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anyone tried reiki or any other energy healing for mental health?

soulsearcher

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hey peeps so i was wondering has anyone tried reiki or any other energy healing for mental health illnesses?
 
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Whatever works for somebody, works. I would never scoff at anyone brave enough to try new things.... but, meh, I dunno.

It seems like a non-Christian version of the laying on of hands? It also reminded me of Mesmer. Would love to hear what you think.
 
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I have actually. I noticed that when you place your hands near different parts of the body, some would have more of a slight buzz more than the other. To realize this yourself, try spinning your finger to the speed that seems right. It’s part of sensing energy around you. Those with less energy have to be filled with more Reiki — which is basically another word for Chinese chi. Try it now if you want proof.

To do this, you would have to practice allowing to visualize a bright light into that area. Studying the different chakras help also, so take it easy. Placing your hands isn’t needed, but helps focus the energy to the right place. Eventually you might do it without it. Closing your eyes is a good practice to sense the energy well as you go.

A lot of progress has happened because of it. Studying other Eastern techniques such as Tai Chi or Zhan Zhuang can help also with that. Take care.
 
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Whatever works for somebody, works. I would never scoff at anyone brave enough to try new things.... but, meh, I dunno.

It seems like a non-Christian version of the laying on of hands? It also reminded me of Mesmer. Would love to hear what you think.
whats mesmer? never heard of it
 
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I have actually. I noticed that when you place your hands near different parts of the body, some would have more of a slight buzz more than the other. To realize this yourself, try spinning your finger to the speed that seems right. It’s part of sensing energy around you. Those with less energy have to be filled with more Reiki — which is basically another word for Chinese chi. Try it now if you want proof.

To do this, you would have to practice allowing to visualize a bright light into that area. Studying the different chakras help also, so take it easy. Placing your hands isn’t needed, but helps focus the energy to the right place. Eventually you might do it without it. Closing your eyes is a good practice to sense the energy well as you go.

A lot of progress has happened because of it. Studying other Eastern techniques such as Tai Chi or Zhan Zhuang can help also with that. Take care.
what is zhan zhuang?
 
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whats mesmer? never heard of it
Con man from old times.Franz Mesmer - Wikipedia
I have some doubts over any type of faith healing where they hover the hands over, or lightly touch the skin. There seem to be many versions of it. Heard sad stories of people who've gone to such healers hoping to be cured of serious ailments, physical and mental. I could see it activating the placebo effect / faith part of the brain which could work? Worth a try. There's been so many charlatans though.
 
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I had reki once or twice a month for around a year. It helped me for sure. I know everyone is different but I felt refreshed and renewed after a session. I would reccomend trying it
 
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Con man from old times.Franz Mesmer - Wikipedia
I have some doubts over any type of faith healing where they hover the hands over, or lightly touch the skin. There seem to be many versions of it. Heard sad stories of people who've gone to such healers hoping to be cured of serious ailments, physical and mental. I could see it activating the placebo effect / faith part of the brain which could work? Worth a try. There's been so many charlatans though.
yea its the charlatans that put me off

dont think ill try any energy healing, was curious to see if anyone has done it
 
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Never tried anything like that ... I think many of those type of things people feel better because of the relaxing atmosphere as much as anything else x
 
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yea its the charlatans that put me off

dont think ill try any energy healing, was curious to see if anyone has done it
Anything else you're thinking of trying, that's a bit "out there"? I'm all for "out there" stuff b.t.w. :dance:
 
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Never tried anything like that ... I think many of those type of things people feel better because of the relaxing atmosphere as much as anything else x
Good point !
 
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Never tried anything like that ... I think many of those type of things people feel better because of the relaxing atmosphere as much as anything else x
You make a good point

I do really wonder if reiki will help health mental health illnesses
 
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I've tried a secular version of meditation: mindfulness.
 
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