Reiki is a healing technique that originated in Japan. It is very relaxing as it balances the body’s energy flow and energy centers. It is similar in its goal to acupuncture and ayurvedic medicine but without needing things from the outside (needles or herbs) to be put into the body. It restores the body’s own internal power to normal levels so the body can heal itself. It helps the body let go of stuck negative emotions and stress that may be expressing as physical tension. For many people it is more relaxing than a massage because it helps muscles to let go of tension on their own rather than having a masseuse try to force the muscles to relax from the outside. Patients have experienced physical, emotional, mental and spiritual benefits from receiving Reiki. We are blessed to receive Reiki sessions from Kelli Whitesides who takes great care of everyone who works in the office.
My experience with Reiki has opened my mind and changed my life. Below is a brief narrative of my experience:
For 7 years I had been experiencing left knee and hip pain. Initially it was just after exercising. Eventually the left hip hurt nearly all of the time that I was on my feet. Being a Doctor who specializes in musculo-skeletal problems, I did everything I could on my own, and went to every specialist I could think of to try and resolve my problem. I eventually came to the conclusion that it must be coming from my foot; the shape of my foot was causing my knee and hip to misalign and this is why they hurt…. (or so I thought). I had some orthotics made. Then I made my own orthotics. By fine tuning my orthotics I was able to improve my pain by 90%. It was still there most of the time, mostly just as an annoyance. However, if I went without the orthotics, for even 5 minutes, my hip would start to burn with pain.
In the spring of 2012 I was introduced to Reiki. I was familiar with energy work, but it seemed too esoteric and immaterial to be really powerful. My view was quickly changed after just a few Reiki sessions when my 7 years of hip and knee pain where gone. In fact, the shift was so sudden that the day after one of my sessions I felt that my orthotic was actually bothering me. I took it out and have not used it since and have not had any pain.
There was a block in the energy flow to the left side of my body. This energy block was causing my left leg muscles to be overly tight. These tight muscles were causing my knee and hip to misalign when I moved and this was the cause of the pain. Reiki restored the normal energy flow to my leg, the muscles relaxed and normal movement patterns were able to happen. Normal motion = no more pain. I was amazed that an emotional issue could change the energy flow in my body and create what seemed like just a mechanical issue. Not only did Reiki help me physically, but emotionally and spiritually as well. I am more at peace now thanks to Reiki. It is so relaxing. I think of Reiki like a massage of the body’s energy system. I have found Reiki to be one of the most effective things that a person can do for their overall wellness. There are physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual benefits to Reiki. By balancing the body’s energy it really does affect everything else. Everything about us starts on the energetic level, and Reiki is a liberation of the body’s energy system so we can reach our full potential.
I highly recommend Reiki for every person; Dr. Christensen.