Reiki Healing: Is It Right For You?

For those looking for alternative healing methods, or a way to supplement their doctor's treatment plan, Reiki is a good option.

This healing technique uses energy from touch to help people relax to reduce stress and anxiety. Reiki practitioners deliver energy to a patient's body using their hands.

This gentle touch is said to improve the balance and flow of energy needed to support healing. Read on to learn more about Reiki healing.

How Does Reiki Work?

Reiki is an energy healing that works with the energy fields of the body. The healing comes from universal energy transferred from Reiki practitioners to their clients.

Reiki practitioners believe energy stagnates in the body when a person is ill or injured—either emotionally or physically. The blocked energy cause increased illness.

Reiki works by improving the flow of energy, allowing the body to relax. This helps a person with relieve pain, improve healing and reduce symptoms of illness.

What Is A Reiki Session Like?

A Reiki practitioner administers a session. A practitioner is anyone trained in performing the healing Reiki touch and energy.

The practitioner and client can perform a session anywhere that is quiet, and the client can relax. If a family member has Reiki training, he or she can provide healing at home when others are sick and in need of healing during an illness or after an injury.

You can find trained Reiki practitioners in your area, but do your research to ensure to find an experienced practitioner with whom you feel comfortable.

What Conditions Can Reiki Treat?

Reiki benefits patients both emotionally and physically. The healing touch helps by improving sleep and improving mood. The technique also helps reduce pain.

Some conditions that Reiki may treat include.

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Autism
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Heart Disease
  • Infertility
  • Crohn's disease
  • Chronic fatigue

While Reiki doesn't replace traditional medical treatments for these conditions, it is used as a complementary treatment option.

Does Reiki Have Risks

There are no tools used, and the contact the Reiki practitioners provide is gentle. So, no, there is no risk of harm to the client during a Reiki session. The session provides relaxation and calm.

However, it's important to keep in mind that this Reiki doesn't replace your doctor's treatment plan, especially when it comes to serious health issues. Patients should always discuss Reiki or any other alternative therapies with their doctor before deciding to try it.