How Can Reiki Help?
How Can Reiki Help?
By Hetal Pandya M.S., OTR/L, Reiki Master
Many people in Long Beach are frequently asking if Reiki healing can help a variety of needs— everything from stress to anxiety to insomnia, vertigo, or a cancer diagnosis; the list seems endless. Some people want to heal a relationship, bring back a lost love, or improve their financial stability.
We are all looking for solutions for what hurts us, for our specific pain, whether it is life circumstances or symptoms and medical problems. And it doesn’t help that we often suffer from not just one, but many problems, which may or may not seem related, causing us to feel frustrated, depleted, overwhelmed, without hope.
And you wonder, Can Reiki healing actually help?
It all starts with feeling better
Yes, Reiki healing can help, and this is why.
Even if we can’t solve all your problems with a magic wand (or hand) — (and we cannot) — wouldn’t it help you to simply feel better?
Science has proven how much the mind and body are connected; once we cleanse the mind the ailments in the body can be affected as well. Feeling better often starts in our mind. It means you think clearly, recognize priorities, feel motivated to do what you can do — and let go of the rest.
We often devalue feeling better, as if it were an optional luxury. But feeling better is where healing begins. The first, most important step in healing is simply feeling better.
When you feel better, you understand that your actions matter, and you make choices to protect your well-being. Feeling better is the domino that starts a chain of healing events and behaviors.
Addressing isolated symptoms is not enough to help you feel better, and pharmaceutical approaches to symptoms and conditions can actually make you feel worse, even when they are helping. We can see that as our medical system is changing immensely from handing out prescriptions frequently to now offering holistic and integrative, natural approaches as well.
To feel better, you need to step back from the details and bring balance to your overall system. A great start could be to call Brow Heaven in Long Beach and schedule an “Introduction to Reiki” consultation appointment.
Reiki healing is balancing
Reiki healing quickly returns you to your natural state, or at least gets your body moving in the right direction.
That means your breathing, heart rate and blood pressure can improve. An opening of the breath is a common first response to Reiki practice. Yogis have known that when we breathe better, our minds naturally settle and science also supports that as well.
Why balance matters
Rest/digest doesn’t mean you have to stop being active and productive.
Yes, you will sleep better and digest better — functions critical to maintaining health. But when you’re not sleeping or digesting, you can be active and productive without being stressed.
When you are in a calm state of mind, your body functions optimally, and at a sustainable pace, so you can avoid exhaustion and burnout. It’s like working for a compassionate boss who brings out the best in you and trusts you to take breaks as needed.
Most of us are reacting to a very different, and rather nasty inner boss, one who tells us to run life’s marathon at a sprinter’s pace. We’re smart enough to know that doesn’t make any sense, and informed enough to know it is actually harmful, yet we don’t stop.
In fact, we don’t know how to stop.
We spend so much time in stress-reactive mode that our bodies literally forget how to switch gears and return to balance. In the meantime, the damage piles up. We may choose healthy food, but we don’t digest it well enough to get the nourishment our cells crave. We fall into bed exhausted, but don’t get the deeply restorative sleep our bodies and minds so desperately need.
And we wonder why we’re not as happy and healthy as we want to be, why we lack a sense of meaning. Enter Reiki practice.
Helping the body remember to heal
Through a mechanism science does not yet understand, Reiki practice reminds our bodies how to shift into this self-healing mode. That’s very good news for anyone, no matter what challenges you face.
Because no matter what you have to deal with — even a health condition that is deemed irreversible — keeping your body balanced helps you feel better and function better, which in turn keeps you feeling better. It’s a positive feedback loop.
Of course we can never promise specific results in a rigid time frame — balance requires different self-adjustment for different people at different times — but it all starts with breathing, sleeping, and digesting better (medical science tells us that 70% of our immune system is in our digestive tract).
Here are the most common benefits reported with Reiki Healing:
- Improved sleep
- Improved digestion
- Less anxiety
- Less pain
- Improved focus and memory
- Improvement in depressive symptoms
- Reduced side effects from medications and medical procedures
- Faster recovery from injuries and surgery
- Mood stabilization
- Enhanced resilience to stress
- Improved self esteem
- Greater social ease and satisfaction
- Greater sense of meaning.
Reiki healing can help YOU
Reiki healing can help you, and it can help you help yourself.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms below, we recommend for you call Brow Heaven today at (562) 248-2552 to schedule a consultation with an experienced Reiki Master