An Introduction to Alternative Therapies for MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Part II
5 Ways Reiki Can Help Ease Your MS Symptoms
Begin to Harness the Healing Power of Reiki in Controlling, Reducing, and Eliminating the Pain and Sensory Symptoms & Hormone Level Effects that Rule Your Life
If you’ve been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, you are likely on medication that will help slow the progression of the disease in your body.
But the medications probably don’t help you alleviate your symptoms.
And the fact is, many people with MS struggle on a daily basis in varying degrees with one or more of the following symptoms:
Tingling (that pins and needles feeling) throughout your body
Electric shock sensations when you make certain movements
Pain and swelling in your limbs, back, or torso
Weak, heavy legs
Impaired walking or loss of mobility
Inability to hold objects
Blurred or double vision, or other visual disturbances
Poor bladder or bowel control, or loss thereof
What’s more, you’ve probably noticed that…
Your MS symptoms worsen in situations where you’re under physical or mental stress.
Think about how you feel after being out in the extreme heat or after an argument with a loved one.
When your body is aggravated in some way, your symptoms become aggravated as well.
But I have some good news…
There’s a natural, non-invasive therapy involving only touch that might help alleviate your MS symptoms and leave you feeling significantly better.
It’s called Reiki.
Stay with me here because even though it sounds too good to be true, there is a reason that…
Reiki is being suggested and offered as a complementary treatment at various multiple sclerosis clinics and centers around the world.
And that reason is…
Reiki has worked to help many people feel better, where other treatments have only failed.
What is Reiki?
Reiki is a form of energy healing that may help boost your body’s ability to heal itself.
You see, being well isn’t just about adjusting the physical body and healing our bones, muscles, and tissues.
We all have energy flowing inside us. Think of it as our life force. You can even think of it as God’s energy or the Universe’s energy that is around us and also within us.
Well, some problems in the body can be related to blockages of those energy pathways, thanks to stress, trauma, or illness of the body or mind.
Reiki alters the flow of energy in and around your body to unblock it and promote healing within the body.
Here’s how it works…
Reiki practitioners use the healing energy radiating from their hands to guide the flow of healthy energy in a patient. This transfer of energy balances the patient’s internal life force, so that their body can do what it innately does best – heal itself.
What are the benefits of Reiki for MS patients?
Reiki improves healing on every level – physical, mental, and spiritual.
Here are 5 ways Reiki can help alleviate your MS symptoms.
#1. Reiki puts you into a state of deep relaxation so that your body can heal itself from the damage brought on by your illness, as well as the powerful medications used to treat it.
Think about it. When you experience a trauma or illness, your body fights to survive. This stimulates the “fight or flight” response. When you’re in a constant state of arousal and stress, your body cannot focus on restoration or healing.
Research shows that a single Reiki session may help regulate your autonomic nervous system, moving it from that “fight-or-flight” state to a “rest-and-digest” state, where you can finally begin to heal within.
#2. Reiki may reduce your stress level, lessening both the severity of your symptoms and the possibility of relapse.
A body that is constantly under stress operates in overdrive, increasing the likelihood of illness. Research suggests that Reiki may lower anxiety and stress, which would help you manage your symptoms and possibly prevent an attack.
#3. Reiki may help ease the pain you experience.
Studies have shown that Reiki treatments can change the way you experience physical and emotional pain associated with illness.
#4. Reiki may improve the functioning of your immune system.
When you have multiple sclerosis, your immune system stops working properly. It misidentifies the healthy protective sheath of your nerves as something that should be attacked, and then sets out to destroy it. By putting your body back into balance with Reiki, you may improve the signals your body sends and receives.
#5. Reiki may improve your mood.
Many of us suffering with MS are prone to depression as a result of being diagnosed with a chronic autoimmune illness. One study found that Reiki session recipients reported greater improvements in stress, depression, anxiety, and sleep.
Can Reiki cure my MS?
Reiki is an excellent supplement to conventional therapy. It is non-invasive, safe, and gentle. It can help with many conditions, such as MS, but should not be used in place of those conventional methods.
Can I do Reiki on my own?
You can, but you would need to be attuned by a Reiki master in order to channel this curative energy. However, once you have learned the basic principles and practices, you can do this daily!