Reiki Healing

There are few conditions that affect your quality of life and ability to function as much as persistent back pain. Surgery, pain medications, or lifestyle changes may offer some relief, but they can come with potential risks or side effects and may just be short-term solutions. If you’ve struggled to find the right treatments to improve your back pain, you may want to consider trying the Japanese healing technique Reiki.

“Chronic back pain can take you down and color your whole world in a way that makes you feel miserable — it’s not a fun time,” says Victoria Bodner, a Reiki master who practices at the Center for Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.

“People with chronic back pain can get caught up in a pain cycle,” says Bodner. “They come in, and they’ve been in pain and taking pain relievers or using hot and cold to relieve it, but those things may actually excite the sympathetic ‘fight or flight’ nervous system,” she says. “That can keep people in a continuous pain spiral.”

Reiki: Breaking the Cycle of Pain

“When a person gets on the Reiki table, it can take some time for them to close their eyes, relax, and be able to break the pain cycle,” she says. “I start by putting my hands on the person’s feet while I ground myself. I connect with that person while I’m connecting with the earth and allowing the energy to flow through me,” says Bodner. “At some point I’ll hear them say, ‘Ahhh,’” she says.

How Michele Can Help

Michele is a holistic healer and a certified Reiki Master. In addition to Reiki she also practices several other healing therapies that go hand-in-hand with Reiki. She can help you raise your energy levels.

Michele can help to promote balance and healing. Reiki has been shown to be helpful for a variety of conditions, including: stress, anxiety, pain, headaches, fatigue, and insomnia.

One of the main benefits of Reiki is its ability to reduce stress. When we are stressed, our bodies are in a constant state of “fight or flight.” This means that our sympathetic nervous system is activated, which can lead to a variety of health problems. Reiki can help to activate the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for rest and relaxation. This can help to promote healing on all levels.

Reiki is a non-invasive and gentle therapy that can be used by people of all ages and Michele is a qualified and experienced practitioner.

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