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Getting rid of depression with the help of Reiki energy

Relieve Depression with Reiki Energy

“Like everything good, everything bad in our life is a consequence of our way of thinking, which affects what happens to us.”

Louise Hay

Reiki energy fills all the space around us. The practice of Reiki is a holistic method of healing and works in a complex way on the physical, spiritual and spiritual levels. At the same time, it promotes healing, eliminates blockages, cleanses from harmful substances, restores harmony and promotes spiritual growth. With the help of Reiki, one can not only put a sick person on his feet, but also help to cope with fatigue, weakness and depression.

Reiki relieves depression

In 2004, an experiment was conducted in France, the purpose of which was to find out how Reiki energy affects a person who is depressed. The experiment, which lasted 6 weeks, involved 45 people aged 19 to 78 years.

Research has shown that Reiki significantly alleviates depression - which is to be expected.

And here's what's interesting: the results were the same both in the case when the session was done by contact, and in the case of remote exposure. In addition, they checked how long-term the effect would be.

The participants of the experiment were divided into 3 groups: group 1 received contact Reiki sessions, group 2 received remote Reiki sessions, group 3 (control) received "simulated" remote sessions, that is, they were not actually done (placebo).

Participants were warned that some of the contact sessions would be real sessions and some not real ones. Regarding remote sessions, everyone was sure that they were real.

Reiki sessions were done once a week (from 60 to 90 minutes), 12 Reiki healers who agreed to use the same techniques took part in the experiment.

Before each session, participants filled out a questionnaire that allows you to assess the state of a person (the depth of depression and stress level).

A year later, the participants completed exactly the same questionnaire in order to be able to assess the dynamics.

According to the results of the experiment, it was found that in groups 1 and 2, the level of stress and the depth of depression significantly decreased. Similar results were observed in these people and a year later.

Group 3 participants did not notice any significant changes.”

Martin LaSalle PasseportSanté.net

But this method is not a magic wand. A person needs to constantly maintain purity in thoughts or diseases will constantly return.

“Healing primarily implies a spiritual change, since illnesses come from subtle to gross levels. Therefore, both the doctor and the patient should think about who I am, why I live, who God is and what connects me with him.

The ethical principles of Reiki also bring a certain spiritual balance to the healing system. They are designed to draw people's attention to their lives and their way of communicating with the outside world. They remind us that most of our suffering and illness depends on our failure to follow the elemental laws of the universe.”

Harpreet Singh Hira

Reiki Practice: Energy for Healing and Well-Being | Health

Reiki is part of a group of alternative healing therapies based on the use of energy to promote healing and well-being. Widely recognized even in the scientific community as an excellent tool for helping with various physical and emotional processes, it was once born in Japan.

History of Reiki

This therapy is considered by the World Health Organization as an adjunct to other treatments. Used to relieve pain, anxiety, fatigue, depression and improve sleep, Reiki is beneficial in many ways.

Reiki is a healing technique created in Japan by Dr. Mikao Usui in the early 20th century. It is believed that it does not cure, but accelerates the healing process.

The roots of the word Reiki come from the combination of "Rei" which means "universal life" and "Ki" which means "energy". According to Reiki masters, those who practice it, the stagnation of energy in the body is associated with injuries, illnesses, stress and other mental illnesses. This means that energy blockade can lead to disease.

A Reiki session will help release energy for its natural and healthy flow. As a result, it reduces pain and stress and speeds up wound healing.

The value of Reiki therapy

Over the years, the creator of the now famous Reiki method added group values. According to him, the right way of thinking and acting in the world helps to maintain a normal and healthy flow of energy. These meanings are:

  • relationships are our foundation;
  • devoted community;
  • intellectual research;
  • self-examination deepens understanding;
  • service to express gratitude.

Reiki session

Usually a Reiki session takes place in a calm environment, but it is true that the technique can be applied anywhere. Some practitioners also put on soothing music to help the relaxation process.

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The therapist uses their hands to apply this technique. Places hands at strategic points of the body for approximately 5 minutes each. The times vary, as the practitioner only changes location when the energy stops flowing. It is through their hands that the energy is transferred to the only person who receives Reiki. It is natural to feel this energy slightly, as the hands of the person undergoing Reiki become warm.

A session usually takes about one hour. Some therapists choose to start or end a message as a way to improve relaxation, but this is not necessarily part of the treatment. For effective treatment, one to three sessions are recommended.

Benefits of Reiki

Increases calm and balance

Reiki has the ability to change energy, improving its flow and enhancing its positive vibrations. Therefore, a person immediately feels calmer, and the mind and body are more balanced.

Reduces depression and anxiety

By promoting balance, Reiki makes emotional moods more stable and promotes the development of positive energy. It has been scientifically proven to reduce depression, although more research is needed.

This makes it an extremely useful tool as an adjunct to other treatments for depression and anxiety. Many hospitals and medical professionals in the US and Europe are beginning to recommend Reiki, and some hospitals are even offering it to their patients.

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Improves the quality of life of cancer patients. Cancer is one of the most difficult diseases to fight, along with some others. The stress of not knowing how to do it, family stress, and the side effects of treatment can lead to more anxiety, more pain, and more sadness. More and more physicians are advising their patients to take Reiki sessions along the way to help improve mood, hope, and reduce the painful effects of the treatment. The decision to attend Reiki sessions should be discussed with a physician and made with very good professionals who can also explain any effects, sensations and feelings that may come with this technique.

Improves sleep

By promoting internal balance, sleep is one of the first things that also regulates it. However, in more severe cases of sleep problems, it may be necessary to have Reiki sessions frequently.

Helps with back pain

Many people report relief from back pain with Reiki treatment.

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