing illnesses. Reiki restores a natural balance and supports the body’s ability to heal itself. It is commonly used to treat a variety of physical ailments, such as headaches, migraines, sinus problems, frequent colds, flu, coughs, back pain, cystitis, stomach aches, infections, joint pain and inflammation throughout the body.
Reiki practitioners often use this form of energy healing to calm and rebalance the nervous system in traumatized patients. Reiki healing balances and releases emotional blockages, often resulting in tears or laughter during sessions. For instance, patients who suffer from PTSD, generalized anxiety, depression, or panic attacks often find relief from reiki treatments in conjunction with their weekly therapy sessions.
How is Reiki used in the practice of medicine?
Reiki is offered in over 800 hospitals across the US. Reiki has been found to decrease recovery time from surgery, improve mental attitude, and reduce unwanted side effects from medications and other medical procedures. A research study at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut indicated that Reiki improved patient sleep by 86%, reduced pain by 78%, reduced nausea by 80%, and reduced anxiety during pregnancy by 94%. Improving the flow of energy around the body can enable relaxation, reduce pain, speed healing, and reduce other symptoms of illness.