Reiki Energy Healing Effective For Pain Reduction

Reiki Energy Healing Effective For Pain Reduction

Science Daily recently published a review of a new study examining the efficacy of biofield therapies such as Reiki, Therapeutic Touch and Healing Touch, entitled “Biofield Therapies: Helpful or Hype?”, conducted by Dr. Shamini Jain, from the UCLA Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, and Dr. Paul Mills, from the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, and the Moores Comprehensive Cancer Center in San Diego. The study found that these biofield therapies such as Reiki demonstrate “promising complementary interventions for reducing the intensity of pain in a number of conditions, reducing anxiety for hospitalized patients and reducing disturbed behaviors in dementia, over and above what standard treatments can unprotected to.” Additionally, the researchers found “strong evidence that biofield therapies reduce pain intensity in free-living populations, and moderate evidence that they are effective at lowering pain in hospitalized patients in addition as in patients with cancer.”

As a Reiki Master, I have seen assessable pain reduction quite clearly while working with clients in my practice, including chronic pain from existing injuries and conditions like fibromyalgia, in addition as post-surgical pain. I am pleased to see this evidence borne out as a consequence of clinical research.

To further demonstrate Reiki’s ability to reduce pain and ease healing, I would like to proportion a client’s recent experience receiving distance Reiki. (Reiki practitioners at Level II or higher are trained to channel Reiki to others without being physically present.) Laurie tore her meniscus in her right knee, and the resultant pain and swelling made it difficult for her to get around. None of the traditional treatments for her injury – painkillers, steroids and cortisone injections – were providing much relief. She lives in Florida, so I was unable to treat her in person. Instead, we agreed to set aside time several evenings during the week for me to send Reiki to her.

After our first session, I asked Laurie if she had noticed anything different and she reported she felt warmth in her knee and at one point, truly felt as if someone or something was physically manipulating it. The next day, she sent me a text message, saying her knee felt better than it had in weeks. After a associate more sessions, Laurie’s healing was so profound that she wrote in her testimonial, “I could get up and do all my normal activities PAIN FREE – something I hadn’t been able to do for months!” She was so impressed by the results she is truly considering learning how to do Reiki.

As with any complementary therapy, individual response may vary, but many people like Laurie are seeing good results with using Reiki and other biofield therapies for management of pain resulting from physical or medical conditions. In Laurie’s case, her doctor was recommending surgery. It will be interesting to see if continued Reiki treatment and physical rehabilitation may allow for complete healing of her knee without surgery. The inclusion of biofield therapies, such as Reiki, in the clinical setting may be a welcome presence and potentially reduce the amount of drugs or other interventions needed to keep patients stable and comfortable during the healing course of action.

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