A decade or so ago, people would scoff at the mention of energy work but look at chiropractic and acupuncture care. They are now widely accepted as medical care; many medical insurance may also cover the treatments.
Nevertheless, Reiki has become a widespread wellness practice today, but its benefits go far beyond just being a trend. While it is often associated with relaxation and stress reduction, Reiki is a holistic healing practice that can help improve physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
However, I want to discuss how Reiki can enhance our immune system. So, whether you're new to Reiki or have been practicing/receiving for years, read on to discover why it's more than just a trendy wellness practice.
Reiki offers numerous benefits and is a complementary therapy to Western medical care. I first noticed major shifts when working with individuals undergoing medical treatments, especially those receiving treatments for cancer. Keeping the body calm allows the treatments to express themselves fully and more efficiently.
Yet, Reiki can also help to strengthen the immune system, which, in turn, can help to prevent illness and disease. The human immune system plays a crucial role in protecting the body against infection and illness, and when it is functioning correctly, it can help prevent a range of health problems.
As a holistic healing practice, Reiki seeks to balance the body's energy, promoting physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. By removing any blockages that may be causing imbalances and allowing the natural flow of energy to move through the body, Reiki can help strengthen the immune system, allowing it to function at its best.
Several studies have demonstrated the beneficial effects of Reiki on the immune system. One study found that patients who received Reiki significantly increased the number of white blood cells, an essential element of the immune system.
Another study showed that Reiki positively affected the immune function of breast cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy. The study found that patients who received Reiki significantly improved their immune function compared to those who did not receive Reiki.
What does this all mean? It means Reiki can be beneficial in boosting immune function, which can help prevent illness and disease. And it isn't only for the recipient; there is a saying amongst practitioners, "The practitioner receives healing when they are giving Reiki to another."
So, whether you give or receive, it is healing for everyone involved. If you want to learn more about Reiki and its benefits, I'm here to help all you have to do is ask.