While the cost of conventional hospital treatment continues to rise, alternate medical strategies are gaining more and more awareness for their physical and psychological benefits and drug free regimes. Many medicines treat the symptoms instead of the cause and can eventually cause dependency and lose effectiveness. Reiki is a drug and instrument free system that has been shown to lower stress, diminish sicknesses and improve overall standard of living.
So what is Reiki? Reiki is a Japanese system invented in 1922 by the Buddhist Mikao Usui that involves the laying of hands on the patient’s body and is based on the idea an energy force flows through the body and if it is low, can end up in illness and stress. There are 2 main branches, Traditional Japanese Reiki and Western Reiki. Conventional Reiki involves teachings that stayed in Japan and involves an easy positioning of the hands.
Western Reiki developed from changing the Standard methods and applying categorical hand patterns and more stress on alignment. Western Reiki teaches that it works in conjunction with energy lines and chakras thru hand positions that correspond with the 7 chakras of the body. Entire body treatments are done to extend overall health and align the chakras. This involves lying down on a table and taking a couple of seconds to relax.
Hands are placed on the body according to the ailment or pain or on every position for an overall treatment. Hands free techniques may be employed where the hands are held one or two centimeters away from the body if the patient is more comfy. Most Western practitioners use twelve hand positions, unlike Standard Reiki where intuition is used to guide the Reiki master. The placing of the hands is used to direct the flow of energy into areas of difficulty or increased the energy flow in the entire body.
Patients of Reiki treatments report a tingling sensation in the treated area and a state of deep relaxation. Many folks believe that the treatments stimulate the body’s natural healing processes and thus can cure ailments and increase energy levels. Localized treatments have been reported to alleviate digestive defects, respiratory Problems, high blood pressure, skin problems and even morning nausea in pregnant women. For patients who are on the lookout for a drug free and mild alternative for treating injury and illness or who are simply looking at improving overall health and energy levels, Reiki might be the treatment for them.