Energy Healing For The Mind, Body & Soul
Reiki Energy Healing as a Compliment to Therapy
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that 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 healthy and well adjusted.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always has a beneficial effect. It works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
According to Eastern medicine, life energy or ki flows through the body. When this energy is compromised in some capacity, it hinders well-being. The goal of Reiki is to allow the body to be at its optimal condition for life energy to flow freely, thereby affording the opportunity for natural healing properties to occur in the body. The natural healing mechanism is promoted by helping the client to obtain a relaxed state through the laying on of hands or distance treatment and channeling the energy to the client.
Records of Reiki’s use are growing as Western medicine seeks ways to provide care in a holistic manner. Reiki is currently being offered not only for management of physical pain but emotional pain as well. According to a survey conducted by Health Forum, a subsidiary of the American Hospital Association, 42 percent of the responding hospitals in the United States and 70 percent of the responding hospitals in Canada offer complementary and alternative treatments including Reiki and healing touch. Reiki is used in the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, stress and memory loss, as well as in palliative and oncological care.
Reiki is offered in hospitals, clinics and hospice settings. For example, the Integrative Medicine Department of Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital offers and teaches Reiki to patients and caregivers. In a 2010 study conducted by Yale University and published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, researchers Rachel Friedman, Matthew Burg, Pamela Miles, Forrester Lee and Rachel Lampert found that 20 minutes of Reiki significantly improved mood and variable heart rate following a heart attack. This was above and beyond control for other variables.
Chakra Balancing With Reiki
A chakra is an energy center in the human body as taught in Indian yoga and some related cultures. Chakra means ‘wheel’ in Sanskrit.
A chakra is an area in the body connected with life energy. There are seven chakras in the body – each is an interface for the flow of life energy. A chakra vitalizes a physical body and is associated with interactions of a physical or mental nature. Current science is not able to detect or measure chakras. The seven main chakras are described as being present in an ascending column from the base of the spine to the head. The chakras are usually connected with a certain color. Each chakra is also connected with some part of consciousness.
- Root chakra (Muladhara)
- Navel chakra (Swadhisthana)
- Solar plexus chakra (Manipura)
- Heart chakra (Anahata)
- Throat chakra (Vishuddha)
- Third eye chakra (Ajna)
- Crown chakra (Sahasrara)
The foundation to a healthy system consists in opening and balancing the chakras in order to create a sustainable, harmonious flow of energy.