Thursday, 28 November 2013

Does Reiki Work for Depression?

Using Reiki for Depression

Reiki therapy can be used deal powerfully with mental stress, feelings of failure, loneliness and very high expectations, which are some of the main causes of depression. Using Reiki for depression will speed up recovery in unimaginable ways. Depression can affect any individual irrespective of age and sex . Regular Reiki self healing can make anyone totally free from feelings of  helplessness, hopelessness and worthlessness and make life positive again. It may affect sleep, concentration, level of thinking, appetite and psychological condition. Reiki Treatment for depression can go a long way to get rid of this condition form its root.

Once you learn how to use Reiki to treat depression you can reduce anger and restless as well as unexplained pains like headache, stomachache, whole body pain and back pain. With Reiki depression treatment you can lower the risk of being addicted to drugs, alcohol etc. Reiki heals depression from its foot and can free anyone from suicidal thoughts. Reiki is very helpful as it can help anyone get rid from this condition faster when used along with regular medical treatment.  

Is Reiki good for depression?

Several researches have proved the positive effects of Reiki on depression. Primarily, Reiki reduces the mental stress, anxiety, depression and the pains associated with it.  The negative thoughts, emotions and feelings interrupt the flow of life force in your body. Reiki produces a good effect by dissolving the barrier in the flow of life force energy. In a spiritual way, Reiki will relieve mental depression and make the person lead a happy and prosperous life. 


Can Reiki treat and cure depression?

Reiki restore the normal condition of your body by using the universal energy to relax maximally. Relaxation improves the secretion of dopamine in your brain and make you to feel better. It also decreases the mental stress and harmonizes the secretion of Serotonin. Reiki treatment with other kinds of therapies produces better result. Several studies and researches has been done to establish that, Reiki is useful in treating and curing the depression.

You can find many studies done on Reiki and depression on the internet. Studies has revealed that, Reiki produces remarkable result on depression and its associated problems. Reiki induces relaxation and improves the mood, lowers physical symptoms like body pain, low back pain, head ache and stomach ache. 

How to use Reiki to treat depression?

A number of Reiki techniques are there to treat depression. Reiki symbols, positions, self healing methods, distance healing techniques all are highly useful in treating depression. These techniques help to nullify the effects of the negative thoughts, emotions and feelings and restores the usual flowing of the life force through out the body. 

Reiki treatment for depression.

You can use the following Reiki Symbols for depression. These are the holy healing symbols which improve the flow of life energy in the body:


  • Sei He Ki: This is one of the symbols used for the treatment of the depression. This symbol is used to heal mental and emotional illness. It is also used for protection, clearing, balancing and purification of mind. This symbol is very much useful in depression if it is related to problems in relationship. It also decreases the fear, anger and sadness. It is also used to purify the food, water and dissolves the impact of negative energy. You will release the negative emotions during the period of treatment by using this symbol. You need to take Reiki second degree training to be attuned to the power of this symbol. 
  • Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen: This distance Reiki symbol can be used across the room, across the country or any part of the world. This symbol is otherwise known as 'The awakened Heart' and is also part of the Reiki 2nd degree course.This symbol can heal the Karmic patterns and problems associated with it. It is helpful in relieving the mental and emotional pain as well as associated stress.
  • Dai Ko Myo: This symbol is helpful in healing at the soul level. The healing then manifests at other levels, hence this symbol works powerfully to decrease the problems associated with depression effectively. This symbol is taught in the Reiki 3rd degree course.

Reiki positions for depression

You can learn the Reiki hand positions for treating self & others. These Reiki positions are very helpful to relieve mental depression. In these positions the hands are placed on energy centers of the body known as the Chakras.


Due to the fact that endocrine system is influenced by these energy centers, when Reiki is given to the energy centers there is a balancing effect on the glands. When secretion by the glands is balanced, the body comes back into its natural healthy state.

  • Place hands on the back of the head and give Reiki. This will promote relaxation and get rid of headaches associated with depression. 
  • Gastrointestinal problems are often associated with depression. The gastrointestinal problems may include nausea, vomiting, stomach ache and indigestion. For these problems you can place your hands on the either sides of the navel or umbilicus and slightly to one side. Relief from these symptoms improves the health condition and helps to decrease the level of depression. 
  • For another specific symptoms of depression like muscle ache and headache, place hands across the shoulder blades (scapulae) at mid to upper point. This position will help you to get rid from muscle ache, head ache and also from the stomach ache. 
  • You can also place your hands across the lower ribs. This position impacts the kidneys. This position will improve the function of the adrenalin glands and ultimately change the mood to positive.
  • Read: Reiki Healing Boosts Immune System

You can find a number of testimonials on different Reiki websites to know about the effects of Reiki on depression. You can judge their feelings of joy from each and ever word written in their testimonials. If you know someone who is dealing with depression recommend them to learn Reiki while continuing medical treatment. This will help them a lot in getting back to good health. 

About the Author:Dr. Priyabrata Kalikinkar Ojha

Dr. Priyabrata is a physiotherapist from Bhubaneswar, Odisha. He has completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) from Utkal University, Odisha with honors in Alternative Medicines and Orthopedic Physiotherapy. He is also a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist and life time member of Manual Therapy Foundation of India (MTFI). He has interest in writing the articles on Physiotherapy and medical conditions as well as on alternative therapies like Reiki.