What Is Reiki? 7 Health Benefits Of Reiki Treatments
Do you find yourself feeling stressed quite frequently? Maybe you find it hard to feel relaxed and calm? Perhaps you are wanting to find a technique that can help with these things? Keep reading to discover the health benefits of Reiki and how they can help combat this negativity!
You may or may not have heard of the Japanese technique called Reiki, but this can be a great stress-reducing practice. This particular technique was developed in Japan, in the early 20th Century and is now practiced around the world. I am going to tell you some of the great health benefits of Reiki, but before I start, let’s look at what Reiki is.
What Is Reiki?
A Japanese technique used for relaxation and stress reduction, Reiki is normally practiced with the Reiki Practitioner laying his or her hands over the client's body, using different hand positions, so that energy can flow through.
The word Reiki is made up of two Japanese words. ‘Rei’ meaning ‘God’s Wisdom or the ‘Higher Power’ and ‘Ki’ meaning ‘life force energy’. The idea of this is that when someone has low life force energy, they can be more likely to get sick or feel stressed and unrelaxed. When the practice is happening the high life force energy can flow through from the practitioner's hands into the client's body, increasing positive energy.
The Reiki can treat the person’s body, their emotions, mind, and spirit which can help them to feel relaxed and at peace. Reiki is a method of spiritual healing and self-improvement.
7 Health Benefits Of Reiki
Now that you know what Reiki actually involves and how it works, I want to talk to you about the benefits of Reiki. There are a variety of different benefits from this technique, and anyone can take part in Reiki if they wish to.
1. Reduces Depression And Anxiety
Studies have shown that Reiki can help to reduce depression and anxiety by changing your mood. Reiki has been shown to help those in a negative mood, change and feel more positive through receiving the life force energy and dissolving any energetic blockages.
Then, once your mood improves, your stress levels can reduce as well as any anxiety you might have. This, in turn, will help accelerate your manifestation journey.
Research has also shown a significant decrease in depression and anger too. This can happen because of your mood improving from receiving the Reiki practice.
2. Enables Emotional Clarity And Spiritual Growth
Reiki can also be used to heal you emotionally.
Reiki is used to help people with their energy and this can bring inner peace and harmony (which is a very useful quality to have for spiritual growth).
The practice can clear and clean your emotions, and it can also help with strengthening your relationships, enhancing your capability to love and enables you to deeply connect with others.
All of these qualities can help you to spiritually grow and be at one with your emotions.
3. Self Care Tool
Reiki can also be used by yourself, as a self-care practice. You can perform Reiki on your own body too, and this can be a great way to de-stress and be at peace after a long day. If you think about when you may have accidentally hurt yourself, your body heals on its own, so using Reiki can bring that healing energy to your body and get rid of any energetic blockages.
You can pick a time, set up your space with pillows and candles and use the technique on yourself, which will give you some self-care, and you also might find you are calmer and have greater inner peace.
Research has shown that Reiki has been able to help people with certain pains and other symptoms that they may have. Whilst it is not a direct cure, it can alleviate a range of physical difficulties.
In one study, Reiki was shown to be the most effective therapy for pain-relieving effects than two other therapies (Therapeutic Touch and Healing Touch).
Another study revealed that Cancer patients who took part in Reiki had their tiredness, pain, and anxiety significantly decrease. After quite a lot of research, many show that Reiki can be very effective when it comes to reducing symptoms of pain.
5. Increases White Blood Cell Production
In a case that was conducted, people who received Reiki as opposed to those who relaxed and those who received neither treatment were found to have an increased number of white blood cells. The study showed that the immune system was enhanced due to this. White blood cells are the cells of the immune system, and our immune system will aid our bodies in defending against germs or infections such as colds and sore throats.
This shows that Reiki can have a positive effect on our bodies, helping us to prevent catching colds or other infections.
6. Boosts Intuition And Creativity
Reiki can reduce your stress levels and bring you clarity and focus. This can be great for focusing on your intuition as you can feel more rational and stress-free.
With creativity, Reiki can help as it breaks down any energetic blocks. Once you are free of these blocks you can focus on opening up new avenues and inspirations, be able to generate new ideas and use your imagination easily.
This can all really help with your creativity.
7. Reiki Calms The Mind
Because Reiki can help you to reconnect with your heart, and with your Higher Self, it can really help you to clear your energy of any negativity. Reiki can help you to reconnect with your true center, you can then become aware of any negative patterns that you may be holding on to and letting take over.
So, using Reiki can help you to face your negative energies and focus on when you are holding on to them. This can help you to let go of them and clear your mind. You can then focus on the positive energy that you have, that flows through you, which will help to calm your mind.