Reiki Healing Touch

Are you aware of the fact that our body contains more energy than it actually uses to carry out its activities? Now, let me make a point! I am not talking about the physical energy that we utilize, but about the healing energy which is unseen to us but for sure, is felt by us. This invisible energy is what we call the “life force energy”. The concept of healing energy is well explained by the Japanese technique – Reiki. The word can be divided into two halves: Rei means “The Higher power” and ki means “life energy”. Precisely, it is a spiritually guided life force energy. The basic idea projected by reiki healing touch is that self healing is the path of salvation from ailments.

Reiki: Healing Energy

Therapies use tools and medications for treatment of ailments. But reiki healing therapy uses the energy of the body. Energy that drives our body can be both free-flowing and stagnant. This therapy uses the power of mind to govern the energies of the body and bring it under control. In due course of time, this therapy works wonders in enhancing the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. We all are aware of a simple truth of life: A relaxed mind leads to a rejuvenated body. This is how a person feels after undergoing a reiki therapy session. A session usually has the reiki practitioner who first seeks the permission of the patient to cure him (here the permission is for the mental confidence and trust of the patient on the practitioner). And then, the reiki practitioner starts with the reiki session with his hands moving over the chakras of the body, aiding in rejuvenating them with sufficient energy. He often makes use of reiki symbols in reiki therapy and massage. In fact, people suffering from chronic ailments like cancer, autoimmune diseases and multiple sclerosis take the aid of these therapy sessions to alleviate the pain. Mental concerns, addiction to drugs, anxiety, panic attacks and destructive habits (like smoking and abusing alcohol) can be treated effectively with reiki healing touch therapy.

Before a person learns about reiki or is keen on attending a reiki therapy session, he is required to know about the chakras. So what are these chakras after all? Chakra is a Sanskrit word that means “wheels”. A wheel which we identify physically is what spins around its fixed axis, slow or fast. But there are similar wheels found in our body too (not physically but as energies). Our body contains 7 major chakras and each one is closely associated with an organ of our body. Below listed are the 7 major chakras.

ChakraLocationOrgansPurposeInformation containedPhysical ailmentsEmotional issuesSpiritual Lesson
Root chakraBase of spineCovers the entire spinal column, kidneys, legs, feet, rectum and immune systemKinesthetic feelings and movementContains instincts, sense of touch, carnal pleasures, pain, superstitions and familial beliefssciatica, lower back pain, varicose veins, rectal tumors, weakened immune system and depressionself-esteem, survival, family, security and survivalmaterial and worldly lessons
Navel/Sacral chakraLower abdomen (Below navel)Contains sexual organs, stomach, upper intestines, gallbladder, liver, spleen, pancreas, middle spine and adrenal glandsEnhances fertility and emotional connectionContains emotional feelings (joy, anger, fear, love etc..), controlling patterns, duality and magnetismUrinary infections and disorders, weak libido and pelvic painmoney, sex, power, control, creativity, negative feelings (like guilt and blame)Creativity, Manifestation, Valuing relationships and learning to “let go” of past without losing on the lessons
Solar plexus chakraBack of stomach (in solar plexus)Covers upper abdomen, umbilicus to rib cage, liver, middle spine, spleen, kidney, adrenals, small intestines and stomachEnhancing maturity in understanding the emotional aspect of lifeContains personality, consciousness of self within the universe (sense of belonging), self-esteemStomach ulcers, intestinal tumors, diabetes, pancreatitis, indigestion, anorexia/bulimia, hepatitis, cirrhosis, adrenal imbalances, arthritis, colon diseasesLoss of self-esteem, fear of rejection, overly sensitive to criticism, indecisivenessLearning to love oneself, respect oneself
Heart ChakraLocated in the center of the chestContains heart, circulatory system, blood, lungs, rib cage, diaphragm, thymus, breasts, esophagus, shoulders, arms, handsEmpowerment of self emotionallyContains connection of love through “love strings” with the people we adore and loveCardiovascular conditions, asthma, lung and breast cancers, thoracic spine, pneumoniaLove, compassion, confidence, inspiration, hope, despair, hate, envy, fear, jealousy, anger, generosityHumility to forgive, unconditional love, trust and compassion
Throat chakraLocated in the neck region (throat)Covers throat, thyroid glands, trachea, neck vertebrae, mouth, teeth, gums, esophagus, parathyroid, hyperthalemusResponsibility for actions taken by selfContains self-knowledge, truth, attitude, sense of hearing, taste and smellSore throat, mouth ulcers, scoliosis, swollen glands, thyroid dysfunctions, laryngitis, gum or tooth problems, TMJ disordersPersonal expression, creativity, addiction, criticism, faith, lack of authorityConfession and absolute surrender to divine force
Third eye (forehead) chakraLocated right in the center of foreheadCovers brain, neurological system, eyes, ears, nose, pituitary, pineal glandsMind development, insight and actions directed by ideasContains clear vision (symbolic or literal), wisdom, intuition, intellectBrain tumors, strokes, blindness, deafness, seizures, learning disabilities, spinal dysfunctions, panic and depressionFear of truth, discipline, emotional intelligence, concept of reality, confusion and judgmentThinking with open mind and creating a reality check point for self
Crown chakraLocated at top of headCovers the top center of the head and the midline above the earsIntuitive knowing and connecting to spiritualityContains duality, magnetism, emotional feelings (joy, anger, fear) and controlling patternsMystical depression, diseases of the muscular system, skeletal system and the skin, chronic exhaustion, over sensitivity to light, sound and surrounding environmentDiscovery of the divine, Lack of purpose and direction, loss of meaning or identity, trust, selflessness, humanitarianism, foresight, devotion, inspiration, values and ethicsSpirituality

*Please note:

  • Crown chakra is the most powerful chakra and is not much disturbed even in course of curing ailments, pertaining to any side effects.
  • Reiki treatment should be done only by a reiki practitioner and that is the best and the only way. The reiki healing hands of your teacher will initiate the therapy for you.

