Reiki for ADHD

Have you ever heard of Reiki? (It’s pronounced ray key.)

Reiki is a Japanese form of energy healing. The practitioner connects your energy to Divine energy (whatever your definition of that is) and helps to rebalance and realign the energy in your body.

I know. It sounds very woo woo, but really it isn’t. It’s been around for almost a hundred years and first started in Japan by a Japanese doctor. It was brought to the United States after World War II. You can read more here.

Reiki has been compared to massage therapy, although the practitioner in Reiki does not always touch you. Most work is done close to your body without touching it, although at times the therapist may lay their hands on you.

Most people who experience a Reiki session report being very relaxed and calm afterwards.


Reiki for ADHD

A number of people who have ADHD have tried Reiki as an alternative treatment for their ADHD with positive results. Most find that they are able to concentrate and focus for several days after a treatment. In addition, they don’t experience all those monkeys in their brain chattering away.

There are no formal studies that have been done on the effects of Reiki on ADHD symptoms, but I personally believe that it’s worth a try.

I have Celiac disease, which means my body reacts violently and painfully if I ingest gluten. It takes about 12 – 24 hours to recover.

Once, several years ago, I accidentally ate something that I thought might have had gluten in it because I started getting the familiar stomach ache. I found an online Reiki group that claimed to do energy healing from a distance.

With nothing to lose, I made a request and then promptly forgot about it.

An hour or two later, I realized that I felt completely fine. No trace of any discomfort.

Was it Reiki? Was it my imagination?

Who knows?

I’m convinced it was the Reiki and if I ever get a chance, I’m going to try it for my ADHD.

By the way, Reiki is good for a lot of things, both mental and physical.

You can often find practitioners by visiting health food stores or places that offer traditional massage. The cost is typically what you would pay for a massage; in my experience, that’s about $1.00 an hour.

You can also do a search online for practitioners or search this site.

What do you think?

Would you give Reiki a try?

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