A friend of mine recently started practicing Reiki healing, and as I have said before, I will try anything at this point!   I had my first session this afternoon and it was a very interesting experience.  I am still trying to figure out what all of this means, but this what my Chakra’s look like;

… and because most people don’t know her actual name, it’s Pudge. 😂. If you would like more information, message me! Working with her so far has been fantastic 😊.

I like to know the Science behind things, and while there is not a whole lot of evidence or research on Reiki Healing, it also doesn’t hurt anyone. The relaxation alone was fantastic!  Keeping an open mind can go a long way when it comes to healing!

What Does the Research Say about Reiki?  University of Minnesota — FULL ARTICLE 

While the debate on how best to study integrative therapies such as Reiki is gaining steam, research attempts have been and continue to be made. Nonetheless, research into Reiki is just beginning. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has completed five studies looking at Reiki’s ability to benefit people with diabetes, advanced AIDS, prostate cancer, fibromyalgia, and stress.

Other published studies have looked at the effect of Reiki on measures of stress hormones, blood pressure, heart rate, and immune responsivity, and on subjective reports of anxiety, pain and depression. The studies to date are typically small, and not every study is well designed. However, overlapping data from some of the stronger studies support the ability of Reiki to reduce anxiety and pain, and suggest its usefulness to induce relaxation, improve fatigue and depressive symptoms, and strengthen overall wellbeing. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews contains a review on the use of touch therapies (including Reiki) for pain and a protocol for use of Reiki for psychological symptoms.

Reiki has been increasingly offered as part of workplace wellness programs to address burnout and improve skills in healthcare and other industries, as well as in university wellness centers.

Expert Contributor: Pamela Miles



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