So how do we manage the toll stress has on our daily lives and what healing practices can we incorporate into our lives to effectively address our chronic stress and anxiety? Traditional medicines and energetic healing practices use a holistic lens for viewing each individual and always address the body, mind, and spirit to create an inner peace and homeostasis. One of the beautiful aspects of Traditional Chinese Medicine theory is that there is no separation between the mind and spirit. The “Shen” often translated as “Spirit or Mind” is housed within the energy of the heart. In fact, in Chinese medicine theory there is no separation between the heart and the mind, they coexist and are interdependent. This is why when we become stressed and feel anxious our heart and mind are affected with symptoms such as palpitations, heart fluttering, shortness of breath, and high emotions such as agitation, mental restlessness, foggy mind and confusion, dream disturbed sleep and insomnia.
In addition to acupuncture treatments, another effective modality for stress and anxiety reduction is with Reiki, a Japanese energy healing method. Reiki is defined as “universal life force energy” that flows through all living things and can be used in any situation where there is a desire for and openness to healing.
A Reiki session consists of gentle laying of the hands on the body in various places from head to toe. Reiki, the energy of life force, flows through the hands of the practitioner to the receiver. It’s a quiet, powerful, nurturing and gentle light-touch healing modality that works on the whole person, by enhancing and supporting the natural healing mechanisms of the physical body, mind, spirit and human biofield with the intention of greater balance, harmony and well being for the recipient.
Reiki has many beneficial effects including pain relief, stress and anxiety reduction, deeper relaxation, hormone regulation, soothing of tight muscles, shifting energetic blockages, promoting general well being, enhancing the immune system, accelerating healing, heightened intuition and providing mental-emotional healing.
To experience Reiki, or book in for an acupuncture session please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
Wishing you all peace of body, mind and spirit with a joyful heart and mind.
By Awny Rael LAc. and Reiki Master