• Andrea Kennedy

Address Stress, Feel Better with Reiki

Updated: Jan 15, 2019

Stress certainly takes a physiological toll. In fact, the National Institutes of Health reports that “emotional stress is a major contributing factor to the six leading causes of death in the United States: cancer, coronary heart disease, accidental injuries, respiratory disorders, cirrhosis of the liver and suicide.”1 In addition, the National Council on compensation of insurance reports “up to 90% of all visits to primary care physicians are for stress-related complaints.”1 Are you doing enough to heal effects of stress or are you simply coping?

Consider adding Reiki to your self-care practices. It is a Japanese stress-reducing technique based on the energy anatomy of the body (similar to acupuncture) and is non-invasive, painless, cannot do harm and is a complement to traditional medical care—not an alternative or replacement.

How does Reiki Help with Stress?

The stress you face everyday coupled with deeper emotional hurts and traumas you may carry actually effects the way your life force energy (also referred to as chi or ki) flows in and around your body. When this flow isn’t adjusted and maintained in a balanced way, symptoms arise. These symptoms may be on emotional, mental or physical levels and can manifest to include anything from inability to focus, irritability, anxiety, depression, and physical pain and disease.

A Reiki practitioner places her hands lightly on or just off your fully-clothed body to balance the life force energy that all living things possess. Clients usually feel extremely relaxed and may fall asleep. When this energy begins flowing the way it is designed to, you may begin to feel more positive, connected to life, grounded, balanced and more able to focus. These benefits often last long after the session.