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Reiki: It’s not Magic, It’s Science!

Article by Reiki Master Judy Camblor


It’s a word for energy that we all wish we had more of. In today’s world, we spend most of our lives rushing around without stopping to take a breather. We try dieting, exercise, meditation, drink lots of coffee and even sodas or energy drinks just to get our vital energy up so we can face every new day. Many of us often end up suffering from various forms of mental health issues as a result of depleted life force energy. Taking time to de-stress helps to improve our depleted vital life force energy.

When none of our efforts to increase our energy or our vitality are successful, it’s time to look beyond the conventional methods of self-treatment. It’s time take a look at how energy medicine or Reiki can help to restore the vital life force energy. It’s time to look a little deeper and figure out where our energy is being drained. Finding the source of the drain requires a bit of self-reflection. Or not. Maybe you know what it is draining your energy. Maybe you suspect a specific occurrence (work) or relation (family) is what is causing that drain, yet you’re not able to remedy it by just cutting it out of your life.

Energy medicine practices like Reiki, work with the chakra energy centers of the body which play a big role in helping us to restore vitality. We become so accustomed to running on empty that we often don’t even notice our depleted vitality until we feel the fatigue and discontent with our overall physical and mental health.

Our vitality is linked directly to the endocrine system which is directly linked to the energy body. Our physical energy levels are also directly connected to our mental health. Ever notice how some days you are ready to conquer the world, and other days you just want to crawl back into bed and shut out the same world you wanted to conquer yesterday? Did you notice your mental health that day? Did you notice that even though you knew you had a long list of things to do, your emotional health was pulling you back into bed or back to the couch? Have you ever asked yourself why emotional or mental health days seem to be more of a recurring event in our society?

The energy work performed during a Reiki session specifically assists in the balancing the chakra energy centers and is a great way to bring that desired vitality back into our lives by balancing our physical and mental energies. To express briefly, our chakra energy centers are all connected to each other and function together from the bottom up. When we feel stable (root), we are able to create (sacral); when we can create, we feel confident (solar plexus); when we are confident, love and harmony flow easily in our lives (heart); when we let love flow, we can communicate and express easily (throat); when our communication flows easily, our intuition is clear (third eye); and when our intuition is clear, we feel more divinely connected (crown).

Reiki: It’s not Magic, It’s Science!

Chakras and the Endocrine System

As you can see, when the vitality of life force energy is off balance in any one of these chakra energy centers, it can affect the rest of the chakras in the chain. This, in turn, creates an imbalance in our ability to handle stress and anxiety; mood swings can begin to occur; and, even sadness can invade our otherwise happy day. With time, the mental/emotional imbalance that is not treated can bring on physical manifestations of dis-ease such as headaches, unexplained fatigue, and sleeplessness just to name a few.

Regular medical checkups and a healthy lifestyle, contributes to keeping this well-oiled machine we call our bodies in shape. Receiving regular Reiki healing sessions helps to keep our energy body in shape. The physical body and the energy body work in harmony with each other. Dis-ease starts in the energy body before physical ailments begin to manifest. When you are under a prolonged period of stress, your body begins to react by first feeling anxious, then tightening of muscles in the neck or back, then finally producing intense headaches, for example.

Many peer-reviewed scientists have conducted experiments and written about the direct correlation between the physical and energy bodies. More specifically, they have been able to prove that, “…Reiki can reduce the stress response of the hearts in humans and animals.” The two main benefits reported by these studies have been the reduction of stress and the reduction of pain. “People who received weekly Reiki sessions of 30 minutes or more for a consecutive period of six weeks as part of a study reported having lasting effects for up to one year.” (“Reiki, the Scientific Evidence” (Fall 2011) Reiki News Magazine)

Reiki is a fantastic way to contribute to the health and vitality of your body, mind, and soul.

Wishing you a day full of Love and Light!

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Judy Camblor
Judy Camblor

Judy Camblor is a certified affiliate member of the International Center for Reiki Training as a Reiki Master/Teacher in the Usui Shiki Ryoho style of Reiki and is also certified in Crystal Healing. Her education in the holistic healing arts is a journey and a work-in-progress where she enjoys participating in all types of metaphysical training to share knowledge, awareness, and empowerment to all of her clients. Prior to becoming a Reiki Master/Teacher and Crystal Healer, Judy practiced as a spiritual-life counselor providing angel card readings. Judy has been treating adults, children, and pets with Reiki for almost ten years, and she has been authoring articles for Reiki Rays since 2013. Her home-based studio is located in Miami, Florida, where she lives with her daughter.
Judy can be reached via e-mail at Judy.LovingLight@hotmail.com; or through her website at www.LovingLightReiki.net.

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  • Chris September 25, 2018, 2:54 pm

    Administering caffeine and soda mode of boosting energy level bewildering said the least. Of course meditation certainly increase energy level, is proven. But bracketing all these contrasting stuff together lacks ambiguity. Reiki itself is a meditation and vice versa meditation concentrating on Reiki increases Reiki healing power.

    • Judy Camblor October 17, 2018, 2:10 am

      Chris, I’m not sure I’m understanding what you are trying to point out here. I don’t believe you are understanding the example I was attempting to convey in my article. I do not promote the use of caffeine or soda, I am instead offering an alternative to boosting a person’s physical energy through the use of Reiki. In my practice, meditation serves to ground and center through practicing pranayama breathing exercises. Thank you for your comment.

  • Norman W. Wilson, PhD. November 14, 2018, 3:48 am

    Hi Judy. Do you have any scientific studies later than 2011? A good deal can change in seven years. Namaste.

  • Nicola foster December 2, 2018, 6:03 pm
  • Leonard Thomas (MrT) May 14, 2019, 2:09 am

    Do you really want to know the truth about a healing system called Reiki?
    The Truth is that its current form it is a con, it is not spiritual why, the Spiritual side is Spiritual Gifts that are given to you into your Self Spiritual at the conception and not to the Physical.
    Nobody has done any research into the construction of the system rather, many people have developed their own systems and teachings that leads to it being full of Hypotheticals/ Assumptions, it is confusing and unreliable.
    Claims are made that it Universal Life Force Energy, it is not.
    The reality is that it is “the Frequency of Energy/ Vibration” and through a process of Affirmations followed by Attunements and Retention is how the system works. The reality can be tested either in person or at a distant. When testing for retention with hands over the Crown there may be a feeling of Warmth/ Heat or not being able to enter the Crown means that the Affirmations have been retained however if there is movement down through the Crown and into the body there is no retention.
    That is the basic fact about the system.
    What is it usefull for. It can remove all dis-ease from the Emotional and Physical.
    It can work with dis-ease’s that exists within all living systems where there are multiple Frequencies such as Cancer, PTSD, those who find it to upsetting to remain (suicide) etc.
    These actions lead to a sense of calm.
    Let me know if you are interested in learning more.
    Just remember that a test exists for those who claim to hold the Affirmations.

    Leonard Thomas (MrT)

  • Ben December 23, 2019, 4:32 am

    I wouldn’t use the word ‘science’ in this… I think Emily Rosa debunked this?

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