Reiki

Reiki is a powerful and gentle technique that is used to create space for a person to heal.  Energy medicine is a very ancient practice, and there are many methods.  Reiki is a gentle relaxation technique in which the power of touch is applied in harmony with the ancient practice of energy therapy / medicine. Sensory stimulation which occurs from touch produces electrical and chemical changes throughout the body. This Japanese therapy restores a meditative state, allowing the daily stress, to melt away and restore a state of balance.  Reiki does not interfere with the care of your PCP, and does not aim to treat, but rather be used as an adjunct therapy within your wellness plan.  Reiki can provide space to release the daily stresses of life.

Many clients use Reiki as a way to feel more spiritually connected with the universe, open their chakras, enhance their yoga practice, prepare themselves for surgery through stress relief, and get in touch with the insight and empowerment of their higher self.

Links to articles
Using Reiki to manage pain: a preliminary report.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9765732

Autonomic Nervous System Changes During Reiki Treatment: A Preliminary Study
http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/acm.2004.10.1077

The increasing use of reiki as a complementary therapy in specialist palliative care
Burden B, Herron-Marx S, Clifford C.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15944500

Enhancing Nursing Practice with Reiki
by Kathie Lipinski, RN, MSN
http://www.reiki.org/Healing/NursingandReiki.html

The Universal Power Of Reiki from RIL Inc on Vimeo.
“Thank you for taking the time to view The Power of Reiki documentary, presented by Lisa Russell, RN, BSN student at Wright State University. The purpose of this special project is to broaden the knowledge base of health care providers, whether it a professional, or the lay person. This healing, while viewed as contemporary, is ancient and will stand the test of time. This special project puts the power of Reiki in various perspectives.
Reiki is still a mystery to many people. It’s hard to believe in something that you cannot see or touch. And many times, taking someone’s word for it still isn’t convincing. It has been criticized as being “all in the mind” or even “made up”. Reiki is a low cost and low risk way to reduce anxiety and increase the body’s ability to heal itself. Not only is it important to seek out alternate ways of healing, it is also important to prevent illness from occurring in the first place.
This special project puts the power of Reiki in various perspectives which make it impossible to deny. The definition of Energy in the American Heritage Dictionary states, “Energy is the capacity for work or vigorous activity; vigo; power.” Energy is not just within a person. It is universal and is in all animals, plants, and in food. Energy in one form can disappear but the same amount of energy will appear in another form. With the help of Jeri Duncan, Reiki Master, this energy work is seen. With testimonials from patients and visual proof in nature we see every day, the benefits of this alternative therapy will manifest. It serves as a compliment to other better known therapies of Western medicine.”

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