When the immune system doesn’t function properly, so-called autoimmune diseases arise. As you know the immune system protects the body from invaders such as bacteria and invaders. However, when it overreacts to the extent that it doesn’t differentiate between external materials and the body’s own tissues and joints, different types of autoimmune diseases could occur.
Even though research regarding the effectiveness of Reiki on the immune system is lacking, there are many reports of cases in which patients reporting a reduction in symptoms after undergoing Reiki sessions. In this article, we will touch on three autoimmune diseases and how Reiki could help people with each disease.
Before that, let’s see what Reiki is as a complementary therapy and how it works.
Reiki is a non-invasive therapy originating from Japan. It is a hands-on energy healing technique in which the practitioner places his hands either directly on or hovers above the patient’s body. The belief is that the human body is an energy field in which energy can stagnate due to physical injury or possibly emotional pain. When energy blocks, the illness will arise. Reiki in short tries to clear these blocks and restore functions.
If you want to know more in detail about Reiki and what to expect during a Reiki session, read this article.
Please note that Reiki doesn’t replace medical treatment.
In lupus, the body’s immune system attacks the tissues and organs. It could cause inflammation affecting the joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart, and lungs.
Lupus signs and symptoms vary from case to case. While some people may experience the symptoms permanently, others may see the symptoms suddenly disappear for a while. There are also cases in which the symptoms get worse for a while and then improve. Anyway, the most common symptoms are :
As mentioned before, Reiki can also be performed without the therapist touching the patient. This is very important for lupus patients as pain from lupus can be very intense and even touching the body or skin is simply too painful.
Reiki can help with:
In MS, the body’s immune system attacks the central nervous system. In general, it starts in 1 of these 2 following ways: with individual relapses (attacks or exacerbations) or with gradual progression. (more than 8 out of every 10 people with MS are diagnosed with the relapsing-remitting type and just over 1 in 10 people with the condition experience gradually worsening of their symptoms.
Just like lupus, MS symptoms vary widely from person to person. Depending on which type of MS the person has the symptoms can come and go or steadily worsen over time. Anyway, the most common symptoms are :
Although little scientific research has been done about the effectiveness of Reiki on MS symptoms, there are many reports of people claiming improvement in their MS symptoms even after undergoing one Reiki session.
Some of the potential benefits that Reiki could offer for MS patients are :
Lyme disease is an illness transmitted to humans via the bite of blacklegged ticks. The bacterium causing the illness is known as Borrelia burgdorferi. According to a new study, this bacterium alters the immune system, causing it to attack the healthy cells in the human body.
Lyme disease causes a variety of symptoms including :
Some of the Reiki benefits for people with Lyme disease may include :
It is worth mentioning that Reiki doesn’t kill the Lyme disease bacteria, however, it may help improve its symptoms.
Yrma Wilson is a certified Reiki master practitioner with more than 31 years of experience that has helped hundreds of men, women, and children over her career.
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