It is a therapy that involves the healing of energy. The form of treatment was invented in the 1800s and is a traditional practice of transferring the universal power of healing from the practitioner’s palms to the patient. It is a Japanese technique of healing a person with the help of the transfer of energy. There are many forms of Reiki, but the most predominantly practice way is Usui Reiki, which was introduced by Dr Mikao Usui in the 20th century. Although this technique does not directly detect or cure illness, it is responsible for curbing the effect and symptoms of diseases and improves overall well-being. During a typical Reiki session, a practitioner does all the magic. They place their hand on you, or a few centimeters away from you, which is believed to transfer the positive energy from their body to outs. It induces natural healing abilities.
Benefits of Reiki sessions
Here are some of the common benefits of a Reiki session
- Relieves anxiety, pain and fatigue
The results of the decline in pain anxiety and fatigue can be experienced after the very first session of the therapy. A study conducted in 2015 revealed that when patients treated with received Reiki treatment, they showed a gradual decrease in pain, anxiety and fatigue eventually. A regular 30-minute session for five days straight can work miracles on your body. Another 2015 study was conducted on women who underwent cesarean delivery. The reports stated that the treatment reduced the number of pain killers and also eliminated anxiety and pain to an extent.
- Depression control
A 2010 study conducted on patients undergoing depression, showed signs of reduction when the patients were subjected to Reiki treatment. The patients also reported that there was a decrease in the mood swings and improved the overall well-being of a person. It also induced relaxation self-love and enhanced self-care. However, more researchers need to be conducted on this respect.
- Mood enhancer
Because of the facts mentioned above, it is also safe to say that Reiki also helps in enhancing the overall mood in patients. Eliminating anxiety and depression can lead to a better attitude and a positive mindset.
- Elevates the quality of life
It’ll improve the overall quality of life. A 2016 study showed that women healing from cancer, who underwent Reiki treatment showed improved signs of well being and improvement in other daily activities. They also showed a better sense of positivity to life, with better sleeping and eating habits, than an average healthy person.
- Improvements in other conditions
Apart from the one’s mentioned above, Reiki also shows significant improvement in other conditions like headaches, insomnia, tension, nausea and vomiting.
Although this traditional technique is practised from years, there are hardly researchers or reports that support their benefits. There is a demand for more research and reports to understand the real benefits of this practice.