Would Nurses benefit from learning Reiki?
Reiki symbol ~ Cho-ku-rei
Benefits of Reiki for Patients
Most medical professionals are educated around the physical body, its skeletal, organ and circulation systems. There is another component to the human body which is the energy body or ‘auric field’ which is the energy that surrounds the body providing protection. This auric field acts as antennae for the body alerting it to possible danger and other environmental hazards as well as picking up loving and positive energy from others. When a patient is hospitalized, the energy body can pick up on all kinds of different energies that exist in a hospital environment. A Reiki treatment can keep the energy moving and add vitality to the energy body preventing some of the energetic ‘clutter’ from entering into the patient’s auric field and slowing the healing process.
For example, after surgery applying a Reiki treatment can enhance the patient’s ability to heal. When an invasive procedure is performed on a human body, the energy body is also affected. As a result the energy body can form a block or ‘scar tissue’ if you will, around the wounded area which prevents the natural flow of life force through the body. Energy has to move and where there is no movement, illness can occur. Applying a post-surgical Reiki treatment can remove these blocks and keep the energy moving through the energy body boosting the body’s ability to heal itself. The Reiki treatment can also close the area where the body was operated on keeping other energies from entering within the energy body.
When the life force of a body has a blockage or multiple of blockages, patients experience more anxiety, pain and depression. Being in the hospital is frightening for some which contributes to their feelings of angst. Nurses who are able to apply a Reiki treatment for a patient can assist in relieving the angst and keeping the patient calm during their hospital stay.
More information on Reiki
- 10 Clinical Trials Studying Benefits of Reiki
- Reiki healing health benefits
Reiki healing health benefits:This natural, holistic,complementary healing modality can restore and maintain your health by balancing the chakras and auras.It relieves stress and promotes relaxation.
- Center for Reiki Research
Research on Reiki for Medical Professionals
Reiki can benefit the families of patients.
Reiki not only benefits patients themselves but the families as well. Family members can experience just as much anxiety and frustration as the patient being treated, especially parents of small children who are hospitalized. A pediatric nurse can assist a frightened parent and apply a brief Reiki treatment to keep the energy flowing, allowing the parent to feel more relaxed and calm about the situation.
Nurses can apply Reiki treatments to themselves.
A great deal of a hospital nurse’s daily routine includes direct contact with patients through touch, speaking, and listening. Reiki is a great tool for a medical professional as being attuned to Reiki can enhance their intuitive abilities allowing them to see beyond what a patient is saying and what their physical symptoms are expressing.
Working in an environment where one is treating the ill and infirm can drain a person of their own vital energy if they are not taking care of their own health. There is so much expected of them from the patients, the patients’ families and the doctors. Nurses spend so much of their day giving their energy to others that oftentimes there is little left for themselves. It is no surprise that there is a high burn out rate for nurses especially those that work in the hospital setting. Being attuned to Reiki can allow the nurses to give themselves treatments keeping their own energy flowing and raising their own vibrations. A nurse must give themselves nurturing and keep their own physical health in order to have something to give to their patients. Reiki assists in replenishing energy depletion that can result from being a care taker.