Reiki is gaining popularity every day as a stress and anxiety buster.  Gwyneth Paltrow, Cameron Diaz and other celebs swear by reiki.  As of 2014, more than 60 hospitals in the U.S. included Reiki as part of patient services, according to a UCLA study.  

Reiki is a Japanese energy healing technique that promotes relaxation and reduces emotional stress.  Reiki is not tied to any religion or nationality and works on the subtle energy body, our emotional guidance system. 

Reiki is the beautiful ability to heal oneself and others through universal life-force energy.  We all have access to life force energy, also called chi, that flows through everyone.  There are no contraindications for reiki.  

“Dressing and Sing (1998) found that among cancer patients, Reiki brought about significant levels of pain relief, anxiety and depression reduction, improvements in sleep quality, relaxation and general well-being. 

These benefits remained when checked after three months. 

Among abdominal hysterectomy patients, Reiki helped reduce pain and anxiety, particularly in a preoperative setting (Vitale and O’Conner, 1998).” Blog post

Research has found that 75- 90 % of primary care visits can be attributed to the effects of stress. After just twenty minutes of reiki, people with high blood pressure experienced a very significant drop in blood pressure in this study.

Does Distance Reiki work?  

Distance Reiki is one of many ways to link to and channel this energy for the healing benefit of others.  

Distance Reiki works according to an ancient principle called the Hermetic Law of Similarity, which holds that we are all connected, since we are all made of energy and are part of a larger whole.  Working with this law during a distance Reiki session allows the practitioner to link up to the energy field of the recipient.  

It doesn’t matter where the reiki practitioner or recipient of reiki is, as long as the person getting reiki can rest during the distance work.  I find people often notice a sensation of tingling in the exact spot on the body I’m sending reiki to.   

According to a recent study of stressed out software engineers, “Distance Reiki reduces perceived stress as compared with controls. The benefit of Distance Reiki is proven to be effective with five minutes healing daily over a brief period of twenty one days for software professionals.”

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Sara Lopez is a Holistic Therapist and Reiki Healer from Vermont, U.S. She is the founder of Empath Magic. The mission of Empath Magic is to inspire and motivate empaths to create focused transformation.