More people are finally realizing just how amazing it is as an alternative therapy. It is an energy healing therapy that emerged in 19th century Japan. The practitioner uses their palms, placed on or above the body, to transfer universal energy to the patient.
Despite the controversy surrounding Reiki and its effectiveness through scientific means, people claim that it is therapeutic for many conditions such as stress and anxiety.
In the simplest of words, Reiki is a type of energy therapy which involves the transfer of energy, typically with one’s palms placed just above or lightly on the body. In Japanese, the term Reiki refers to a “universal life energy”. The energy fields around the body are targeted during a Reiki therapy session to treat energy that has stagnated in the body.
Supporters of the practice claim that it can treat various conditions including emotional states. Small studies conducted on Reiki found that it helps reduce pain. However, further research is required to find out if it is effective in treating diseases
Health Benefits of Reiki Therapy
According to Reiki practitioners, the healing effects help reinvigorate one’s universal energy. The energy is believed to permeate the body. Although Reiki experts point out that energy cannot be measured using any modern scientific technique, it can be felt by those that tune in to it.
There are many health benefits of Reiki therapy including relaxation and promotion of the natural healing processes of our body. The deep relaxation experienced by people who receive Reiki therapy helps them cope with difficulties and emotional stress for their overall wellbeing.
Reiki has also been used to help relieve stress, anxiety, and depression that are related to chronic pain, cancer, and many other conditions. If you have any medical questions about seeking Reiki therapy, it is always recommended that you consult with your physician.
Due to the wide popularity of Reiki therapy, some major hospitals and medical providers, like hospices, have started offering it. Increasingly, spas and massage clinics are offering Reiki therapy and massages as part of their services