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7
Sep

In the fall of 2008, a three month long international study was conducted. The purpose of this investigation was to determine the viability of Reiki for Fibromyalgia as an appropriate treatment for Fibromyalgia symptoms. Two different methodologies for sessions were explored: the commonly used distant healing technique and the lesser known Reiki box method.

Thirty participants from six countries volunteered for the study. This group of individuals provided a good cross-section of Fibromyalgia suffers ranging from those recently diagnosed with the condition and those who had suffered for much longer periods of time. Symptom intensity ranged from minimal to debilitating with some individuals able to cope without medication and some on a wide variety of prescriptions and/or herbal supplements.

 

Before the study began, each participant was asked to answer a detailed survey about the type, frequency, intensity, and duration of their Fibromyalgia related symptoms as well as their current medication and herbal supplement usage. Expected issues included pain in the extremities; back and shoulder pain; mobility issues; muscle fatigue; joint swelling; headaches; fatigue, fibrofog; unrecuperative sleep; depression; weight gain; and irritable bowel. These survey results were updated on a weekly basis to determine normal symptom fluctuations and any potential changes associated with treatment. 

 

Treatment took place once each week. Group A received no treatment. Group B received one hour Reiki for Fibromyalgia sessions using the distant healing method. Group C received the same Reiki for Fibromyalgia session but via the Reiki box method over the course of a twenty four hour period. Participants were unaware of which group they were placed and therefore which treatment, if any, they were receiving.

  Beginning Statistics

30 participants from 6 countries -3 continents

29 Female, 1 Male

Average 4 years Diagnosed, Longest 17 years, Mean 3 years

Average Medications- 5, Most 37, Mean 5

Average Number of Symptoms 9

Most Common Symptoms

1. Fatigue 28- 93%

2. Back/Shoulder Pain 27- 90%

3. Muscle Fatigue 27- 90%

4. Unrecuperative Sleep 26- 87%

5. Fibrofog 23- 77%

 

Flare Ups per Month

50% have 2-4

37% have 5 or more

13% have one

Average Intensity of Symptoms

Pain- 7

Fatigue- 7

Fibrofog-5

Depression- 5

Symptom-Free Days per Month

80% have 5 or less

20% have 5-10

  Early Results

Week 1:

Distant Healing Sessions

–         Medications- Reduction to 3

–         Overall Reduction of Symptoms (67%)

–         Elimination of Mobility Issues, Swelling of Joints, and Weight Gain

–         Huge Decreases in Muscle Fatigue (81%), Depression (79%), Pain in Extremities (72%),          Irritable Bowel (67%), Fatigue (63%), Fibrofog (59%), Unrecuperative Sleep (59%), Headaches (45%)

–         Decreases in Severity- Depression, Pain, Fibrofog, and Fatigue (from almost causing disability to just irritating)

 

Reiki Box Sessions

–         Medications- Reduction to 2

–         Overall Reduction of Symptoms (24%)

–         Elimination of Weight Gain

–         Huge Decreases in Depression (42%), Irritable Bowel (39%)

–         Flare Ups- Decrease from 5+ to 2-4 Symptoms (53%)

–         Increase from 0 to 1-2 Pain Free Days (52%)

–         Decrease in Severity- Fibrofog, (from almost causing disability to just irritating)

Week 2:

Distant Healing Sessions-Consistent Results

–         Elimination of Depression and Fibrofog

–         Huge Decreases in Irritable Bowel (80%)

–         Flare Ups- Decrease from 5+ and 2-4 (20%) to 1

Reiki Box Sessions- Consistent Results

–         Elimination of Depression

–         Huge Decreases in Swelling of the Joints (65%) and Pain in the Extremities (46%)

–         Symptom Free- Increase from 0 to 1-2 Pain Free Days (52%)

–         Decrease in Severity- Depression and Fibrofog (from causing disability to almost unnoticeable

  Overall Findings

Reiki for Fibromyalgia- Distant Healing Method

Test results of the Reiki for Fibromyalgia therapy showed overall 67% improvement of Fibromyalgia related symptoms; complete eliminations of Mobility Issues, Swelling Joints, Weight Gain, Depression, Fibrofog, and Unrecuperative Sleep as prominent symptoms; marked reduction in intensity for Pain, Fatigue, Fibrofog, and Depression; overall declines of medication usage from an average 3 to 1; and reductions in the number of flare ups from 5+ to 2-4 (80%) and 1 (20%).

 

Reiki for Fibromyalgia- Reiki Box Method

Test results of the Reiki box for Fibromyalgia therapy showed overall 33% improvement in symptoms; complete elimination of Weight Gain, Depression, and Fibrofog as prominent symptoms; marked reduction in intensity for Fatigue, Fibrofog, and Depression; overall declines of medication usage from an average 8 to 3; reductions in the number of flare ups from 5+ to 2-4 (71%) and 1 (14%); and increases in 1-2 (52%) and 3-5 (29%)symptom-free days.

Recommendations

The results from this three month long international study suggest that both Reiki for Fibromyalgia methodologies have potential as treatments of Fibromyalgia. In each case, marked improvements can be seen even in the first few sessions. Moreover, over time, symptom relief stays consistent with less chaotic reoccurrences as compared to the group receiving no treatment.

