It is essentially based on the idea that an unseen ‘life force energy (prana) animates the living. It is said that when this energy is low, you are more likely to fall sick or feel sad.
Millions of people around this world swear by this 100-year-old Japanese healing technique to cure several medical conditions. It is said to work by activating the natural healing process of a person’s body and restoring physical and mental well-being.
How does Reiki help in treating depression
Depression is a mental health condition where a person battles chronic sadness and hopelessness. While a lot of people mistake this mental illness with feeling down and out occasionally, its impact is much deeper than that. Someone who is suffering from depression loses interest in everyday activities and may get worse without proper diagnosis and medications.
While the first line of treatment for mental health conditions is definitely counselling and medication, alternative treatment like Reiki may help in the removal of the stress accumulated in the body and help the patient feel lighter.
Various studies have noted that Reiki may provide relief from physical conditions like migraines and throbbing headaches. It has also shown to reduce symptoms of distress and depression.
The bottom line
While a lot of people have experienced the effectiveness of this Japanese healing technique firsthand, it is important to understand that scientific studies and researches are still not conclusive.
It may work well as a form of complementary treatment owing to its relaxation properties as it also aids emotional healing and helps you sleep better at night. It is important to note that you must consult a psychiatrist and/or continue taking your medications even if you are regularly undergoing Reiki therapy.
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The information contained in this article is for informational purposes only. The purpose of this article is to promote a broader understanding of Reiki in the treatment of various health conditions. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment and before undertaking a new health care regimen, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read in this article.