Have you heard of Reiki? Tempted to try it but unsure of results? Read on
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing an maintaining of good health.
Reiki believes in channeling and transmiting life energy through the hands. In this way, it is believed that a state of balance is obtained in all senses.
Reiki acts deeply on the root of the problem, healing those emotions or behavior patterns that have originated the disease, regardless of the nature of the disease.
Reiki channels and transmits life energy
A reiki session can last approximately 30 to 45 minutes, although this will depend on your state or moment.
What are the supposed benefits of Reiki?
- Emotional: balances emotions to treat anxiety, sadness or aggression
- Mental: heals harmful habits, obsessive-compulsive behaviors and stress
- Physical: improves physical ailments
- Spiritual: provides peace and inner balance with nature
Since Reiki is not regulated in the West, it relies heavily on testimonies. Many people report leaving sessions feeling calm and balanced.
What about scientific evidence?
Reiki is a spiritual practice. Some argue that as such, it cannot be validadted by modern medicine. There have not be any sustantial trials, but a few studies that met scientific standards showed some positive results in treatment of stress, depression and anxiety. A possible influence of placebo effect was not studied.
If you do decide to try it yourlself, keep realistic and never substitute approved therapies for any alternative treatments.