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9 Compelling Reasons Why You Need the Benefits of Reiki

9 Compelling Reasons Why You Need the Benefits of Reiki

I found this article Reikirays.com which I thought was rather interesting.

Article by Neelam Rai

Reiki uses the universe’s energy to heal you. It is as simple as that. But, such a simple concept has far reaching benefits. If you have ever had a Reiki session, you may be able to relate to what I am saying as far as the benefits of Reiki. After a Reiki session, you feel a sense of calm, and an absence of any rush to get anywhere. You feel at peace with your inner self, wherever you are at that moment.

Through Reiki, the universe is trying to help you get rid of any problems that might be troubling you. You may feel energized; you may feel relaxed; you may even feel like crying. It all depends on what you were seeking from Reiki, and by extension, from the universe.

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There are so many benefits of Reiki. Here are some of the most compelling ones.

1. Reiki Helps You Feel Healthier

Think of Reiki as the warmth that will dissolve your problems. When the energy of the universe flows through you, it brings healing powers with it. If you are suffering from backaches, migraines, irritable bowel syndrome, or any other such complications, Reiki may help you minimize your physical pains.

Papers published in reliable journals like Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine and PubMed have shed light on Reiki’s healing properties. For example, one study confirmed that “Burnout is a work-related mental health impairment comprising three dimensions: emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and reduced personal accomplishment. Reiki aims to help replenish and rebalance the body’s energetic system, thus stimulating the healing process” (Díaz-Rodríguez, Arroyo-Morales, Fernández-de-las-Peñas, García-Lafuente, García-Royo, Tomás-Rojas, 2011).

Did you know that Reiki may help you sleep better, even if you have been fighting nighttime depression or insomnia? As you get more sleep, you will feel more energized thus increasing your overall feeling of wellness.


2. Reiki Helps You Regain Focus

Through Reiki, you allow the universe’s energy to flow through you. As more of it flows through your body, mind, and soul, it clears out a lot of clutter. Reiki puts your chakras–the center of spiritual power in the human body–in balance. When your chakras are balanced, you will begin to feel like you have gained a new perspective on life. Everything will appear clearer – your life, your adversities, your career path, everything.

Best of all, this shift helps you regain focus in your life. When you truly understand the importance of different aspects of your life, you can prioritize them better. Proper prioritization helps you get things done. Once you get into this cycle of clarity, it will sustain itself. Consider having someone to guide you in allowing the universe’s energy to help you. Once you learn the tools and techniques, you can practice self-healing.

3. Reiki Helps You Get Rid of Bad Karma

Think of bad karma like a blockage in your system. When there is a blockage in an artery, the blood flow to the heart is reduced, and it leads to a cardiac arrest. Similarly, when you have bad karma around you, your energy may get trapped. Such interruptions to the flow of energy may express themselves in a variety of forms. You may feel irritated, depressed, or it may even take the form of a major physical problem.

Reiki can help you cleanse your karma. The blockages can be removed by a Reiki master. The Reiki master will channel the energy of the universe through herself, and into you to cleanse you of the bad karma surrounding you.

4. Reiki Helps You Magnetize Abundance

The universe works through your will. If you think and believe that you deserve happiness, then the universe gives you just that. If you believe that you are born to fail, then it will agree with you as well. Abundance and prosperity will be yours if you can channel the right energy. Reiki is your conduit to universe’s positive energy.

A Reiki session can help you be more affirmative. You can also use the energy generated by Reiki to touch the things around you. A Reiki charged ball can be put in your bank account. The more you are in contact with the vibration that brings abundance, the more you will attract it.

5. Reiki Helps You Feel Empowered

Reiki has a powerful calming effect. When you are at your calmest, you are free to accept all your flaws and embrace your good qualities. Do you know what that means? You become self-aware; aware of your role in the larger universe, and how you fit in the grand scheme.

When you can stop focusing on your shortcomings and start working on them, you become more empowered. The hopelessness goes away because now you can take charge of your life. You can steer it in any way you like. The power is in your hands. And I bet you didn’t realize your hands can heal you?

6. Reiki Helps Release the Stress

Stress is a by-product of our ridiculously fast lives. Right from the time that you wake up to the time you fall asleep, you are bombarded with more information than you can ever consume. You need to stop, sit down, and relax.

One of the benefits of Reiki is that it can help you achieve spiritual peace, which is peace on a spirit level. This benefit of Reiki has become more and more relevant as the times are changing. In fact, some studies have shown that Reiki relaxes people who work in high-stress jobs.

