How Does Reiki Help Fibromyalgia Pain?
Millions of people are said to have fibromyalgia, however, it is not yet clear as to what causes this condition. Medical experts believe that repeated nerve stimulation may cause the changes in the brain and the way it behave in people suffering from fibromyalgia.
These changes may include having a higher level of brain chemicals known as the neurotransmitters, which is responsible for giving pain signals. Furthermore, some health experts believe that the pain receptors of people with fibromyalgia are more sensitive, which is why it reacts intensely to pain signals.
People who have fibromyalgia tend to experience pain in the connective tissues and this can be very devastating. Some patients would even feel all sorts of pain all over the body to the point that they will feel uncomfortable when a sheet is placed over their body during a therapy session.
Even though the therapy will involve gentle touches, patients can still feel pain and may not want to be touched. Patients are advised to inform their therapists before the session if they feel pain when touched. They can opt for light touch or no touch. In this case, the therapist will place his or her hand a few centimeters above your body while doing standard hand positions. Reiki practitioners will always make sure to prioritize the comfort of their patients.
By allowing the energy to flow through the body, the Reiki therapy can help people to detach or unplug from the pain that their body feels. Furthermore, Reiki can help to minimize the feeling of pain since fibromyalgia patients often have a heightened feeling of pain.
A lot of patients who have gone through the Reiki therapy have left the session without feeling any pain, while others have experienced a great reduction of the pain they felt. For instance, at the start of the session, they will rate their level of pain as 7 to 8. At the end of the session, they have reported that their pain intensity is only at 2.