Reiki is a hands-on energy healing technique that works in the subtle energetic body. Reiki is suitable for everyone and is especially suitable for those suffering from physical pain, depression, anxiety or recovering from illness. Reiki is often used in hospitals because it is proven to speed recovery, especially after surgery.
Reiki never causes harm and will not conflict with any other treatments you are receiving, including prescription medications, accupuncture, chiropractic and other healing modalities. It is competely safe and can be used by nursing mothers.
Children and pets are especially receptive to Reiki because they have no filters to prevent them receiving the total benefits of Reiki. Reiki has many benefits and can be used to help with many conditions. Here are just a few:
Originally from Japan, the words Rei-Ki mean universal life force. To receive Reiki you lie on a massage table (fully clothed) while the healer works in your energy field.
The human body is made of trillions of cells, each containing its own copy of your DNA. DNA contains photons of light, which is energy. An electroencephalogram measures the energy in your brain cells while an electrocardiogram measures the energy in your heart cells. But is not just your heart and your brain that give off energy. Every cell of your body contains tiny sparks of electrical energy, and produces an energy field that flows all around you. Your energy field extends several feet around your entire body. When your energy is low you feel tired and unfocused. When your energy is vital you feel invigorated and happy.
Sometimes the energy flow around your body gets blocked. When blocks occur, the flow is interrupted and you start to feel tired. If the blocks are not released, eventually they move inwards, to the physical body, creating aches and pains and other symptoms. Over time, these symptoms can develop into more serious illness. Your energy field is the first layer of your body's immune system. It is as important to your body as the very cells that make the living tissue. Without this vital life force, you would not be a living organism.
When you receive Reiki, it clears blocks in your energy field. This helps to calm the physical body, relieving stress and pain. The human body is an amazing machine with built-in abilities for self healing. When you clear your energy field, the body simply has more space to get on with healing itself. This works for your mind too. A cluttered mind interrupts the flow of your energy and contributes to feelings of fatigue and depression.
Spontaneous remission and the placebo effect are proof that the mind and body, working together, are able to heal without medical intervention. The greatest thing about the body healing itself is that there are no side effects!
Psychoneuroimmunology (psycho-neuro-immune-ology) is the study of how the nervous system, the endocrine system (your glands) and the immune system are connected and interactive. Scientific studies of psychoneuroimmunology have demonstrated that levels of stress and negative beliefs impair the ability of the body's immune cells to function adequately - opening the door to disease and ill health. Because Reiki works in the energy field, it helps to bring coherence to all the systems of your body so they can work together in harmony.
Because energy healing is sometimes associated with religion, people ask if Reiki is religious. The answer is no. It works for everyone of any cultural, spiritual, ethnic or religious background. This is because it has a basis in quantum (multi-dimensional) physics and has been proven through multiple scientific studies. While it may still be flirting on the outskirts of mainstream science, like chiropractic, which was obscure a hundred years ago, Reiki is gradually being accepted into mainstream healing and mainstream science.
Reiki is a good first step in allowing your body to find its own path to wellness. At Makooshla Holistic health we combine Reiki with education and counseling to help you understand more completely how you can achieve balance in your life and long lasting good health.
Mary Spohn is a Reiki Master/Teacher certifed at the Shinpiden level of Usui Ryoho Holy Fire II Reiki. Usui Ryoho Reiki is Reiki in the Japanese Reiki tradition of Mikao Usui and Holy Fire II is a high vibration Reiki energy channelled to William Rand, founder of the International Center for Reiki Training (ICRT) for the New Earth energy. Mary is a Professional Member of the ICRT and is Board Certified by the American Association of Drugless Practioners (AADP). You can find out more about Reiki at www.reiki.org