One of the most widespread chronic health challenges that we face today is diabetes. Most have attributed it to the increasing rate of obesity, our more inactive lifestyles and ‘diabesity’. Diabetics encounter many challenges in their daily life and some seek alternate therapies to help them manage this multi-faceted condition. Studies support the ability of such therapies to reduce stress levels, with the potential to lower blood glucose levels.
Reiki (pronounced ray-kee) is an Eastern form of natural/energy healing that was practiced by Buddhist monks 2,500 years ago. The name is Japanese, originating from two characters—“rei,” which means universal, and “ki,” which means life force or energy. Thus, Reiki is a model in which practitioners access the “universal life force” to facilitate healing.
Stress often causes fluctuations in normal blood sugars. Receiving Reiki regularly through self-treatment or from a practitioner is the best way to help reduce the effects of stress on the physical body, especially the blood sugar.
Whenever there is stress, or some physical problem, one needs to place Reiki hands on the area and let the energy flow. Some do it at bedtime, just by placing the hands on the body and letting the energy flow. This will restore energy spent during the day and replenish reserves. The hands can also be placed over the solar plexus (stomach area) where the pancreas is located. This will nourish it and help to relieve any stress gathered there. This is an important area to treat anytime stress builds up.
During treatment it may be helpful to repeat, “I am calm, I am relaxed, I am in control” and then take a few deep breaths. Taking a few deep breaths can offset the release of stress hormones, allowing the blood sugar to remain balanced.
It has been seen that Diabetes, especially, Type 2 Diabetes can be treated well with Reiki healing therapies, as it can holistically make better use of your body cells by infusing positive energy in your body.
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