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Reiki and Anxiety

As more people are starting to look for alternative treatment methods for their ailments rather than the traditional western medicine approach of medication, Reiki is growing in popularity. Reiki is a form of energy healing that focuses on ensuring that the body’s natural energy flows by keeping the body’s chakras open and balanced.

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is the body’s response to stress. It manifests itself as a feeling of worry, nervousness or fear, usually about something in your life with an uncertain outcome. It is completely natural. However, people with anxiety disorders may suffer these symptoms much or all of the time, which can become debilitating.

Symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder

One common type of anxiety is referred to as Generalized Anxiety Disorder. For people who suffer from anxiety, carrying on with everyday life can become difficult. Common symptoms of this anxiety disorder include:

  1. Trouble sleeping
  2. Tiring easily
  3. Irritability
  4. Trouble concentrating
  5. Feelings of restlessness
  6. Tense muscles
  7. Heightened nervousness

When someone has been suffering from these symptoms for a period of six or more months they are usually diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Once diagnosed they may be prescribed various medications to try to control their symptoms.

Can Reiki Help Anxiety?

Many people with generalized anxiety disorders find it difficult to relax, even when there are no stress factors present in their life. Reiki treatments are known to induce relaxation in patients during a Reiki session and in many cases this feeling lasts long after the session itself has ended.

Sufferers also have higher stress levels than most people and in many cases experience bouts of depression. Research into Reiki has shown that people who have undertaken treatments feel less depressed than they did prior to the treatment and report feeling less stressed.

The best thing about Reiki is that it is a noninvasive treatment that poses no risk to the patient and has no known side effects. This means that it can be used alongside any prescribed medications or therapies a sufferer may already be receiving.

Reduce Your Anxiety

If you are currently suffering from Anxiety and would like to see how Reiki can be used to improve your quality of life, book a session now.

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