How Does Reiki Work? (Part 2)

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In last month’s Reiki Report I began to address the question of how Reiki works by summarizing an excellent article about the science behind Reiki. As promised, I continue that discussion here. But first, here’s a quick reminder of the main points of last month’s column:   1) The effects of hands-on energy therapy are the […]
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Every once in awhile I hear someone say, “Massage doesn’t work for me. I go, I feel soooo much better, and then a few days/weeks/months later my pain comes back.” So here’s my question…. If it’s working for you, what’s keeping you from continuing? Think about it like this. If you start exercising and feel […]
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When people ask what Reiki is, the follow-up question is usually “How does Reiki work?” One of the best answers I’ve seen to this question is an article that explains many of the scientific phenomena behind hands-on energy therapy. So in my next couple of Reiki Reports, I’ll give you the Cliff’s Notes version of the article, and if […]
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A few months ago, I was working with a regular client who was experiencing an acute flare-up of chronic low back pain, among a number of other long-term physical and psychological symptoms, including anxiety and fibromyalgia. Indeed, her sympathetic nervous system was spending more than its fair share of time in the driver’s seat; for […]
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The concept of “mind body” has become commonplace over the past couple of decades, and we see it everywhere — in our workplaces, grocery stores, gyms, billboards, magazines, churches, and the list goes on. However, as with many things, it’s easier said than done; in other words, it’s easy to talk about a “mind body connection,” […]
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One of the most common “not-so-hidden body connections” that I find – especially in runners – is the calf-to-plantar (sole of foot) connection. Many runners, including yours truly, have known the dreaded pain of plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is commonly defined as an inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is the connective tissue on the […]
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