I was chatting today with a friend and I told her how I survived all the years I didn’t have health insurance. Luckily, I never had anything very serious, and this blog is not to imply that Reiki can heal everything and you shouldn’t see your doctor when you need to. Please see a doctor for all serious conditions.
On the subject of doctors, I did finally find one who doesn’t take insurance and you pay as you go. This type of doctor is popping up all over now because insurance has become so cumbersome, expensive and time consuming. These types of doctors charge a monthly fee, and then charge per office visit. My doctor charges $25 per month and a $40 office visit, that includes basics tests in the fee. I would highly recommend finding such a doctor for people who have lost their insurance, Medicaid, Medicare through the actions of our current government.
Having imparted that bit of information, on to Reiki. For many years, my main job was in retail store management and dog grooming. These are two professions that are very hard on the body and I suffered many an aching back. The worst physical problem I experienced was plantar fasciitis, an excruciating painful situation in the arches of the feet. I was walking nearly 8 hours a day in a 10,000 foot store. I limped around for a month or so before I remembered that I was a Reiki practitioner. I spent several days giving myself Reiki treatments and one day when I was walking, I noticed that I was no longer in pain. My job continued, so I was still walking around all day. The condition never came back.
Reiki is a form of energy healing. It works by allowing the healthy flow of energy through the body. Energy becomes blocked in areas of pain, disease and injury. A Reiki treatment helps the body to heal itself. Reiki relieves stress and pain.
Reiki is helpful when you are stressed or in pain. In fact, many hospitals today are using Reiki volunteers to help those patients who are accepting of such things. It is especially helpful to chemotherapy patients as it helps to lessen the intensity of side effects of the treatments. It is also helpful for surgery patients. One client came to me after experiencing Reiki in the hospital while having her gall bladder removed. It calmed her and reduced the pain and healing time. After that she learned Reiki, mostly to help her cat who had been given a terminal diagnosis. The cat lived several years more after her Reiki ministrations.
I have also heard that Reiki reduces bleeding during and after surgery. This is just what I’ve heard from clients; I’ve never experienced it myself so I don’t know for sure.
Anyone can learn Reiki. You can learn to treat yourself and your family and friends, or you can learn to become a practitioner. Level I and II are generally the family and friends while Level III, Master Practitioner prepares you to see clients and start your Reiki business. Level III, Master Teacher allows you to teach Reiki to your own students.
You don’t need to have any special skills, although if you want to start a Reiki business some basic business skills and people skills are very helpful. I have taught four year olds Reiki, as well as an eighty year old man. And every age and situation in between. One of my students was a diagnosed schizophrenic and I have had several with bipolar illness. In all cases, Reiki was reported to be helpful to them. I found the four year olds easiest to teach because they are the most open and least judgmental.
I also think that in light of our current opioid crisis, Reiki can really help by reducing the pain of medical procedures and perhaps eliminating the need for narcotics and it can help reduce the pain and stress associated with opioid withdrawal. Perhaps if doctors prescribed Reiki treatments instead of Oxycontin, we could reduce the amount of people addicted to these drugs. But I don’t think the drug companies would like that, so it’s necessary for people to take control of their own healing and seek out a Reiki practitioner.
I can’t really legally say that Reiki has actually healed any condition. Perhaps scientific trials will prove that someday and I can say it. But it certainly can never hurt to try.
I teach Reiki I, II and III levels. Reiki I and II can be taught via the internet. So if you live in an area or country where it is not available, you still can learn Reiki.
We have to take control of our lives because the help we need may not be available. And if something as non-invasive, and non-addictive as Reiki can make a difference, why not try it?
You read all about Reiki and energy healing in Georgia’s book, Reiki, Crystals and Chakras, available on Amazon.