What Is Reiki Healing? Can Reiki Help Me?
Reiki can help you feel more balanced no matter what’s happening in your life. For example:
Do you have a medical condition and want to feel better while supporting your health care?
Are you healthy but not sleeping well, maybe adding unwanted pounds?
Would you like to feel more engaged, more in control of your life and your health?
Do you sometimes feel isolated, hopeless to address the challenges of your life?
Do you want to develop your inner spiritual connection, on your own terms?
Reiki can help you
Reiki is a spiritual healing practice that helps your system balance itself. Balance is always a good thing, because your body can only self-heal when your nervous system is balanced.
By encouraging your system toward balance, Reiki practice can help you in any situation, even when it isn’t the only help you need.
Reiki practice is unique in that you can receive a Reiki treatment or you can learn self practice.
Balance means different things at different times. If you are tired, you’ll feel refreshed. If you are anxious, you’ll feel serene. If you are distressed, you’ll feel comforted.
Instead of feeling overwhelmed, you’ll discover a renewed clarity and purpose. And these subjective changes come with physical changes associated with deep relaxation, such as a slower heart rate and easier breathing.
The first session usually brings improvement, and the benefits grow with repeated sessions. In emergencies or during intensive care, patients often show benefit within a few minutes.
Reiki supports your health care.
Reiki practice is safe, and cannot interfere with any medical care you are receiving. In fact, I have given Reiki treatment to patients in the O.R. during surgery, and to people in the infusion suite as they receive chemotherapy.
Even when you are taking prescription medications, Reiki can help you. Reiki practice is safe, and the improvement you experience might mean you need less medication. That’s a good thing, but please don’t adjust your meds on your own. Always consult your physician before making changes in your medications.
My life can be divided into “before Reiki” and “after Reiki.”
Before Reiki I was consumed with anxiety, unable to experience joy, unable to meditate, so unable to cope with the stresses of work that I was always about to quit, unable to even be in the same room with my mother. After Reiki I know peace, I can cope with whatever problems come up at work, I meditate with gusto, and I was able to nurse my mother for the last 6 weeks of her life with love and devotion. I depend on my early morning sessions of Reiki to center myself for the day, and I meditate with Pamela’s CD. Just the sound of her voice draws me into a deep meditative state.
I am now prepared for the next 35 years of my life to be full of joy, peace and deep and abiding happiness. Reiki will be part of my life for as long as I live.
— Andrea Stillman
Since 1986, I have worked with people of all ages and levels of health, people from a range of backgrounds. Many of my clients are happy and healthy, and smart enough to do what they can to stay that way. Others want to develop themselves spiritually and discover greater meaning in life. And of course many have sought Reiki treatment or training realizing that balancing their systems can help them to cope better with a wide range of health conditions, including:
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Traumatic brain injury
Emotional illness, including mild psychosis
End-of-life care and bereavement
Regardless the challenges you face, Reiki can help you, and Reiki can help you face your challenges more effectively and with greater poise.
The following are commonly reported benefits of Reiki practice. Although at this time, the evidence for most of these benefits is anecdotal, there are research data showing Reiki treatment can be effective for relaxation, pain management, reduced anxiety, reduced depression, and enhanced well-being:
Support for substance abuse recovery
Accelerated surgical recovery
Reduced side effects from radiation, chemotherapy and Rx meds
Greater self awareness
Greater ease and satisfaction in relationship
When you receive Reiki healing, you’ll lie fully clothed on a treatment table while the Reiki practitioner places hands lightly on or just above your head and torso. Read more about Reiki treatment.
You can learn to practice Reiki self-treatment and offer Reiki treatment informally to family, friends, and pets in about ten hours of an in-person group class. Read about learning to practice Reiki self-treatment.
Self-Reiki BadgeIf I were looking for a Reiki practitioner or teacher and I could ask only one question, that question would be: Do you practice daily Reiki self-treatment?
That is the most valuable piece of information for me to have, and it’s a yes-or-no question.
Celebrating daily Reiki self-treatment
There is a difference between meditating occasionally, and meditating every day. It is the same with Reiki practice.
People who commit themselves to their Reiki practice, who practice Reiki self treatment every day, naturally come to understand Reiki healing better than people who practice occasionally.
Isn’t that self-evident?
The more we value Reiki practice, the more likely we are to practice Reiki self treatment every day; and the more we practice Reiki self treatment, the more we understand and value Reiki practice.
It’s a victorious cycle.
Writing & Badge Credits Pamela Miles