Reiki is an ancient Japanese form of touch therapy that is similar to massage and has demonstrated genuine benefits for chronic pain sufferers.
Reiki is a form of alternative medicine. During a session, healing energy is channeled by the practitioner to the patient in order to boost energy, decrease stress, reduce fatigue as well as chronic pain symptoms.
Reiki practitioners claim that healing works by creating a channel between the healer and the pain sufferer in order to transfer energy that can restore the physical and mental health of the body. It is believed that Reiki will release energy flows and enable the pain sufferers body to naturally heal on its own.
The energy work primarily concentrates on the seven main energy centers which are called chakras. In a healthy body, energy should be freely flowing through the chakras in order that you are in spiritual, physical and mental harmony.
Disharmony occurs when these energy paths are blocked, which will result in the experience of illness or pain.
The International Journal of Behavioral Medicine study did a review of 66 clinical trials of biofield therapies, which is the name that Reiki sometimes goes by.
Their conclusion was that there was strong and significant evidence that biofield therapies can help to decrease pain intensity in general and slightly weaker, more moderate, evidence that biofield therapies have the ability to decrease the experience of pain for individuals to are in the hospital or were suffering from cancer.
Another scientific study that reviewed 24 clinical trials involving touch therapies determined that Reiki was the most effective biofield modality for reducing pain.
One of the great benefits of Reiki is that it is an intervention with minimal to no side effects.
This would make sense, since practitioners often times to not even touch the patients that they are treating. This is an especially convenient solution for people suffering from chronic pain, who often times are extremely sensitive to touch.
As well, the healing touch can pass through clothing as well as medical equipment like bandages, plaster casts and braces.
Perhaps the most difficult aspect in your consideration of Reiki will be sourcing a quality practitioner.
You may want to rely on a reference because there are no valid certifications at this point in time. If you would like to find a qualified Ricky practitioner, check out the International Center for Reiki Training.
Reiki is an interesting alternative treatment modality that can be an effective complement to your pre-existing treatment methodologies. Since there are no negative side effects, there’s very little risk to at least trying Reiki if you are experiencing chronic pain.
Its integrated approach, treating both the physical and the mental, is ideal for chronic pain sufferers who deal with tremendous mental and physical trauma on account of their long-standing ailments.