Now you know how the reiki healing energy helps in stimulating the chakras as each chakra associates with various organs of our body. There are many audio CDs on reiki healing music available in the market. Reiki music serves as an excellent means of inducing sleep. After all, a peaceful sleep plays a major role in enhancing immune system. Deuter’s Reiki Hands of light is an excellent musical CD which contains soothing musical notes that will aid in complete relaxation of the mind and the body. I am suggesting this musical from my personal experience and it has absolutely worked for me.

Reiki is a huge subject and every aspect of reiki cannot be covered in a single day. So wait for more, readers! Will be back with more interesting facts and finds on this subject, in my next article!

Healing Properties of Rhodochrosite

Did You Know?

Wearing a rhodochrosite bracelet or bead necklace that goes over your heart area is believed to be the best way to reap its health benefits.Despite gold being a natural choice for making jewelry, we often find people flaunting jewelry made from rhodochrosite gemstones and crystals. Well, this new trend has been attributed to the healing powers of rhodochrosite that provide long-term health benefits. Irrespective of the way rhodochrosite crystals are worn – in a pendant, bracelet, or bead necklace – they are believed to have high medicinal value.

Rhodochrosite is a reddish-pink colored gemstone that is known to arouse the passion of love. Also known as the stone of love, it is thought to have a positive influence on the love life of the wearer. This high-energy stone helps to promote healthy relationships. The positive energy of rhodochrosite also helps to inculcate and retain good qualities such as kindness, forgiveness, compassion, and tolerance. It boosts self-confidence and creativity, imparts greater self-esteem, improves focus, and even gives a spiritual uplift as it allows you to connect with your inner self. All these are thought to be metaphysical properties of this gemstone that one may experience by wearing jewelry made from rhodochrosite.

Healing Powers of Rhodochrosite

Its beautiful color might be a visual treat, but what attracts people to rhodochrosite are its healing properties. Here are a few of the health benefits that you can get if you wear this gemstone.

☑ Provides Emotional Stability

Wearing rhodochrosite can help to uplift moods and keep depression at bay. In fact, with rhodochrosite, it is very difficult to go into depression, as the gemstone is said to ward off negativity and instill a feeling of cheerfulness. You feel optimistic and carry a positive attitude towards life. It also provides clarity of thought and gives inner peace.

The healing powers of rhodochrosite can also help to ease anxiety, that has become common in today’s stress-ridden lifestyle. It relieves tension and helps to enhance your emotional well-being. It is thus, often referred to as the antianxiety stone. People who are always on the edge are likely to benefit by wearing rhodochrosite jewelry.☑ Controls Blood Pressure

The therapeutic properties of rhodochrosite can also work wonders to regulate blood pressure. The use of rhodochrosite is found to be beneficial in the treatment of high blood pressure. So wearing rhodochrosite jewelry may contribute in normalizing blood pressure.☑ Improves Blood Circulation

Apart from relieving stress, rhodochrosite has a positive impact on blood flow. Its ability to increase blood flow helps improve blood circulation throughout the body. In short, if you are going to wear rhodochrosite jewelry, it may help maintain proper blood circulation in the body.☑ Good for Kidneys

Wearing rhodochrosite jewelry may provide a positive influence on the kidneys. The gemstone is said to detoxify the kidneys. This in turn may help to improve kidney function and the task of cleansing the blood will be carried out more effectively. So, apart from eating healthy foods, use of rhodochrosite may help to boost kidney health.☑ Normalizes Thyroid Function

Traditionally, rhodochrosite has been recognized as a treatment for thyroid problems. So, if you wear jewelry made from rhodochrosite gemstones and crystals, it may make your thyroid system better. In other words, it may help to control symptoms associated with thyroid dysfunction.☑ Helps to Manage Withdrawal Symptoms

On leaving addictions one is bound to experience withdrawal symptoms. Use of rhodochrosite helps to effectively deal with these withdrawal symptoms, especially those associated with nervous system stimulants, such as products containing caffeine.☑ Improves Eyesight

As the gemstone is believed to stimulate and cleanse blood circulation throughout the body, this may be useful in correcting vision problems. Thus, people with poor eyesight may benefit from using rhodochrosite jewelry.☑ Alleviates Respiratory Problems

Rhodochrosite may ‘rescue’ people suffering from respiratory ailments. Historically, it has been used to relieve asthmatic symptoms and is believed to assist your body to filter out the irritants of the respiratory tract.

Apart from these speculated health benefits, rhodrochrosite users are believed to have less intestinal problems. Topical application of gem elixir made from rhodochrosite may also help to nourish the skin.

A pertinent point to note here is that rhodochrosite benefits are not endorsed by the medical fraternity, and as such there is no scientific evidence that prove their healing properties. So, before using it as an alternate or complimentary therapy for pre-existing medical conditions, you need to consult your health care provider.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is solely for educating the reader. It is not intended to be a substitute for the advice of a medical expert.