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Reiki for Mesothelioma & Cancers

Reiki is an alternative treatment with its roots in ancient Tibet. In the late 1930s, Mrs. Hawayo Takata brought it to the west. Since then it has passed on to others and it became a popular alternative therapy. It is based on the perception of universal energy. According to the Reiki practitioners, a spiritual energy can be channeled through the body to heal the patient’s spirit. It promotes self-healing and reflective relaxation.

The main aim of Reiki is to brace the energy flow through the body without being blocked. When the energy flow is blocked, it causes illness and pain. Removing the blockages boosts the body’s own powers to fight ailments and cures itself. Today, many doctors and healthcare professionals have accepted that Reiki can benefit people with cancer. Apart from the scientific evidence, there are many cancer patients who attest that Reiki makes an effective component of their cancer treatment plan.

There are three different levels of Reiki. A level 1 Reiki practitioner can perform hands-on technique while level 2 or 3 practitioners can also perform distance Reiki that is they can give life energy to someone who is not present in front of them. While only level 3 practitioners could teach new Reiki enthusiasts. Generally, the practitioners recommend three sessions of one hour each followed by a break, then three more sessions to the patients for the best consequences.

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How Does Reiki Help People with Mesothelioma?

Expected Cost For Reiki

Not just mesothelioma patients, but reputable organizations like the American Cancer Society accept the effectiveness of Reiki as a stress buster and relaxation technique. It reduces the pain associated with the progression of cancer. It successfully eases the side effects of the cancer treatments like weakness, nausea, anxiety and also quickens the patient’s recovery after the surgical treatments. Today, most of the healthcare facilities employ Reiki practitioners.

Ask your doctor or hospital if they have in-house Reiki practitioners. Many healthcare facilities offer these therapies for free of cost. If they don’t have, they can help you locate one. A Reiki session can charge you from $25 to $100 depending on the location. Some voluntary organizations offer it for free or reduced fees.

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Points To Remember

Scientifically, there is no evidence that establishes the direct relation between Reiki and cancer. However, there are many cancer patients who reported that it brings happiness, holistic improvements and reduces symptoms, making it a worthy complementary treatment for cancer. Reiki enthusiasts affirm that it is natural, effective and safe. However, it cannot cure cancer. Hence, when it comes to treating cancer like mesothelioma, go with what your doctor advices. Discuss the prospects of this therapy with him. Do not discontinue or replace your traditional treatment with Reiki. Before going for a session, do find out about the practitioner’s training and experience. One thing to remember, it is still a subject of research! Despite all these, it is surely going to help you fight cancer and its symptoms real hard.

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  6. https://nccih.nih.gov/health/reiki
Last Modified: Apr 14, 2017 @ 12:05 am

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