How Does Reiki Work? (Part 1)

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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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Reiki is a healing technique that aids in stress reduction and helps to activate your body’s own natural healing abilities. Research has shown that Reiki boosts the immune system and helps to alleviate physical pain. It is frequently used to relieve symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, bursitis, insomnia, fibromyalgia, the side effects of chemotherapy, and other […]
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Our bodies contain an infinite amount of information just waiting to be tapped into. Every day our bodies “talk” to us in rather obvious ways; they tell us when we are hungry, tired, relaxed, stressed, and excited. Our bodies also send us more subtle messages; for example, “I’m exhausted; you need more rest” or “your […]
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