"It is my opinion based on years of treating sports injuries
energetically, that if you do not use Reiki practice as part of the
healing practice you delay the healing process. In many cases
the healing process does naturally occur due to time and related
physical therapy interventions,but, the healing is enhanced greatly not just a little by the addition
of Reiki practice done by a certified Reiki practitioner. We all have
healing energy coming from our hands it is our birthright. The certified
Reiki practitioner has taken the steps necessary to unleash, through
proper Reiki initiations, the enhanced flow of this healing energy that
may have slowed down due to life trauma on 4 energy levels. Daily
adherence to self treatment and Reiki principles enhances the Reiki
practitioners birthright to be a better channel for the energy flow. I
strongly impress this with my students who train with me in Reiki.
Personally I have seen many people either heal after one treatment or after
a few Reiki sessions with me, have cancelled knee, shoulder and ankle
surgeries since the healing of their energy field enhanced the natural
healing ability of the body rendering the surgery unnecessary. Those
that have had to pursue surgical intervention have healed faster than
expected and required less pain medication to ease their discomfort. There have been many fomalized studies done on Reiki to try and educate a skeptical public that Reiki treatment does in fact work. Still it must be experienced to understand the power of it. I do have years of experience in the area of healing injuries
and illnesses and continue to accumulate success stories utilizing Reiki
practice. The most important being in the area of treating concussions. I have been treating neurological injuries for years not
only in my nursing practice, but, in my Reiki practice also. People who
commit to receiving weekly Reiki practice, and if they can distance Reiki in
between, have a greater decrease in symptoms from concussion. This way they can return to life "pre-concussion" sooner.
brains of deceased football players it has been found that there is a
build up of Tau protein in the brain which may contribute to the
troubling affect these players develop due to repeated TBI's . I am
working on getting a study started on short and long term effects of
continued Reiki treatment for TBI in Sports. My own personal
observations of the success of Reiki practice in helping concussion
recovery has lead me to embark on this important journey to mainstream
enlightenment." © 2015 Marybeth Lang
Marybeth McKinnon Lang R.N.
Traditional Reiki Master
Reiki for the Treatment of Concussions
By Marybeth McKinnon Lang RN
Traditional Reiki Master
Have you ever bumped your head while getting out of your car, and the pain makes you curse? It hurts, it hurts a lot. Fortunately when we get a bump on the head it tends to be on the surface, so it is the skull that takes the hit. Some fast rubbing of the area and maybe some ice, if you get an egg-like bump, can take care of it. Hopefully when we bump our heads the brain is not affected adversely, but, for the moment it does it hurt and can send us reeling into another personality we don't recognize.
Now let’s take this a little further. Imagine hitting your head so forcefully that you see stars or have an out-of-body experience where you are not really sure what just happened or where you are? This is more than just a head bump, this is an experience where the brain has been jostled intensely. This is a concussion.
What is the definition of a concussion? The Center for Disease Control defines a concussion as " a type of traumatic brain injury, or TBI caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Concussions can also occur from a fall or a blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth." The CDC goes on to say "Health care professionals may describe a concussion as a "mild" brain injury because concussions are usually not life threatening. Even so, their effects can be serious."
In recent years more attention has been given to the occurrence of concussions, especially in sports like Football, Soccer and Hockey. Any contact sport produces the propensity for concussion. So what can be done to help athletes and others who sustain concussions heal?
The conventional treatment is rest and prevention of further trauma to the head so that the cells will heal on their own. If there has been a bleed to the brain as the result of head injury, then surgery may be indicated. Most concussions don't seem to cause bleeding to the brain so surgery is fortunately not the indication. So what about the post-concussive symptoms? The headaches, the visual disturbances, dizziness, memory problems, transposing of numbers, and the list goes on. Rest is the conventional key of course. What most people are not aware of is a treatment that can help the body to achieve the rest it needs in order to heal properly. This treatment is Reiki therapy.
Reiki is a gentle yet powerful, hands treating of the energy field of the body. It stimulates the body's own natural healing abilities so that the jostled brain cells recover more rapidly than without Reiki. Reiki has been called medicine for the bio-field . It is. While receiving a Reiki treatment the existing energy field of your body is renewed and the relaxation response is stimulated . As the body relaxes, the innate ability of the body to heal naturally is heightened. Your physical body responds to this healing of the energy field by returning itself to a balanced state and with this you know you have found a key to feeling better.
Each person will have different symptoms from a concussion depending on many factors, some of which are age, force of impact or if they have sustained concussions previously. Whether it is your first or 5th concussion, Reiki goes to work helping to relieve concussion symptoms and heals on many levels.
Reiki practice has been utilized as a natural way to recover from illness and injury in the United States since 1973. Fortunately for all of us, the western medical world has become more accepting of alternative/complementary forms of healthcare. Reiki is now recognized by the American Nurses Association as an accepted form of nursing practice. Once you have experienced a Reiki session you will understand why. Since this is natural healing, one should keep up the practice of Reiki until your symptoms resolve which will be sooner and better than if you utilize rest only. Get with a Reiki program to help you heal from a concussion or take a class and learn how to help yourself heal better from trauma.
Healthy, focused and successful in life is what we want. Reiki can help us to achieve this.