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Reiki as Preventative Medicine

Article by Angie Webster

Reiki is excellent to use as a healing method for illness and injury. It helps heal mental and emotional wounds and promotes deep inner peace. It can deepen our spirituality, regardless of our religious affiliation. It helps to create balance in our lives and smooth out the rough spots. However, Reiki is often neglected as a preventative method both when treating ourselves and others.

Reiki brings the body into a state of deep relaxation. It lowers blood pressure and heart rate and brings the breathing into a steady, calm rhythm. This state of relaxation is very important during illness or after injury, during periods of high stress or mental and emotional overwhelm.

But it is important to reach this deep level of relaxation on a regular basis, even when nothing extraordinary is happening. It keeps all our systems working in their upmost state of harmony, allowing energy to flow freely. This keeps the system as closely aligned as possible with its highest state of health.

Using Reiki to achieve this state of relaxation has the added benefit of infusing the system with the loving energy of healing. This energy flows throughout the body, the aura and the chakras. By stimulating the renewal of all the levels of existence and removing blockages, we allow for the person to more easily stay in good health.

Since Reiki works on all levels, it also encourages the peace to handle life’s difficulties as they come. This helps to keep stress low and the chakras clear. It greatly improves the flow of life, as things seem easier to cope with. The calmness of mind that comes with Reiki can make room for more creative thinking and problem solving.

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By regularly rebalancing the system, we prevent or prolong the onset of disease. And keeping a more peaceful state of mind may actually help to prevent injury by reducing tense muscles. Working more effectively with difficult situations lessens mental and emotional strain, as well as the physical problems associated with them.

Many illnesses are shown to be caused or contributed to by high stress levels. According the WebMD website, stress has been shown to worsen or increase risks with obesity, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, asthma, gastrointestinal disorders, and depression. It contributes to headaches, aging and even premature death.

Stress builds up in most everyone’s life as we go through our daily activities. Many people are overworked. Society promotes staying busy all the time and little value is put into rest and stillness. Without regularly releasing this in a healthy manner and creating new balance, we damage our bodies from the energetic level down to the physical level.

It is now known that everything we feel is recorded and stored at the molecular level throughout the body. It has also been shown that loving intention has an effect at the molecular level. Masaru Emoto’s studies of water molecules show that loving thoughts and words brought them into balance forming beautiful fractal patterns. Harsh thoughts and words brought disharmony and dissonance in the patterns the molecules formed. This shows how our thoughts and feelings can change us on a physical level. Balancing stress out with the loving energy of Reiki can help keep our molecules in a state of harmonious resonance.

We do our clients a great service by reminding them of the benefit of Reiki sessions for preventative and stress reduction purposes. We owe it to ourselves and our clients to give ourselves regular Reiki treatments for the same reason. In this way, we increase our ability to be available as clear and open channels for the Universal healing energy that is Reiki.

Angie Webster
Angie Webster

Angie Webster is a Reiki Master, Teacher, and Author. Angie’s primary focus is animal Reiki, which she adores. She teaches online classes on energy healing, flower essences, herbalism, and personal growth. Angie often works with nature healing and Earth healing, hoping to better understand our connection with Mother Earth. Angie is the author of Animal Reiki: How it Heals, Teaches & Reconnects Us with Nature and Reiki from A to Z. You can follow her at: angie-webster-healing.teachable.com and on Facebook (facebook.com/angiewebsterhealing).


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  • Raghu October 25, 2013, 12:47 pm

    Hello Ms. Angie,
    Greeting for the day.
    Good the learn about Reiki as preventive medicine.
    We as Reiki practitioners, on a daily basis heal ourselves for general health, well being and overall development of 5 bodies [aura]. This is more or less equal to a preventive action.
    In most cases, either on self or on others [clients], concentrated healing or problem specific symbols etc are used only when an issue is raised say a severe headache or high fever etc. i.e unless the experience is experienced the corrective healing is not occurred. I agree that for highly experienced practitioners who have gained some intuitive powers, can foresee what is coming through and prepare themselves using Reiki, but in most cases it is otherwise. Dont you agree ?
    I would suggest Reiki can be used as Prevention or Resolution of Social Causes say
    * Protecting girl child
    * Natural Calamities
    * Facility improvement for under privileged etc
    If many Reiki Channels join hands and heal social issues like these, I am sure to see a bright future for everyone satisfying the Reiki principle “Just for today, I will love, respect and be kind to all the creations of God”.
    Let me know your thoughts on this.
    King regards and divine love 🙂

  • Angie Webster October 25, 2013, 3:34 pm

    Yes I do agree that when many people join together with a loving intention, like Reiki, they can heal and protect in many situations. I have recently worked with large groups of people to send peace, Reiki and healing to crisis areas of the world, such as Syria and Fukushima. I believe it can transform a situation and purify our waters, soil, food, and our hearts and minds. Thank you for your comment.

  • Heather Robbins October 25, 2013, 6:20 pm

    Thankyou for your article. I am a Reiki Master on a quest to find an evidence base that shows effectiveness of Reiki. Can you help?? Please xx

    • Angie Webster October 25, 2013, 6:37 pm

      Heather, I have had pretty good luck with google searches for scientific studies on particular conditions and Reiki–MS and depression were ones I had no trouble finding. I am attaching a link to a fairly comprehensive article with links to studies done on Reiki.

  • linda October 27, 2013, 2:38 pm

    hi I had started having reiki to help me find peace and balance and was so in awe of reiki thet I have just completed level 1.It blows me away the feeling that I have when reiki has been given or received.Ialways knew there was more to life and this is it for me.Peace and Light to all

  • Neelam October 28, 2013, 6:25 am

    Dear Linda…
    An excellent article, expalining the root, the basics that build the foundation of completenes at all level Emotionally, Mentally, Physically, Spiritually . Very well written. Thanks

  • Neelam October 28, 2013, 6:27 am

    Sorry …the above comments are addressed to Angie Webster

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