Senin, 10 Maret 2008

Mainstream medicine Reconsidering Reiki

Patients such as Doran are more than willing to verify the effectiveness of alternative treatments, at least Reiki. "I can use a computer," he said. "I can play golf and hold a golf club with two hands, not one. I can go to a batting cage and hit baseballs."

Doran's not alone, and as more experiences like his are reported, more mainstream medical centers are beginning to offer Reiki treatments.

Reiki is an ancient Japanese technique for stress reduction, relaxation and the promotion of healing. The name comes from two Japanese words - Rei, which means "God's wisdom" or "higher power," and Ki, which means "life force energy." Translated literally, Reiki means "spiritually guided life force energy."

The technique is based on the concept that unseen "life force energies" flow through us; when these energies are low, a person is more likely to be sick or stressed. Practitioners use a "laying on hands" technique to manipulate a patient's energies.

Some 2,000 Reiki treatments are given annually at Portsmouth Regional Hospital in Portsmouth, NH, primarily as preparation for surgical procedures. Manhattan's Beth Israel Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center both employ Reiki to help manage patients' pain and anxiety. Reiki treatments have also made the rounds at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore.

Reiki's Healing touch

ENHANCING YOUR LIFE energy flow can revitalize appetite, soothe tension, help lower blood pressure, and improve other health problems. Some observers attribute this to the placebo effect, yet studies published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine and elsewhere have found that reiki lessens psychological depression and self-perceived stress, affects the autonomic nervous system's regulation of heart and other functions, and can reduce anxiety and blood pressure.

"Reiki is great for giving yourself energy and getting focused for the day," says Jessica Miller, a practitioner in Southern California, "but the uses of reiki are limited only by your imagination." In clinical trials sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, reiki is under study for the complementary treatment of fibromyalgia (a disorder that causes muscle pain and fatigue), prostate cancer, AIDS, and risk factors for heart disease.

Reiki is a spiritual practice, not a religion, and even skeptics can use it to improve their energy and well-being. "Belief is irrelevant," Miller says. "I do reiki on people who have no clue what it is. Nor do you have to believe in God for if to work." However, a belief in improving the self, as noted in the Reiki Ideals (see below), can greatly enhance your results.

At the very least, reiki imparts a sense of relaxation. "People usually will feel more peaceful, and that will tend to last for a couple of days after the treatment," Rand says. Indeed, one report on reiki, published in Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, found that the effects of six weekly 60-to-90-minute treatments lingered for a full year.

Selasa, 04 Maret 2008

alternative view: reiki laying on the healing hands

What is reiki?
Essentially a technique which reduces stress, reiki is a Japanese healing system derived from ancient Buddhist practices. It works by channelling spiritual energy through the hands. Practitioners compare reiki (from the Japanese word in which "rei" means spirit and "ki" means energy) to a flood of energy, moving blockages, increasing the circulation, balancing the system and ridding the body of toxic waste.
What does it do?
It is claimed reiki can help heal most illnesses and injuries, such as multiple sclerosis, heart disease and cancer as well as skin problems, cuts, bruises, broken bones, colds, flu, sore throat, sunburn, fatigue, insomnia, impotence, lack of confidence, etc.

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Reiki study for fibromyalgia pain

A National Institutes of Health-funded study, being conducted at Harborview Medical Center (Seattle, Washington), will look at the effect of Reiki therapy on fibromyalgia, a chronic muscle pain condition. In addition to muscle pain, fibromyalgia is characterized by headache, fatigue, sleeping problems, and psychological distress--and rarely responds to conventional medicine. Reiki (RAY-key), like Therapeutic Touch and other modes of energetic healing, directs healing energy to the patient. Dr. Mikao Usui developed the practice, which uses a set pattern of hand positions, in the late 1800s. Proponents say that Reiki is particularly effective in alleviating pain, stress, anxiety, tension, depression, and insomnia

Senin, 03 Maret 2008

A Reiki practitioner will have you lie down on a standard massage table, fully clothed. Then she will place her hands in different positions on the front and back of your body, starting at your head, and hold each position for three to five minutes. Unlike massage, the touch is very gentle with little or no pressure. Some people experience warmth, tingling or a pulsing sensation; others simply feel a sense of peace and relaxation.

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magic of reiki

Reiki is an ancient practice of acknowledging and working with the universal life force to promote physical healing and spiritual exploration. Experienced Wiccan author and teacher Christopher Penczak pre-sents Magick Of Reiki, an in-depth exploration of the history, mythos, variations, and degrees of Reiki, as well as tips, tricks, and techniques for seamlessly integrating Reiki into magickal practice, psychic development, talisman empowerment, and more. Though many traditional Reiki practitioners would not consider it a magickal art, those who follow the path of magick can only imbue greater strength in their work by drawing upon the nigh-limitless energy of all surrounding life. Clear symbols and diagrams, with explicit instructions in how to draw them exactly as they have been used for countless centuries, enhance the straightforward text that walks the reader through basic, intermediate, and some advanced techniques that channel Reiki to one's advantage. An excellent addition to magickal libraries and Metaphysical Studies supplemental reading lists.

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Minggu, 02 Maret 2008

reiki health

Reiki is the life force energy what use to can help with accute and chronick problem . Imbalances can be caused from many situations occurring in our lives, such as: emotional or physical trauma, injury, negative thoughts and feelings, including fear, worry, doubt, anger, anxiety, negative self-talk, toxicity, nutritional depletion, destructive lifestyle and relationships, neglect of self and lack of love for oneself or others, from emotions that are not expressed in a healthy way...
Reiki is excellent for healing any physical, mental, emotional and spiritual issues of any kind and it gives wonderful results.
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