Reiki is a combination of Japanese words. Rei means universal, and this has been interpreted to mean the wisdom that comes from God, the Universe, or one’s Higher Self. This universal wisdom has the ability to heal each of us in a way that is just right for the individual. Ki is Japanese for Life Force. Other names for this energy are Chi in Chinese, Prana in Sanskrit/Yoga practice, and Mana in Hawaiian.
How does Reiki heal? Quantum Physics has verified what the mystics and religions leaders have known for centuries. The basis for all life form is energy, which some call Life Force. It flows through the physical body along pathways called meridians and chakras. If you have ever had acupuncture or acupressure, then you are familiar with this series of pathways and connectors. If Life Force is present in sufficient quantity, the body is healthy. If the life force is diminished or blocked in some way, the function of the body is diminished and illness and disease can result. Reiki heals on all levels—the body, mind, and spirit. This allows life force to flow in a natural and healthy way. As a result, you may heal more quickly or in fact not contract a disease at all. In releasing stress and tension, our immune systems can function more effectively.
Reiki can be helpful in dealing with counterproductive habits and addictions. It has been helpful for many in weight loss, obsessive/compulsive behaviors, in managing anger and anxiety, and sometimes reduces the need for medication. Reiki is the holistic healing modality most widely studied by medicine and science and is endorsed by the University of Arizona and University Medical Center. An article published by AARP discusses energy treatments and visualizations that have been scientifically documented to ease chronic pain when drugs can’t—and rates Reiki the highest!
A Reiki session can be done effectively with light touch or with hands a few inches over the body. You remain fully clothed during a session and experience deep relaxation, stress reduction, and healing with no disruption to your day.
Reiki is a form of alternative medicine called energy healing. Reiki practitioners use a technique called palm healing or hands-on healing through which a "universal energy" is said to be transferred through the palms of the practitioner to the patient in order to encourage emotional or physical healing.
REIKI TRAINING AND REIKI CIRCLES
I offer Reiki training on a group and individual basis. You will find information on upcoming group sessions on my MeetUp “Energy Healing and Spiritual Growth”. Please contact to discuss individual training. This approach allows you to study materials as your schedule permits and then to meet one on one for discussion, an important meditation, and your attunement.
I also host Reiki Circles where you may come to learn about Reiki, receive a seated Reiki session from me or another visiting practitioner, and meet other like minded spirits. Dates and locations vary so please check my MeetUp for that information as well.
REIKI AND ANIMALS
Animals, and especially our own pets, are receptive to Reiki and often respond immediately. As with people, Reiki balances and heals on the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual level, so helps with illness and behavior issues. Communication with animals can clarify why something they seem to enjoy doing is a problem for you. A key issue with an injured or ill animal is whether they want to remain in physical form, and Reiki can help you with end of life decisions and allow for a peaceful transition if that is the animal’s preference. Work can effectively be done at a distance by the practitioner as animals are telepathic, even more so than humans.
MEDICALLY DOCUMENTED BENEFITS OF REIKI
As Reported by Pamela Miles, Noted Reiki Researcher
Reiki is the most medically studied and documented method of integrative healing. Among benefits shows as results in clinical trials are lowered heart-rate, blood pressure, improved heart rate variability, improved immune indicators, and decreased levels of stress hormones.
Commonly reported benefits by individuals include subjective improvement in anxiety and pain, improved mood and functioning, improved well-being, increased vitality, enhanced quality of life
Surgical pre and post operative studies show reduced anticipatory anxiety for patients undergoing invasive procedures, patients are less anxious, accelerated surgical recovery, and reduced side effects from radiation, chemotherapy, and medications.
Commonly reported benefits by individuals include reduction in stress
improved digestion, improved sleep, improved focus and memory functioning, state of deep relaxation, relief from headaches and muscle pulls, stronger self-esteem, support for substance abuse recovery, greater self awareness, greater ease and satisfaction in relationships, heightened intuition fibromyalgia and Croens disease.
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