Fibromyalgia and Reiki Therapy
Reiki therapy is a holistic treatment that plays an effective role in fibromyalgia treatment and in helping to alleviate many fibromyalgia symptoms. In fact, the benefits of reiki healing are particularly effective for treating common symptoms such as fatigue and pain.
Defining of Reiki Healing
Reiki derives its name from Japanese and means universal life energy. It is an ancient Eastern practice of holistic medicine, the aim of which is to improve overall health and well-being as well as assist in physical and mental recovery from illness. Above all, however, this holistic healing treatment is a spiritual practice that seeks to reconnect mind and body by balancing healthy energy in the body.
How it Works
A Reiki therapist promotes holistic healing by either skimming the fingers gently over various parts of the body (head, chest, abdomen and back) or by moving the hands in a healing fashion a few inches above the body.
Different parts of the body are targeted depending on where the patient is experiencing their discomfort; for example, if the patient suffers from fatigue, the head will be the focus of treatment, while those experiencing muscle pain likely receive treatment to the back.
During the reiki healing process, the patient sits in a chair and is asked to relax; quite often he will fall asleep and may also experience dream-like sensations, which can help fibromyalgia-related anxiety, as the nervous system is calmed.
Fibromyalgia and Reiki Treatment: Holistic Health
Reiki is not a cure for any disease, including fibromyalgia, but it can boost overall health, particularly when practiced in addition to a healthy lifestyle. It also reduces muscle pain, anxiety and depression.
One central tenet to reiki medicine is that the patient takes responsibility for her own health, thereby giving her active participation in her own healing.
Holistic Therapy: Reiki Therapy Sessions
A typical reiki healing session usually lasts for around a half an hour to an hour and a half.
It is recommended that fibromyalgia patients receive Reiki therapy once a week if possible and no less than once a month in order to see a noticeable improvement in their fibromyalgia symptoms.
The average cost for a session of reiki therapy starts at $35. When looking for a reiki specialist, remember that a high fee doesn’t necessarily guarantee that you will receive the best treatment. Find a reiki specialist you trust, who has had proper reiki training (ask about certificates completed and other medical training information); also consider the convenience between your house and the specialist’s office, as picking a location close to you will help you stay committed to your treatment.
It’s best to work with a reiki therapist who has experience with Fibromyalgia so that he will be sensitive to your special needs and physical condition.