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Reiki FAQs

Here at Anderson Chiropractic, we offer Reiki sessions and training for individuals who would like to become Reiki Masters.

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a form of energy work. This modality of healing was first developed in Tibet, but it did not become popular until a Japanese Buddhist, Mikao Usui, rediscovered the healing technique in the 20th century. The treatments are based on the belief that the human body has energy. When the body’s energy becomes blocked, pain and illness are the result. Reiki helps unblock the body’s energy to facilitate physical and emotional healing.

Is Reiki considered a religion?

Reiki has a spiritual element to it in the fact that it believes the universe is full of energy, and the human body is part of that ultimate life force. However, Reiki is not a religion. It can be practiced by believers of all faiths or of no faith, and it is beneficial to both believers and non-believers.

How does Reiki facilitate healing?

Reiki facilitates healing by unblocking and balancing the body’s energy or Chakra. There are seven basic chakra points on the body, including the crown of the head, third eye, throat, heart, solar plexus, sacral and root. The Reiki master will place his or her hands on or above each chakra point to transfer energy and promote healing.

What should I expect during a Reiki session?

Reiki sessions are typically performed on a massage table with the participant fully clothed. They can also be performed while the participant is sitting or standing. During the session, the Reiki master will place his or her hands over or on the Chakra points on the body. This is done to facilitate the transfer of energy from the master to the individual receiving the treatment. Treatments last about 60 minutes.

Will I feel anything during a Reiki session?

Each person receiving a Reiki treatment will experience slightly different sensations. In general, most people will experience a deep reeling of relaxation, a sensation of radiance or clarity that appears to be all around the individual and a release of tension, stress and anxiety. After the session, most individuals feel deeply refreshed and energized.

What does Reiki treat?

Reiki treats a plethora of minor and major ailments, including depression, anxiety, stomach aches, intestinal ailments, sciatica, lower back pain, headaches, migraines, allergies, allergic reactions, viruses and heart disease. It has the potential to heal sports injuries and repetitive motion injuries. It has even been known to reduce the side-effects of medications after surgery and chemotherapy treatments.

How long will it take before my pain is reduced or I feel better?

The exact number of sessions is dependent on the individual. However, most individuals notice a significant improvement after their first Reiki session, and unlike other treatment options, Reiki can be utilized as it is needed. For example, if an individual feels back pain once week, they can schedule a session to help reduce the pain. Two weeks later, if that same individual is experiencing muscle cramps or headaches, they can return to have those ailments treated.

Does Reiki have any side-effects? Do I have to stop my traditional medical treatments or medications?

Reiki does not have any side-effects, and it can be used in conjunction with other traditional and holistic forms of healing. Individuals should not stop their traditional treatments or medications without first consulting with their family practitioner.

Can anyone learn Reiki?

Anyone can learn Reiki. We offer four levels of training classes, including Reiki 1, 2 and 3. The fourth level is Reiki Master Teacher. If you would like to learn Reiki for your own benefit and the benefit of those around you, please call our McMurray office.

To schedule your Reiki session or to enquire about our other services, call our office at 724-941-5805.

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