It would seem, however, that the distant healing method is more adept at relieving physical symptoms such as pain and fatigue while the Reiki box is finer tuned to relief of mental and emotional concerns. Given these strengths, it is highly suggested that both methods be made available as part of a whole health healing program perhaps in conjunction with transpersonal resources such as meditations, guided imagery exercises, belief work, shadow work, etc. Such a program should be kept extremely flexible to meet the needs of the individual with the intention of encouraging healthy lifestyle choices, self understanding, and self care. 

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Tami Brady earned a BA and MA in Archeology and Heritage before turning her interests to alternative medicine (RP, RM, DD), largely due to her own experiences with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. Today she provides Whole Health Therapy sessions to help people with Fibromyalgia. More information about Tami, her Whole Health Therapy services, and her various publications can be found on her website at http://www.tami-brady.com.

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2
Sep

Reiki is natural healing with energy. Reiki heals by bringing in balance and harmony to those who embrace it. Everything and anything in this world is made up of different energy that vibrates at different frequencies. Because energy can not be destroyed, it remains in its constant state until it is converted.

Free techniques for Reiki self attunement allow one to replace negative energy with positive energy in order heal the mind, body, and soul.

Listed below are the 4 free techniques on how to self attune yourself to Reiki to better understand how simple and effective this energy healing can be.

1. Preparation to self attune yourself to Reiki is important. Meditation starting one week prior to your self attunement session is best. Meditation helps clear and relax the mind and body. It allows us to open up on a more spiritual level. One should also stop smoking and drinking alcohol one day prior to self attunement since these can cause blockage in the body.

2. On the day of self attunement, it is helpful to sit in a meditative position. Try and imagine all negative energies releasing from your body through your crown chakra. Your crown chakra is located at the top of your head. When I do this, sometimes I imagine an angel coming down with a bucket to collect my negative thoughts and energies and rid them from me. (Picturing an action like the angel works best for me.)

3. Mentally repeat to yourself which Reiki level you wish to be attuned. If you wish to start with Reiki Level 1, then repeat this to yourself and meditate on it.

4. Feel the Reiki level that you request enter through your crown chakra and flowing through each and every part of your body. It helps to picture this Reiki level as a white light. Enjoy the meditative feeling you are in for roughly 30 – 45 minutes. Once your whole body clears, you can ground yourself.

There are a lot more different techniques to Reiki self attunement. The above provides a brief lesson for someone interested in self attuning them self to Reiki. A person who embraces these techniques to heal themselves, will think clearer, and find that they have more energy to perform in their daily lives.

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There is much more information that is vital to becoming a Spiritual Reiki Master through Self Attunement, and I would like to share this information with you on my site: http://www.squidoo.com/certified-reiki-master-attunement-program. This information is important so I recommend you to take a look now!

I am a 31 year old woman who has been practicing Reiki for 5 years.

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1
Sep

If you are interested in becoming a Reiki Master through self attunement, but are wondering what the benefits of this energy healing are, you have come to the right place. There are many benefits of energy healing in Reiki. Although it is a simple process, self attuning to Reiki is extremely effective, and can benefit you and others for the rest of your life!

Listed below are the 5 major benefits of Reiki’s energy healing:

1. Reiki can create a deep relaxation and can aid the body in releasing stress and tension. When we are relaxed and stress-free, we are able to restore our natural ability to heal. By becoming a Reiki Master, not only could you help your own mind, body, and soul, but you will have the gift to help others.

2. Reiki can accelerate the bodies self healing ability. Reiki can help in the aid of many illnesses. Cancer patients are a large group of those who can benefit from this treatment. Reiki can aid in bringing the body back to balance after chemotherapy treatments are performed, which can enable the patient to have more energy and be less lethargic.

3. Reiki can help relieve headaches. I am a chronic migraine sufferer. Since I have started to self attune myself to Reiki, as well as the occasional visits to my Reiki Master, I have had less migraine headaches a year. Before practicing Reiki, I was up to 2 migraines per month. For those of you who suffer these terrible headaches, you know how relieved I must have been to have those migraines go from 2 per month to 1 every three months. For this alone, I continue practicing Reiki.

4. Reiki can support and raise the immune system. Releasing toxins from the body through Reiki helps boost the immune system. When we replace negative energy with positive energy, we are rebalancing our inner self helping the immune system to flow for efficiently.

5. Reiki can help aid in better sleep. I have always had problems sleeping, especially when I’m under stress. Before I go to sleep, I meditate and practice Reiki. Reiki relaxes the body and clears our heads so we can have a deep and peaceful sleep.

A Reiki energy healing can induce an extremely comfortable state of being that can bring alteration to our consciousness. It is a tool for use at any moment, any time, and anywhere for stress relief and quick energy. Although the above benefits of Reiki are just a taste of what one who engages in the power of becoming a Reiki Master through self attunement can prepare for, there is still much more fascinating facts of this spiritual art to learn.

 

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There is much more information that is vital to becoming a Spiritual Reiki Master through Self Attunement, and I would like to share this information with you on my site: http://www.squidoo.com/benefits-of-spiritual-reiki-healing. This information is important so I recommend you to take a look now!

I am a 31 year old woman who has been practicing Reiki for 5 years.

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