Self-Care For Adopted People and Families of Adoption-Loss
Dr. Oz talks about the Power of Reiki.
“I know firsthand the amazing miracles we can achieve with modern Western medicine,” Oz said on an episode of his program, “but I also know that for centuries, people around the world have developed alternative therapies to treat the body, mind, and the soul.”
Reiki is also known to be an effective non-evasive method to decrease and even stop pain attributed to diseases and physical disorders. In October of 2005, Harvard Medical School reported that they integrated “Healing Touch Therapy,” which was aimed “to change the body’s ‘energy fields’ into their cardiac care practices.” They also reported that several studies of such treatments “have shown positive results in people hospitalized for heart trouble.” Other medical journals recently stated the positive effects of Reiki and well-known Dr. Oz has been quoted as saying, “Reiki has become sought-after healing art among patients and mainstream professionals.” Numerous hospitals, medical clinics and hospice programs such as Columbia University Medical Center, Yale New Haven Hospital, and John Hopkins Integrative Medicine and Digestive Center, use Reiki as part of care.
Reported Reiki Benefits:
*Adapts to needs of recipient
*Helps meditative states
*Promotes personal awareness
*Enhances spiritual connection
*Fosters natural self-healing
*Relaxes and reduces stress
*Balances energies in the body
*Relieves pain and discomfort
In 2007, I unexpectedly felt heat flowing through my hands and arms and I could sense energy from others. After researching the topic, I learned that working with this energy is called Reiki and its purpose is to clear away energy blockages that can disrupt one’s health and well-being. A Reiki Master from the direct lineage of Master Mikao Usui, the founder of the spiritual and complementary healing process, gave me my first attunement that year. As a Reiki Master, my purpose is to clear away energy blockages so that clients can feel clear to access their authentic power. Reiki allows soothing life force energy to run through chakra stations to aide in physical, emotional, mental and/or spiritual recovery. When the body’s energy field is out of balance—sometimes due to fear, guilt or stress—the inability to draw on these energy wheels can create dis-ease, and if not addressed—or at least acknowledged, can manifest into diseases. As I use Reiki energy to clear away the blockages and balance the body, clients feel a sense of comfort and peace.