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Many people who have been sick or have suffered an injury from a fall or an accident sometimes expect their recovery to be very swift. When they do not receive the fastest relief possible they get discouraged. They are supposed to heal quickly (or so the drug advertisements say). Right?

If the slow pace of your healing process has got you down then there could be numerous explanations for that, and some of this can be self-inflicted by accident. Here’s some suggestions for you.

Missed Visits:

If you are supposed to be seeing your family doctor, a specialist or an alternative care practitioner (such as a chiropractor) on a regular basis and have missed some appointments then this could slow down the rate at which your recovery is taking place. The recommendations of medical professionals are based on the results seen in other people who have similar health conditions and challenges.

Each one of your visits builds on the one before. If you have been absent for an appointment (or two, or three) then that may stall your healing. Consistency is required to create the momentum that is a necessary element of the healing process.

Lacking Resolve:

Resolve is the determination needed to accomplish something. It is determination that is firm and strong, as opposed to being flimsy and weak. Healing is a process that does not take place over night and it varies from one individual to another. When you lack resolve it can take longer for you to get better and sometimes even slide back!

Outside Interference:

There may be things you are doing that are impeding your progress that you do not realize are interfering with your body’s ability to heal itself properly. For instance, if you are over exerting yourself this can slow the rate at which you heal. Repetitive motions can also affect your body’s rate of recuperation, as can heavy lifting and other motions that you have been cautioned not to do. You need to listen carefully to your healthcare practitioner and then follow through!

Self Sabotage:

Nobody wants to believe that they could be sabotaging their own efforts to heal but perhaps you are and you do not even realize it. There are a number of choices you could be making for your lifestyle that could be inhibiting your optimal level of health and wellness.

Are you being proactive when it comes to what you do after you leave your doctor’s office? To put it another way, are you doing everything necessary to support the care that you receive from your healthcare provider?  Perhaps you will told that you should change your diet, drink more water, get more exercise or get more rest. If you are not doing what you were strongly recommended to do then this is a form of self sabotage.

Be aware that carrying too much weight on your body and the use of tobacco can diminish your ability to recuperate in a swift manner. If this is you then stop adversely affecting your recovery by sabotaging your efforts.

Some ailments are stubborn to leave our body, but given the right nutrients and habits our bodies are wonderful machines to help us recover – just make sure you’re giving it the right environment to fix itself.


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Reiki energy is the life force which is a spiritual healing tradition that is used in many areas throughout the world.

It is because we all have life force flowing through us that we are alive. Life force is within the physical body of every person and travels through pathways known as meridians, nadis and chakras. It is also all around us in what is often described as our aura or our field of energy. It is important to be aware that the life force flowing inside of you and surrounding you is very much tuned into your thoughts and your feelings.

What Does Reiki Mean?

Reiki derives from a Japanese word that means “healing.” The “Rei” part of the word Reiki stands for “spiritual” or “universal” while the “Ki” part of the word means “life force energy.” In the western world most individuals think of Reiki as a universal energy or as universal life force energy. It is universal energy as opposed to personal or individual energy that is responsible for Reiki healing.

A Reiki treatment is often described as a “laying on of hands.” If you decide that you would like to visit a Reiki practitioner then find one who is certified, well trained, and preferably experienced in the practice. This ensures the safety of both the patient and the practitioner.

What is a Reiki Treatment Like?

At the start of a Reiki treatment the patient is instructed to lie down on a padded table that affords plenty of comfort for the back. The patient (or client) is fully clothed. The Reiki practitioner carefully uses his hands to run through a series of positions that are designed to transfer energy from his hands to the patient’s body. The practitioner will begin by lightly resting his hands on the patient’s head (or in some cases the practitioner’s hands will rest above the patient’s head). He will do this for a period of three to five minutes. The sequence of hand positions will be repeatedly systematically as the practitioner works his way down the patient’s body, ending at the feet. A full Reiki treatment takes approximately an hour to complete.

The patient should feel energy flowing into his body almost immediately after the practitioner has gotten started. It may be felt as a heat or cold sensation or it could just feel like a strange feeling that has never been experienced before and is difficult to explain.

Reiki is believed to be its most effective for healing when it is performed very soon after a trauma has taken place, whether it be a mental shock that has occurred or a physical illness or injury.

What is Reiki Energy?

Reiki energy is not experienced in exactly the same way by every person who undergoes treatment. Every person has a different pattern of energy that is unique to them. This is one of the many things that make one person different from another. It is comparable to DNA and fingerprints. A pattern of energy is often referred to as personal vibrations. Please be aware that the energy pattern of human beings is not the same as the energy patterns that other species exhibit.

To learn more about what Reiki therapy has to offer you, please visit these websites:



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Reiki is an alternative therapy that makes use of ancient healing energy techniques to bring about more vitality and a healthier human being.

Reiki treatment can be used to increase your personal energy as well as to build resilience and strength. It can modify the mindset to reflect the positive and can provide more insight into your inner self. The healing energy of Reiki can give way to an intense and often immediate feeling of deep relaxation and calmness which can automatically reduce the stress load that a person is carrying.

Reiki is a type of healing treatment that got its start in Japan in the 20th century. The word “Reiki” means “spiritual or soul energy.”  It was created by Buddhist Sensei Mikao Usui. Practitioners of the therapy believe that it can be effectively used to unblock spiritual and/or emotional blocks that are the root causes of sickness.

The practice of Reiki is believed to have the ability to heal an individual by way of the energy that flows from the practitioner’s hands. It is universal life energy that fuels Reiki. The healing therapy works on the causes of a disease as opposed to the symptoms of it.

Is Reiki a Healing Therapy for Everyone?

The effects of Reiki will be very subtle for the person who is healthy in most respects, including physically, mentally, socially and spiritually. However most people have an area of weakness and one that causes them some level of discomfort and grief. For that reason, Reiki can benefit practically everyone at some point in their lives.

The individual is the one that must be willing to accept and use the energy that is transferred during a Reiki treatment. Energy cannot be transferred if a Reiki treatment does not take place. The Reiki experience is not the same for everyone. Some people will experience it in a very subtle manner and will wonder if anything happened at all while other people will find that the effect is truly profound and amazing.

Reiki is often thought of as intelligent energy because it responds to healing at the highest possible level, which is to say the spiritual core of a human being. It is very much a spiritual practice because it deals with energy or what many may refer to as the spirit of a person. A treatment by a Reiki practitioner is not the same as a massage as there is no manipulation of tissues and no pressure exerted on the body whatsoever.

Learn more about the practice of Reiki in part two of this series.


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