What it is and how it can help you
I have always known about energy work, I didn’t know what it was called, but my mom always did what we called “white light” she would visualize a white light and would send it to wherever I have pain and the magic was that it would go away. My mom went on to be attuned to Reiki while we were in England and I loved it. I even remember when I had my wisdom teeth removed the hospital had Reiki as an option for people who were in the hospital and when I asked the nurse told me that a lot of patients stated that they had less pain and feel that they healed quicker.
This has been my experience as well with a myriad of different energy techniques. So I have spent a fair amount of time learning several different ones. I have been attuned to the second level of Reiki. I have learned a little Christa energy some Chakra clearing techniques as well as just figuring things out for myself and trying my own things. I have my own ideas about the science behind it but I will leave that up to those that feel the desire to experiment. What has already been proven by scientists is that meditation is beneficial to your well being and like meditation when you receive Reiki or other energy work you quiet your mind and give it a much needed break.
Pamela Miles is a Reiki Master and practitioner since 1986, she works with the National Institute of Health (NIH), medical schools and hospitals to bring Reiki practice into conventional medicine, explains it very well in her article “How Reiki Helps” found here I highly recommend that you read the entire article. She discusses how Reiki triggers our parasympathetic nervous system, which puts our body into rest and digest mode, which is the bodies healing mode.The end result is that you feel rested, relaxed and often times you feel emotionally lighter and in less pain after receiving Reiki or another energy technique.