Article by Astha Shrivastava
The human body is one of the most amazing and wonderful creations of the creator. How from a single cell, the most complex physical entity of the universe is formed is a magic in itself. A healthy state of the body and mind is a blessing and one must make every effort to achieve and maintain that.
However, wear-and-tear of the body is a natural and unpreventable phenomenon which all of us face in some way or the other. At this point body needs rest to recover and again start functioning normally. But when the degeneration is to a large extent, it causes severe discomfort and leads to a diseased state. One such disabling condition is arthritis where severe pain especially in knees and lower back affects the day-to-day life of a person.
Several medications are currently available for arthritis with variable benefits reported. However, in case of third and fourth stage disease with severe pain in knees, the ultimate option is the knee transplant which is suggested by nearly all doctors.
I encountered a severe case of third stage arthritis that developed pretty quickly and caused terrible pain and discomfort. It happened to my mother-in-law and the disabling effect was so much that she was not able to walk up to the washroom without help. All tests and x-rays were done and medications were started, and alternative treatments with ayurveda, homeopathy, physiotherapy were also applied to relieve the pain.
As a Reiki healer, I had full conviction that the healing will be faster when Reiki is applied along with the treatment. My mother-in-law religiously followed all her medications and was very supportive with Reiki treatment.
- I used to give Reiki to my mother-in-law daily with many master level symbols including DKM, Halu, Shamin and a symbol given to me by my guru, Merkabah.
- I recalled the action and power of each symbol in my mind, thanked the symbol and imagined it entering the spot and healing it gently and effectively. Every master level symbol and Karuna Reiki® symbol has immense power in itself that I have realized in these many years of healing.
- I also used a crystal sphere charged with the intention for removing the pain and negativity from the knee and recharged it daily for the purpose. When we give the intention of healing to a particular part of the body, the image of that part getting energy and healing itself is something that I have witnessed worked wonders. In arthritis, the lubricating fluid in the knee dries up and the cartilage that acts as a cushion between the bones degenerates causing them to rub against each other and friction affects the nerve endings causing immense pain. While giving Reiki to my mother-in-law, I used the intention of Reiki energy entering the affected area and the tissue getting repaired using this energy. I imagined the regeneration of layer of cartilage in the knee to prevent friction and also imagined the bruised end of the bones getting healed and covered.
- SHK and CHR were used excessively to empower the area of the knee and remove all blocks to restore balance. The body always wants to heal itself and knows how to do it; with Reiki it gets formidable support to get healed quickly and effectively.
In a matter of two months, my mother-in-law was feeling much better, her medication and other treatments went on for some time and during the course of time she again started walking without support and could do her routine work easily. She loves traveling and could again travel alone to relatives’ places and last year even went to Kedarnath for pilgrimage.
I thank God and Reiki for her recovery. This has been a learning experience for me too as when the energy is channeled to the body in a proper way the healing is better. Although it is correct that the energy will flow to the part where it is required and healing will happen, an intention supported with details of the condition helps a lot. I have also used this approach of healing in many cases of infections, back pain, ligament tears, eye injuries, etc and always got a wonderful result. Thus a basic knowledge of the human body, its organ system, physiology and diseases comes handy when giving Reiki healing for a particular condition.
Wishing love and light to all fellow healers, I am thankful to Reiki Rays for giving me an opportunity to share my experience on this remarkable platform.
Thank you, namaste.
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Astha is attuned to Reiki since 19 years and has started healing those in need since her first Reiki level in 2000. She achieved the grandmasters level 6 years ago and since then has been teaching Reiki to people. Being a Ph.D. in Biotechnology, she has a basic instinct of combining science with Reiki and utilizing the combination for the highest good of people. She firmly believes that the basic knowledge of how various tissue and organs of body function adds to the effect of energy healing. She has also expanded her Reiki boundaries to encompass Angel Reiki and Crystal Reiki. Astha also provides consultations to Reiki channels and seekers to help them grow in their practice. Currently, she features as a partner expert on lifepositive.com/therapist/asthashrivastava and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.