Reiki is a form of integrative therapy that uses light hands-on, no-touch therapy to stimulate a person natural healing response. Reiki stands for "universal life energy” where Reiki practitioners are trained to detect and alleviate problems of energy flow. Reiki touch therapy is used in much the same way to achieve similar effects that traditional massage and is used to relieve stress and pain. Reiki has been proven to help patients reducing stress, stimulating the immune system, increasing energy, improving sleep, and relieving the pain and symptoms of health conditions. Practitioners have reported success in helping patients with acute, chronic illnesses, cancer, and immune disorders.
The basic concept underlying reiki is that the body has an energy field that is central to its health and proper functioning, and this energy travels in certain pathways that can become blocked or weakened. Practitoners detect energy centers along the middle of the body that are connected with the nervous and endocrine systems.
A session generally lasts from forty five minutes to an hour. Reiki can be facilitated while one rest on a massage table or is seated in a chair. Reiki is a simple procedure, consisting of calm and concentrated touching, with the practitioner focusing on healing and giving energy to specific areas on the receiver's body. Unlike typical massage where the hands move hands our held stationary.
Reiki generally has no side effects, as it is a very low impact and gentle procedure. Some patients report tingling or sensations of heat or cold during treatment.
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Research findings have reported that Reiki may be helpful for:
- Relieving pain
- Reducing anxiety and depression
- Promoting relaxation
- Reducing stress
- Reducing side effects of cancer treatment
- Improving sleep
Reiki is also offered to inpatients.