Ask Reiki Rays Podcast #21: How Does Reiki Help in Treating Autism?

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Treating Autism

Ask your own question here, and find the transcript for this podcast below.

Question by Shimah:

How does Reiki help specifically in treating autism?

Answer by Angie Webster:

Hi.

This is Angie Webster with Reiki Rays.

While there is currently no known cure for autism, Reiki can be a great tool in the treatment of autism.

Reiki is a therapy that helps to bring balance and ease to the person receiving it, regardless of their condition.

The ways that Reiki can benefit someone with autism are: easing anxiety and bringing greater calm, helping to bring better sleep quality, soothing the nervous system, soothing the digestive system, bringing greater overall relaxation to both the mind  and the body, and easing tight muscles.
One of the great things about using Reiki as a tool in the treatment of autism is that it can be used either hands on or with the hands slightly above the body. Some people may even prefer to receive Reiki from across the room or even at a greater distance and with Reiki, you always have that flexibility.

You can also modify the treatment each time as needed. For example, you may need to start at the feet instead of the head, or some other position, or do whatever is most appropriate for the child in that instance.

Pay attention to what seems to be right for them and follow their lead each time as this will make each Reiki session the most beneficial for them.

Regular Reiki treatments will be the most beneficial, so either having a regular Reiki therapist or a parent in the house who is attuned can be very useful.

Reiki can be a great tool to help cope with some of that challenges that can arise with autism, bringing greater balance and easing distress, soothing and relieving physical aliments. The child and the parent may both decide to become attuned to the first level of Reiki themselves at some point, so that they can always have this tool available, without having to wait for an appointment when an immediate need arises.

Thank you for your question and I hope this has been helpful. Many Blessings to you. Namaste.

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