After a Reiki session, some people feel sad for a day. You may even cry. But, remember that these are the negative energies that are being released from you. That’s Reiki helping you. You are finally healing.

7. Reiki Helps You with Creativity

Office work, ads, news, gossip, politics, and the list of attention-grabbing aspects of modern life goes on. As the numbers of screens around us have increased, we have no time for ourselves. Creativity stems from a clarity of mind and the power of imagination.


Achieving a higher level of mental focus is one of the most well-known benefits of Reiki. When you are in a Reiki session, the proper flow of healing energy removes all kinds of energy blocks in your mind and spirit to help you unleash your creativity. Since you are at a heightened energy state, you can think better, imagine more, and create a fresh new world around yourself.

8. Reiki Helps You Get in Touch With the Spiritual Side

Reiki treatments often lead to spiritual growth. When you are not being bogged down by the trivial everyday worries, you have more mental space to ask important questions. You want to find a purpose to life.

If you allow Reiki to help you, its techniques will help your spirit be at peace. When your spirit is at peace, you feel emotional tranquility that isn’t easily disturbed. This transformation is essential if you seek a greater truth. If you want to find your life’s purpose, you need to be at peace with yourself. Then, by opening your spiritual eye to what the universe is trying to communicate to you, you are more likely to find the meaning of your existence.

9. Reiki Assists in Recovering From Illness

Reiki works with the energy of the universe. A Reiki practitioner sees everything in terms of energy. A longtime illness could be associated with a disturbance in your energy field. Reiki may be helpful in bringing it back in balance.

Look at it this way. When the mind and the soul are healed, the body is more likely to heal itself. The diseases are often external expressions of energy disturbances, and Reiki works in balance with your medical providers to help you correct disturbances.



So how stressed are you?

Please take a minute or two just to think about it, then, score it 0-10, 10 being the worse.

 Ideally our stress rate should be between 0-2 but life can sometimes throw us a curve ball or two. 

Hans Selye coined the word ‘stress’ in 1936, he first defined it as a non-specific response of the body to any demand in change, later changing this to,
Stress is the rate of the wear and tear of your body.

As a Reiki Master a couple of my favourite ways of helping me to release stress is using Emotional Freedom Technique and of course, Reiki.

EFT
In 1995 Gary Craig, streamlined the practice of Thought Field Therapy (TFT) to develop Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT for short.

The basis of EFT is in Chinese acupuncture and psychology but instead of using needles, well-established meridian points on the upper body are tapped with the fingers. 

Many times we are affected by stress, bad relationships or traumas. Depression, interpersonal problems and anxieties also affect our health. These negative emotions block the flow of energy in our system and have a detrimental effect on our health. EFT helps in releasing these negative emotions and resolving the problem.

EFT is a unique and simple exercise that calms you so that you can think more clearly.  Since it only takes a minute or two to complete each round of tapping this makes EFT a quick, convenient and highly effective process which can be used on any issue and anywhere to good effect.  

EFT is a therapy that puts you back in the driving seat.


If you would like any further information on EFT, Reiki, Crystal Therapy and the courses I teach please take a look at my website.

Reiki Level 1

Hello, I'm teaching my level 1 Reiki course on the 29th & 30th July.

Shoden (level 1)

For treating self and friends

An explanation of Reiki and its history
The 5 elements of the system
The Precepts of Reiki as explored in the system
Various meditation and energy techniques
Hand positions for treating the self and others
Group work with Reiki healing
4 attunements to the energy
Anatomy & Physiology

Cost £130.00

My Reiki courses are verified and approved by the UK Reiki Federation for further details please visit my website below or contact me on 07989318790.
Venue is in Bradwell on Sea
love and light
Debs xxx
http://www.rejuvenatinghands.co.uk/reiki-training

Glowing testimonials for my Reiki Courses

Good morning Everyone

I'm thrilled to have received 2 amazing testimonials from a couple of my Reiki Students so I thought I would share with you.... 

