To put your mind at ease I have collated a list of frequently asked questions:
Q. What is a holistic health care?
A. Holistic care addresses the PERSON who has the disease, rather than the Disease the person has. Holistic healing seeks to bring people to a state of wholeness in Body, Emotions, Mind and Spirit.
Q. What is the major focus of a holistic care?
A. De-stressing is a major focus, as a treatment and Preventive health measure as well. Learning to deal with illness is an another focus.
Q. Is Reiki safe?
A. It is believed that Reiki energy works only for the Highest Good of each person and can NOT cause harm. It is safe for anyone and for any situations including pregnant women and children.
Q. Is Reiki a Religion?
A. Although Reiki energy is spiritual in nature, Reiki is not a religion. Practitioners are not asked to change any religious or spiritual beliefs they may have. They are free to continue believing anything they choose and are encouraged to make their own decisions concerning the nature of their religious practices.
Q. Is Reiki a form of faith healing?
A: No, Reiki as explained above, is not a religion, nor is it based on the acceptance of any religious doctrine. Having a belief system is not a requirement for Reiki to work. Reiki does not infringe on anyone’s right to believe what he or she wishes. However, Reiki's principles are spiritual in nature and do encourage spiritual empowerment and growth. Q. What happens during a Reiki treatment?
A. After asking you to complete a form with your details, including that of any medical conditions the practitioner should be aware of the treatment will take place. During a Reiki treatment you will lie or sit comfortably and the Reiki practitioner will place their hands on or near your body, allowing the Reiki energy to flow to you. You do not need to remove any clothing except for coat and shoes. In a standard treatment Reiki energy flows from the practitioners hands into the client. The client is usually laying on a massage table but treatments for those with mobility difficulties may receive it seated. The practitioner places her/his hands on or near the clients body in a series of hand positions. These include positions around the head and shoulders, the stomach, and feet. Other, more specific positions may be used based on the clients needs. Each position is held for three to ten minutes depending on how much Reiki the client needs at each position. The whole treatment usually lasts around 45 mins and sometimes up to 90 mins.
Q. What does a Reiki treatment feel like?
A. What one experiences during a Reiki treatment varies somewhat from person to person. However, feelings of deep relaxation are usually felt by all. Common Reiki sensations are heat or coolness, "pins and needles" tingling, vibrational buzzing, numbness, throbbing and drowsiness.
In addition, many feel a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and surrounds them. As the Reiki energy encourages one to let go of all tension, anxiety, fear or other negative feelings a state of peace and well-being is experienced. Some drift off to sleep, see colours, visions or report a sensation of floating outside their bodies. At the end of the treatment, one feels refreshed with a more positive, balanced outlook.
Q. Who can benefit from a Reiki treatment? A. Reiki's gift of increased energy and vitality can benefit anyone. It doesn't matter what a person's gender, race, intelligence, or financial status is. Reiki is not a healing energy reserved only for the elite, wealthy, educated, or spiritually evolved.
Q. What can be treated with Reiki?
A. Reiki has had a positive affect on all forms of illness and negative conditions. This includes minor things like head or stomach aches, bee stings, colds, flu, tension and anxiety as well as serious illness like heart disease, cancer, leukemia, etc. The side effects of regular medical treatments have also been reduced or eliminated. This includes the negative effects of chemotherapy, post operative pain and depression as well as improving the healing rate and reducing the time needed to stay in the hospital. Reiki always helps and in some cases people have experienced complete healings which have been confirmed by medical tests before and after the Reiki treatments.
However, while some have experienced miracles, they cannot be guaranteed. Stress reduction with some improvement in ones physical and psychological condition are what most experience.
Q. Is it safe for pregnant woman?
A. Since Reiki is guided by the Higher Power, the Reiki energy will know the condition of the client or student and adjust appropriately. Reiki can only do good. Many pregnant women have received treatments with great benefit to them and their unborn child. It has also been used during child birth.
Q. What about babies?
A. Babies love Reiki. It is very healthy for them. Do not worry about it being too strong. Reiki automatically adjusts to what the baby needs.
Q. Are there any side effects from a Reiki treatment?
A. Most of the time a person will feel relaxed and uplifted by a Reiki treatment. However, sometimes a person will have what is called a healing crisis. As a person’s vibration goes up, toxins that have been stored in the body will be released into the blood stream to be filtered by the liver and kidneys and removed from the system. When this happens, sometimes a person can get a headache or stomach ache or feel weak. If this happens, it is a good idea to drink more water, eat lighter meals and get more rest. The body is cleansing as part of the healing process so this is a good sign.
Q. Does one have to stop seeing a regular doctor or psychologist in order to receive a Reiki treatment?
A. No. Reiki works in conjunction with regular medical or psychological treatment. If one has a medical or psychological condition, it is recommended that one see a licensed health care professional in addition to receiving Reiki treatments. Reiki energy works in harmony with all other forms of healing, including drugs, surgery, psychological care or any other method of alternative care and will improve the results. Q.How many treatments am I likely to need?
A.This depends on what you are hoping for from Reiki. As a natural healing method it is good to allow plenty of time for Reiki to have an effect, so a series of treatments is going to be more beneficial than a single treatment in most cases. How many you personally need should be discussed with your practitioner at your first session and reviewed as you go through treatments.
Q. How long have you been working with Reiki? What training have you had?
A. I have been working with Reiki for nearly 12 years and became a Reiki Practitioner with The International School of Reiki in early 2001. I have continued practising since. Sometimes this has been one-to-ones, Reiki drop-in evenings and groups shares with other practitioners. Over the years I have also assisted with other Masters and their new students . Personal and professional development continues through me attending a number of courses, particularly with Jill Sudbury at the Marlborough School of Reiki, Wiltshire. These included my Reiki Masters in Usui and Karuna Reiki as well as Professional Practice. I support promoting the benefits of Reiki at events and Holistic Centres. Development is an on-going process.
Q.Can Reiki help someone with a terminal illness?
A.People with a terminal illness often find Reiki helps them to feel calm and relaxed, reduces symptoms such as pain and enables them to prepare for death themselves and with their families.
Q.Can you give Reiki to someone who is dying?
A.Yes, you can offer Reiki to a person who is dying and it has often been reported to reduce anxiety, bring calm and ease transition. It is now used for this benefit in many hospices.
DISTANT HEALING WITH REIKI Reiki healing can be given to clients without being physically present with the Practitioner. This kind of treatment is called Distant Reiki Treatment. Q.How does Distance Healing work?
A.Distant healing is a Reiki session that is sent from a Reiki practitioner or master in one geographic location to a person who requested the healing in another geographic location. During Reiki II when preparing to be a practitioner, you are given three Reiki symbols. These symbols are empowered by the Reiki II attunement. One of these symbols is for distant healing. Through a number of ways using this symbol you can send Reiki to someone no matter where they are. They could be hundreds of miles away, but it makes no difference. The Reiki energy will go to them and treat them.
Q. Can I request Distant Healing for someone else?
A.Yes you can. It is courteous to have their permission first before requesting healing for them. Sometimes the person needing the healing can't be asked. In these situations, many Practitioners and Masters will send Reiki with the condition that it be received only if the person that it is sent to is willing to receive it. Q.How much information should I give when requesting Distant Healing?
A. As much as you feel comfortable giving. At the minimum, you need to provide the person's name and the physical location at the time the healing is to be received.
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