What Are The Benefits Of Reiki?

Reiki is a non-invasive healing method that promotes balance and wellbeing of an individual on mental, spiritual and physical levels. Reiki allows a practitioner to maneuver the energy flow in the body of the recipient with his/her hands.

The therapy balances the energy flow within the body, initiates cleansing, and removes blockages to effect a total and healthy healing.

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Health Benefits

Reiki works on the significance of ‘life force energy’. When the flow of life force energy is blocked or depleted, the human body is weakened, which manifests in physical and mental problems. The disruption or imbalance of the energy flow can be a result of many external or internal factors such as:

  • Nutritional imbalance
  • Stress
  • Negativity
  • Poor lifestyle
  • Anxiety
  • Toxicity
  • Emotional imbalance/setback
  • Self loathing
  • Anger/fear/doubt

The health benefits of reiki are functional and all round. The benefits provided by the therapy work on physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels.

Physical Benefit

  • Reiki promotes the self-healing properties in the human body
  • Reiki provides relief in acute as well as chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, skin problems, headaches, migraines, fatigue, and back pain
  • Reiki accelerates tissue regeneration in case of burns and scars
  • Reiki improves blood circulation and reduces inflammation post injury or surgery
  • Reiki helps reduce side effects (nausea, vomiting) of treatments like chemotherapy  and surgery
  • Reiki eases the movement in people with arthritis or stiffness
  • Reiki rejuvenates and balances the vital organs and glands in the body
  • Reiki decreases the symptoms of diseases such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and autoimmune disorders.
  • Reiki releases toxins from the body and strengthens the immune system
  • Reiki reduces insomnia and other sleep-related disorders
  • Reiki reduces high blood pressure and alleviates pain
  • Reiki revitalises the body cells and slows down the ageing process
  • Reiki eases the complications during pregnancy and childbirth

Mental Benefit

  • Reiki calms the mind and refreshes the brain cells
  • Reiki promotes creativity and enhances memory
  • Reiki channelizes positive energy and aids inner healing
  • Reiki advances clarity of thought and promotes prompt and healthy decision-making ability
  • Reiki introduces self-realization and awareness and improves outlook
  • Reiki benefits self confidence and encourages fortitude

Emotional Benefit

  • Reiki calms the mind and promotes deep relaxation
  • Reiki reduces depression and fear and builds confidence
  • Reiki helps relieves substance addiction and promotes tranquility
  • Reiki helps in the shedding of emotional baggage from the past
  • Reiki helps in esteem-related issues and boosts self-appreciation

Spiritual Benefits

  • Reiki connects the human mind with the higher universal forces
  • Reiki promotes peace
  • Reiki induces intuition and develops a positive direction in life

Reiki Limitations and Side Effects

Reiki therapy or massage has no established side effects; however, it is not a regulated practice in the United States. Nonetheless, the notable limitations and disadvantages of the therapy are as follows.

  • The cleansing of tissues and organs in the body may cause temporary effects such as indigestion, diarrhea, headaches, or an upset stomach.
  • The other likely side-effect of reiki is the increased reliance on the therapy or the reiki practitioner.

  • Reiki results may differ from one person to another. The therapy may have no benefits in some cases.
  • Reiki practitioners are not officially certified or recognized. The degree of efficiency of a reiki practitioner may vary. The practitioner has to undergo three levels of training before achieving the master level status.
  • Reiki therapy has limited insurance protection. The insurance company may not recognize the alternative and complementary medicine as an insurable property.
  • Reiki has very little scientific evidence to back its healing therapy claim, although major medical facilities in the United States have reiki listed in their alternative and complimentary care units.
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