Thank you Jo Kenneally & Kelly Rudge xx

I can’t recommend Debs’ courses highly enough.  I have attended Rejuvenating Hands’ Reiki level 1 & 2 courses as well as a Crystal workshop.  Debs’ down-to-earth but professional approach to training is refreshing & makes for a relaxed learning environment.  I felt well-supported throughout as Debs makes herself available to her students outside of these courses & also arranges continuous professional development meetings for the group.  I am so pleased I found Debs & have thoroughly enjoyed the journey.  
Jo Kenneally

and 

I have been having Reiki treatments for 4 years and was curious to learn more so I booked the Shoden 1 course with Debs. For me this course has been life changing. Since I have been attuned I feel more confident, happy and calm. I feel my life is finally going in a positive direction. Debs is a supportive tutor who will be with you all the way. I thoroughly recommend that you book a Reiki course with her.
Kelly Rudge 

Courses for March 2017

Vision board workshop is on the 4th March 10.30 -12.30 £15.00.

I'm teaching Reiki level 1 on the 11th & 12th March for just £100 instead of the £130 if you sign up before the 1st March 2017

Crystal Level 1 18th & 19th March for just £100 instead of the £130 if you sign up before the 1st March 2017. 

 

REIKI : A GROUNDBREAKING SCIENTIFIC STUDY by Green Lotus

After decades of often disputed validity, the effectiveness of Reiki, a holistic energy treatment is gaining new respect within the medical community. Not only are highly reputable medical facilities throughout the U.S. offering patients alternative healing programs such as Reiki, those facilities are analyzing the benefits of their programs and are submitting them for review and compilation. The results of these Reiki research studies are nothing short of remarkable.

A Brief Explanation of Reiki

Reiki is an energy healing treatment that works holistically; on the whole body, mind and spirit. Not a system of religious beliefs, Reiki is simply a relaxing treatment whereas natural healing vibrations are transmitted through the hands of a Reiki practitioner (acting as a conduit) to the body of the recipient. The purpose of a Reiki treatment is to relieve stress and pain, induce relaxation, release emotional blockages, accelerate natural healing, balance subtle bodies energies and support other medical modalities including traditional therapies.
The International Center for Reiki Training has estimated that there are 4,000,000 people throughout the world who have taken at least one level of Reiki training. There are three traditional levels of expertise.
Today, Reiki education is offered free of charge in more than 800 American Hospitals as a means to accelerate the healing process and to alleviate pain.

Why Reiki Has Been Discounted

For years Reiki, along with other methods of holistic therapies were looked upon with disdain, even contempt from medical associations, practitioners, mainstream scientists and clerics. The idea that the human body was permeated or surrounded by an invisible, etheric body of “life force energy” was considered to be no less than nonsense.
These negative conclusions were formulated on the premise that “life energy” fields such as those accepted in China as Chi or qi, in Japan as ki and in India as prana , were “unseen” and “immeasurable” by traditional research or scientific instrumentation.
But now all that is changing.
William Lee Rand – Founder of the International Center for Reiki Training

Reiki Clinical Studies, Improved Reporting

There’s never been a comprehensive list of controlled, evidence-based research that was accessible to the holistic, medical, and scientific communities. It wasn’t until 2005 when William Lee Rand, founder and president of the International Center for Reiki Training and a pioneer in worldwide Reiki awareness formed the Center For Reiki Research and developed what is now known as The Touchstone Process.

What is The Touchstone Process?

The Touchstone Process is actually a peer review method for analyzing the current state of scientific studies done on Reiki programs in hospitals, clinics and hospice facilities throughout the United States. The process of critique is rigorous, impartial, and consistent and incorporates the best practices for scientific review.
William Lee Rand began formulating The Touchstone Process after developing the Reiki In Hospitals website, considered to be the most comprehensive compilation of hospitals offering Reiki treatments throughout the world.
The Touchstone Process is unique. Never before have there been so many worthy studies of Reiki gathered, analyzed and evaluated within a single source.

Reiki Case Studies

The most recent data analyzed (during 2008-9) shows strong evidence that Reiki is indeed responsible for a positive biological response in both humans and animals.
The strongest evidence (rated “excellent” in the Process) was reported in the most carefully controlled of all experiments; non other than laboratory rats. In both 2006 and 2008 stressed-out lab rats received Reiki treatments and they all showed significantly reduced stress, anxiety and depression responses. “Sham” or bogus Reiki treatments were given to the placebo group and they showed no reduction in stress, anxiety or depression.
Testing in humans performed between 1993 and 2006 showed ratings from Satisfactory to Excellent, all suggesting that the benefit of Reiki treatments were positive in controlling pain levels in humans. There were some “confounding variables”, which is typical in hospital (as opposed to laboratory) studies; however, the placebo Reiki treatments in this experiment were by contrast ineffective in controlling pain.

