During a Reiki session, muscles are relaxed, and energy flow is unblocked. This helps reduce physical tension and pain. Anxiety and stress also are reduced, helping to unblock and release emotional pain. Although you may not be completely pain-free, you feel relaxed, refreshed, and better able to cope with your condition.
Benefits of Hypnosis
Benefits of Reflexology
Whilst it is not yet fully understood how reflexology addresses the management of pain, current opinion suggests that it works on the neurological system through the release of endogenous opioids. It has been argued that the stress response is an important factor in pain conditions and that pain modulation is vital in order to reduce natural killer cell activity in immune-suppressing diseases, such as cancer. Whilst there is still a paucity of data for pain as a specific outcome measure in reflexology research, some have assessed the effects on anxiety which is an important factor related to the stress response.
Benefits of Massage
Massage (or muscular therapy) gets to the root of the pain by relaxing tense muscles and increasing flexibility. Massage also encourages blood flow to the affected muscles, which can bring increase oxygen and nutrients,. All of this activity reduces swelling and stiffness and increases flexibility to help eliminate pain. Muscular therapy also releases endorphins and boosts your levels of serotonin and dopamine, all hormones your body produces to help you feel good, promote healing and pain management, and calm your nerves.
Benefits of Reiki
Because many aches & pains are affected to your mental attitude and emotional state Reiki is a wonderful therapy for pain management.
“A [recent] issue of the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine reviewed 66 clinical trials on biofield therapies,” says Julie Kusiak, MA, a Reiki practitioner in the integrative medicine department at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich. The authors of the review concluded that there was strong evidence that biofield therapies help reduce the intensity of pain in general and moderate evidence that these therapies help reduce the intensity of pain for people who are hospitalized or who have cancer, Kusiak says.