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REIKI AND CANCER by guest blogger Emily Walsh

I'm pleased to persent this wonderful assessment of Reiki as a complement to medical treatments. Thank you to Emily Walsh for so successfully capturing the essence of this divine healing tool.

Studies Show Reiki Helps Humans and Animals Cope with Cancer

With the endorsement of medical professionals,such as Dr. Mehmet Oz, Reiki is becomine an increasingly well-known form of energy medicine. Developed by Mikao Usui in 1914 afater a mystical encounter, Reiki was first practiced by Usui and has been passed down through a lineage that continues to the present day. A form of healing and relaxation that balances the body's life force, Reiki strengthens the immune system, reduces stress, and helps the body heal itself. Its spiritual energy affects the body mentally, physically, and emotionally.

How Does Reiki Work?
The life force enrgy that flows in and around the physical body supports its cells and organs. When this subtle energy is blocked, the area that is obstructed functions less effectively and is prone to illness. These blockages can be caused by trauma or by negative thoughts and beliefs. Reiki not only restores the flow of energy, but it also raisesthe vibration of the energy field and infuses it with positive energy. This process removes toxins, promotes relaxation, and encourages healing. Reiki may be administered bith the hands slightly above the body , or it may be send by long distance.

How is Reiki Used?

Reiki is an effective way of keepng the body whole and healthy, thereby preventing disease and stress-related ailments. It can be used on everyone from infants to the elderly, and some practitioners specialize in giving Reiki treatments to animals. It may also reduce stressin caregivers and help to prevent stres-related illnesses.

Reiki has recently gained popularity as a complement to traditional medical protocol and has shown promise in reducing the side effects of cancer and chemotherapy. Recommended by the Amerian Cancer Society as an adjunct to standard care,Reiki is now being used to treat difficult cancers, such as mesothelioma (www.mesothelioma.com) -- an aggressive disease caused by asbestos exposure. Although not proven to extend meosthelioma life expectancy, it has shown promise in making patients more comfortable.


What Are the Results?

According to the law os physics, energy vibrates at different frequencis, emitting white light. The higher the frequency of vibration, the brighter the th elight is. When this energy is channeled with intetnion and intuition by trained practitioners, the subtle energy field around the body can be changed, releasing blockages and making it easier for the body to deal with trauma. As a result,the folloinwg benefits are frequently observed:
Improved sleep
Reduced fatigue
Overall sense of welll-being
Decrease in level of pain
Less anxiety and depressons
Sense of connection
Faster recovery from surgery or infections
Better circulation
Stronger immune system

Although Reiki is a spiritual practice,it requires no believe onthe part of the recipient. In fac,t even those who are skeptical may benefit from the one-on-onecontat with a caring practitioner. The power of stouch has already been shown to be an effective ingredient of good physical and mental health. Since Reiki treamtnts have virtually no negative side effects, it offers great potential with very little risk.

Emily Walsh is a native of Syracuse, N.Y. and spends much of her time advocating for cancer patients and writing about manyu topics that affect those suffering from this disease. She is
the Outreach Dirctor for the Mesothelioma Cancer Aliance and is dedicated to raising awareness about this rare, aggressive form of cancer.

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