Friday, 7 November 2014

Can Reiki Heal Arthritis?

My Experience of Reiki for Arthritis



As I journey towards my Reiki Second Level attunement today, I thought it would be quite interesting to recount my experiences with Reiki as a Level One practitioner. For those unfamiliar with the healing benefits of a Reiki Level One practitioner, well, the practitioner primarily is able to address physical ailments through touch healing.

I shared this blessing of being a channel for the infinite source of universal energy to flow and address physical ailments, with my mother-in-law. Considering the sanctity with which women adhere to maintaining the anonymity of their age, I shall describe her as a working woman that has seen the marriage of 3 daughters and is a grandparent to an 8 year old. During the past few months she has been diagnosed with Osteoarthritis in the knees. Being an active individual this condition has been a painful irritant in her daily routine.

In osteoarthritis, the cartilage, which acts as a shock absorber, gradually wears away, thus losing its elasticity. A stiff cartilage becomes easily damaged and the tendons and ligaments stretch painfully. In its extremity, the cartilage, unable to protect the bones from rubbing against each other brings on intense pain.

Her visit to a fine orthopaedic had led to the diagnosis a few months ago. Medication was prescribed along with certain physiotherapy exercises. But, as his won’t in this busy city and along with the many demands on ones’ time, adhering to the prescribed regimen and medication on a consistent basis is quite challenging. Many of you might have been prone to this. She had introduced certain changes in travelling to and from work that had brought her relief. But, they helped only to a degree.

On the day I offered her Reiki across all the seven chakras, she had complained of cramps in her legs starting below her knee extending all the way to the toes, along with pain in the knees. Post the Reiki session she expressed many benefits, but staying on the topic of relief from arthritis, she recounted that during the Reiki session she experienced flow of blood into her legs. In her words, “It felt blocked over there earlier.” She reported a sensation of lightness in her knee that had replaced the earlier pain. Later she went on to display her increased agility in both legs by folding her legs at the knee joint, without feeling any pain, and flexing her toes, both of which she couldn't do earlier.

So, can Reiki heal Arthritis? Reiki can heal Arthritis. I believe that accepting Reiki healing consistently, along with the prescribed regimen and medication of the doctor, could help reverse the condition of Osteoarthritis towards complete wellness rapidly. I have been able to practice only this one session of Reiki on her and at times she still recounts its benefits. I shall document other experiences that I have felt, or patients have expressed over the coming days.


Paul Thoppil
Level 2 Reiki Practitioner
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