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Reiki (pronounced ray-kee) is a Japanese system of energy healing. Pain & dis-ease are caused by an imbalance and/or shortage of Life Energy (Chi or Ki) in the physical, mental and emotional body. The body's organs & tissues have electromagnetic fields that pulse at certain frequencies. When these frequencies are agitated, pain or illness results.

In this technique, the therapist uses & transmits the Life Energy (electro-magnetic field) to facilitate healing. Reiki energy re-adjusts the electromagnetic fields to normal frequencies, restoring balance. The therapist places both hands gently in specific positions, either on or above the body that correspond to acupressure points and energy centers of the body. It is designed to relieve pain, restore vitality, aid the client in healing illnesses & build spiritual growth. Clients frequently call Reiki sessions, their "invisible" healing sessions.

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An increasing number of nurses, physicians, and other healthcare providers have begun integrating Reiki into patient care, and a growing number of hospital-based programs offer this modality to patients and staff.

Although Reiki was first used in lay practice, it is increasingly used in a variety of medical settings including hospice care settings; emergency rooms; psychiatric settings; operating rooms; nursing homes; pediatric, rehabilitation; and family practice centers, obstetrics, gynecology, and neonatal care units; HIV/AIDS; and organ transplantation care units; and for a variety of medical conditions such as cancer; pain; autism/special needs; infertility; neurodegenerative disorders; and fatigue syndromes. Reiki�s popularity among the lay population is evidenced by its mention in a wide variety of publications from the New York Times and Time, to Esquire and Town & Country.

Medical staff, patients, and program administrators report a number of benefits including reduced anxiety and lower use of pain medications, increased patient satisfaction in healing for surgical patients, and decreased numbers of common complaints such as anxiety, loneliness, insomnia, and pain among older individuals living in the community. Reiki can be successfully used in self-treatment in combination with appropriate medical/psychiatric care by people with combined HIV and psychiatric diagnoses for emotional centering, pain management, and support in recovery readiness. Children with cancer and their families practice First degree Reiki on themselves and one another. Reiki is a supportive therapy for hospice and palliative care.

There is promising research evidence for Reiki�s use in pain management. First degree practice is easily learned and can be used in self treatment. Training patients to practice Reiki self-treatment may reduce the need for common medical interventions and empower patients with a simple, effective skill to address stress, anxiety and wellbeing.

Visit Maggie Hardin of ComfortSpark for a therapeutic massage and reiki session. Email or call 614-325-9816

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