Reiki healing therapy is becoming an increasingly popular form of alternative menopause treatment. The ancient healing practice of Reiki treatment has been linked to helping to alleviate a variety of common menopause symptoms. Also used to treat and prevent other conditions, illnesses and diseases, Reiki therapy has been proven to be beneficial in promoting an individual's overall health. But what is Reiki therapy and how does this natural treatment for menopause work to alleviate common menopause symptoms?
What is Reiki Healing Therapy?
The word Reiki means universal life energy, and originated in Japan when a scholar named Mikao Usui set about to learn more about the healing practices as mentioned in various ancient texts. It is a non-invasive healing therapy that attempts to balance the human energy system. This, in turn, assists the body in the process of healing itself. The main factor in the way menopause affects the individual is an imbalance in hormone levels. These hormone imbalances account for many of the symptoms of menopause including, cramps, migraines, hot flashes, and emotional instability.
So, Reiki therapy works by balancing the energy system of the body, which in turn helps the body to repair itself. During a Reiki holistic therapy session, the practitioner places his hands in various patterns on the body using light, therapeutic touches.
While sometimes confused with massage, this form of natural menopause treatment is a distinct holistic therapy that channels positive energy into the body, in order to encourage health and healing.
What Does Reiki Healing Help to Treat?
Reiki therapy is considered a complementary form of treatment. In addition to being an alternative menopause treatment, Reiki healing therapy is also used to both treat and prevent a variety of conditions, illnesses and diseases, such as:
* Chronic fatigue syndrome
Reiki healing methods has also been proven to be beneficial in surgery recovery, in chemotherapy treatment, and it also helps to improve blood circulation.
Reiki Healing and Menopause
Studies have found that Reiki therapy is an effective part of natural menopause treatment. Reiki therapy has been found to be effective in treating common menopause symptoms, including the following:
* Hot flashes
Reiki holistic therapy is effective in alleviating menopause symptoms because it helps to balance various systems in the body, including the body's hormonal system.
* Works as a first aid to combat all types of pains
* Speeds healing
* Augments the positive effects of other medication, if any
* Restores hormonal balance often missed during menopause
* Empowers them to promote self-help to address their day-to-day health concerns
* Women emerge as more confident to face the usual menopausal imbalances.
Reiki master Kristin Webb says Reiki can balance the systems of the body, including hormonal levels. This self-balancing, she says, maximizes the body's natural ability to heal itself.
Webb uses herself as an anecdotal example of the success Reiki has had on menopause. "I was receiving or giving myself Reiki frequently, and I had only very mild menopausal symptoms for a brief while," she says. "Women who are facing menopause should learn Reiki. It is a smart health investment."
In addition to menopause, Reiki is said to be effective for most female problems, including infertility. "We have several Reiki babies," Webb says of her clients, "where women could carry to full-term where they hadn't been able to before." She has also seen Reiki work wonders on women who have very painful menstrual cramps, with relief coming in as little as five minutes.
Reiki for Hot Flashes
Hot flashes are considered as a most common side effect of menopause and perimenopause. However, it does not mean that all women are doomed to suffer hopelessly and indefinitely. A return to equilibrium is possible, and Reiki is a gentle, yet powerful, technique for getting there.
Stress is a widely accepted trigger, and the relaxing effects of a Reiki treatment are a potent cure. The relaxation response can be viewed as multifaceted impact. When our bodies are inundated with stress, muscles tense and circulation is impaired. Toxins accumulate in the tissues and over time, all bodily systems function with less and less efficiency. Chronic stress also upsets the hormonal balance in a woman’s body as excess stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol run amok. Hormonal imbalance is another common trigger for hot flashes. Creating a relaxing environment and bathing the senses and nervous system in healing, soothing energy offers a much welcomed remedy.
A Reiki treatment can easily be tailored to target the liver (which cleanses the blood and helps to regulate hormones) so that it is more available to handle fluctuations in estrogen. Focus on the ovaries is also an important strategy. Traditional hand positions will cover these areas, and the practitioner may choose to linger there if guided to do so. Balancing the chakras is also helpful and serves to reduce excess heat in the system.
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