Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Reiki may work, practitioners feel the energy flow, some can do it from a distance: NCCAM

Read it here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I do not believe Reiki "works", but I do think there are reasons that patients benefit from the sessions and those aspects should be addressed.

When you are hospitalized, your interactions with the staff are often brief, unpleasant, rushed, and confusing. In between those encounters, you are left alone (or with a family member who may or not be much help) waiting and wondering what will happen next.

I think it would help to reduce stress in a patient if they had some benign "therapy" with the staff. Maybe the feeling that they had a "procedure" from the staff with no discomfort would make future procedures easier on them.

I have been a patient and have also stayed in the hospital with a sick child. No, I wouldn't have wanted the staff to come in a wave a stick over either of us! But simple massage or warm towels or whatever would be appropriate - plus a few minutes of time with someone who listened - would have made a lot of difference in our experiences.

From your link, it looks like they would work cheap, too!:

"People do not need a special background to learn how to perform Reiki. Currently, training and certification for Reiki practitioners are not formally regulated."