Reiki Benefits to the Mind and Body

Reiki is most commonly used as a tool for stress reduction and relaxation, but its benefits extend much further. Scientific studies regarding Reiki are still few, but those that have been done, along with a host of client testimonials, have found that Reiki has the following benefits:

  • Helps relieve pain

  • Accellerates healing

  • Eases the symptoms of depression and anxiety

  • Alleviates the symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis, lupus, fibromyalgia and thyroid goiter

  • Promotes better sleep

  • Reduces blood pressure

  • Instills peace in terminally ill cancer patients

  • Creates deep relaxation in the body and helps relieve stress

  • Supports the immune system

  • Helps the body to rid itself of toxins

  • Helps the body to recover after surgery and chemotherapy, and reduces some drug side effects

"A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well-being. Many have reported miraculous results," according to the International Center for Reiki Training.

Meanwhile, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is sponsoring scientific studies to find out more about how Reiki works and how it may help with various diseases.

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