Vital Signs

New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Campus conducted one of the first studies ever performed to determine the effectiveness of Reiki treatments on the autonomic nervous system. This “blind, random study” included a Reiki treatment group, a “sham” treatment group and a “control” group. The testing began with all participants at “baseline” autonomic nervous systems levels. The results within the Reiki treatment group showed a lowering of these levels including heart rate, respiration and blood pressure. These positive results led the team to recommend further, larger studies to look at the biological effects of Reiki treatment.
It’s interesting to note that Columbia/Presbyterian was one of the first hospitals to offer Reiki as part of their Integrative Medicine Program (CIMP). The now famous cardiovascular surgeon, Dr. Mehmet Oz brought tremendous attention to Reiki when he invited Reiki practitioners to treat patients during open heart surgeries and heart transplant operations. Dr. Oz is often quoted as saying, “Reiki has become a sought-after healing art among patients and mainstream medical professionals.”
Words of wisdom from an internationally recognized Reiki Practioner and author who had been published in peer-reviewed medical journals

Reiki Passes Tests with Flying Colors

There have been many other controlled studies submitted to peer-journals and to The Touchstone Process for review. Ailments and disorders that tested favorably to Reiki treatment include:

1. Post operative pain after tooth extraction
2. Cognition in elderly, related to dementia/Alzheimers 3. Pre-operative relaxation and post-op pain
4. Pain in chronically ill patients
5. Depression and stress
6. Well-being in Reiki practitioners
As of 2009, The Touchstone Process has evaluated 25 test studies that appeared in peer-review journals evaluating the merits of Reiki Treatments. Taking into consideration only the most rigorously controlled studies, the team reported that 83% showed moderate to strong evidence in support of Reiki as a viable, therapeutic healing modality.
Only one study proved solidly negative and that was for the treatment of fibromyalgia-associated pain levels. As is the case with conventional drug treatments, not all therapies prove to be effective.

Thinking Positively

Despite these findings and the impressive number of highly reputable hospitals offering Reiki Treatments to patients, there will be those who continue to deem Reiki and other forms of energy-medicine as being “nonsensical”.
As recently as 2009, reviews of randomized studies”of Reiki research conducted by Edzard Ernst, M.D., Ph.D. and his colleagues at the University of Exeter, concluded that most were poorly designed and presented insufficient evidence to suggest that Reiki was an effective method for healing any condition.
That same year, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops came out with a statement urging Catholic health-care facilities and clergy not to promote or support Reiki therapy. They issued a statement emphatically concluding that Reiki cannot be an effective method of healing “within the findings of natural science or in Christian belief”.
One can only look to the future of science and the evolution of scientific testing, evaluation and responsible reporting which began with The Touchstone Process to alter these perceptions.

Conclusion

A spokesperson from Columbia Integrative Medicine Program at the New York Presbyterian Hospital (CIMP) perhaps expresses it best, saying,
“I find the practice of Reiki very rewarding, as a practitioner. Patients have reported deep relaxation and a sense of profound healing, after one session. I feel that Reiki is a huge asset for any hospital setting, because patients sense that they are in a truly caring environment.”
As Reiki continues to become “a huge asset” for the hospital setting, analytical reporting such as The Touchstone Process continues to add to the much needed pool of evidence that Reiki is indeed a worthy, effective method for facilitating the healing process; one that can contribute to the betterment of patients everywhere and to the betterment of our health care systems.


 
by Green Lotus

How does Reiki work?

To some people Reiki is weird, and even think it’s made up, however we all use Reiki on a day-to-day basis without even knowing it. For example what is the first thing you do when you are in pain? You hold that part of you that hurts because that is the most instinctive thing to do, when you have a backache, you tend to rub your back or a headache you rub your temples and when we are emotionally upset we all like a hug. 


So for what reason do we do this? 


Its simple really, we are made up from energy and we exist in a Universe of energy so when we use our hands to comfort others and ourselves we are transferring and focusing energy to the parts of us that need it. Reiki is the transfer of the purist energies from one person to another, Reiki, (Rei-Spiritual, Ki –Energy), boosts the power of touch.


Reiki is a safe, non-intrusive, non-diagnostic and non-manipulative complementary therapy that can also help you to relax, de-stress, re-balance and re-charge the mind, body and spirit, helping you to maintain a healthy, stress-free lifestyle


Reiki’s gentle energy is safe for people of all ages, including pregnant mothers, newborns and surgical patients.  I personally have used Reiki on my daughter during the whole of her pregnancy and I regularly use it on my growing granddaughter.