Reiki Share for Chronic Pain with Brooke Chang Reiki Therapy

Topic: Reiki Share for Chronic Pain
Date & Time: Thursday, October 15, 2020 from 6:00 – 7:00 (PDT), 7:00 – 8:00 (MDT), 8:00 – 9:00 (CDT), or 9:00 – 10:00 (EDT)
Online: Please provide your email address for your Google Meet invitation at: Contact Form

Do you suffer from Chronic pain? Chronic pain may be mild or excruciating, and it can also occur continuously or sporadically. Chronic pain is often described as “burning,” “shooting,” “electrical,” or “aching,” and it can be accompanied by stiffness, soreness, tightness, and discomfort. Over time, it can lead to fatigue, moodiness, or sleeplessness. Chronic pain affects more than 100 million Americans. Join Brooke Chang, Certified Reiki Master online for Reiki Distant Healing, Holistic Spiritual Counseling & Healing, and Crystal Healing Therapy for chronic pain management.

Voluntary donations in any amount are appreciated, and $10 is recommended. Your donations will go to an organization involved in chronic pain research and education. We accept Paypal, Venmo, Google Pay, Zelle, Square Cash App, and personal checks for your donations. This Reiki Share is intended to support like-minded people for individual and community healing. Reiki therapy is a non-invasive therapy that helps with the management of chronic pain and health conditions, depression, anxiety, fatigue, and feeling more peaceful and calm. We ask that all discussions during Reiki Share to be kept confidential. Please do not share identities of participants or personal details from our discussions.

What is Reiki Therapy? Reiki therapy is a technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing of the body, emotions, mind and spirit. Reiki is a natural, safe, non-invasive, and gentle “complementary” therapy that activates the parasympathetic nervous system to heal body, mind, and spirit. Reiki therapy works directly to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system by creating a sense of calm and relaxation within your body. Reiki therapy is used in many US Hospitals.

Reiki therapy treatments are beneficial for most pain and illnesses, and the management of chronic pain and health conditions. Please see: “Reiki and Chronic Pain: Can Reiki Help Provide Comfort for the Chronic Pain Epidemic?” Reiki therapy works effectively in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery. Reiki therapy also can be administered at a distance called Reiki Distant Healing. Please see “The Science Behind Reiki Distant Healing.”

Brooke Chang has been a certified Reiki Master since 2016, and was trained at the International Center for Reiki Training.  She has been practicing Reiki Therapy, Holistic Spiritual Counseling, and Crystal Healing Therapy since 2012.  Brooke is a certified Oncology (cancer) Reiki practitioner, who provides Reiki therapy treatments at the Comprehensive Cancer Center, Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, CA.  She also provides Reiki Therapy for your beloved animal companions. Hope to see you at this Reiki Share!

Please contact Brooke Chang Certified Reiki Master for questions about this Reiki Share event at (951) 821-0825, brookechangreiki@outlook.com, or Contact Form. Please see Available Services and Deals and Special Offers at Brooke Chang Reiki Therapy(Copyright 2020 Wan Brooke Chang with All Rights Served)

Can Reiki Help Speed Healing After Surgery?

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Article by the International Association of Reiki Practitioners
 
Every surgical procedure takes a toll on the body, whether it is a minor laparoscopic procedure or a major surgery. After the procedure is complete, it will take time for the individual to heal. Until healing is complete, the individual cannot return to his or her normal life. In order to speed the recovery, surgical patients often spend time resting, taking medication or participating in various types of therapy. Some people may also schedule Reiki sessions with the goal of encouraging the body to heal more quickly.


The Stress of Surgery

Surgery affects the body in many ways. Some of the most notable effects of surgery include:

Short-term effects of anesthesia.
The short-term effects of anesthesia may include drowsiness, sore throat, nausea, confusion, itching and chills. Most people experience these symptoms most intensely on the day of surgery, but symptoms can linger for some individuals.

Long-term effects of anesthesia.
Some studies have shown that exposure to anesthesia may possibly affect the risk of various complications in some cases, including heart problems, even after the individual has recovered. One study showed a possible increase in the risk of death for up to two years following a surgical procedure. Risks are more pronounced for people who spend more time under anesthesia.

Surgically-induced stress response.
Following surgery or any other severe trauma, various hormonal and metabolic changes occur in the body in response to the stress.

Limited mobility or function during recovery.
During the recovery process, individuals who have undergone surgery are often instructed to restrict their movement or avoid certain activities. As time goes on, the individual is able to regain more of his or her normal function, depending on how well the surgical site heals.

Complications.
After every surgical procedure, there is always a risk for complications, including post-surgical infections, problems with the incision and more. During recovery, surgical patients follow doctors’ instructions carefully to avoid these complications.

How Reiki After Surgery Can Help

Research studies have shown that Reiki offers a number of different benefits, some of which may be beneficial to people who are recovering from a surgical procedure.

  1. Reiki may reduce anxiety before and after surgery.

Multiple research studies have explored the possibility of using Reiki to help patients who are preparing for or recovering from surgery. These studies have shown that people who participate in Reiki sessions before and after surgery are less likely to feel anxious than those who do not. Because anxiety may inhibit the healing process, it stands to reason that reducing anxiety through Reiki sessions may be beneficial to the healing process.

  1. Reiki may help prevent or reduce depression after surgery.

Depression is a common issue experienced by patients following surgery, especially if the surgery was complex or requires a long, painful recovery period. People who are struggling with depression are less likely to follow doctors’ orders and may therefore experience a more difficult, slower healing process. Failing to comply with a doctor’s instructions may also raise the risk of post-surgical complications. Studies have shown that Reiki may reduce depression and help people to feel more optimistic. Thus, people who participate in Reiki sessions after surgery may be less likely to feel depressed and more likely to be proactive in their recovery.

  1. Reiki may reduce stress levels.

Stress causes inflammation to build up in the body, which may delay healing. Research shows that people who participate in Reiki sessions report feeling less stressed and more relaxed. People who have undergone a surgical procedure may be able to use Reiki to reduce their stress levels and encourage faster healing.

  1. Reiki may improve the quality of sleep. 

When the body is trying to heal from an injury, trauma or surgical procedure, good quality sleep is essential. Reiki produces feelings of relaxation for many clients, and people often report that they notice improved sleep quality after beginning Reiki therapy.

  1. Reiki may reduce sensations of pain.

Pain is incredibly common after surgery. If the pain is severe, it may even slow the healing process by preventing the individual from participating in physical activity necessary to promote recovery. However, Reiki may reduce sensations of pain following surgery. In fact, one study showed that women who had undergone a hysterectomy experienced less pain during recovery if they participated in Reiki sessions before and after the procedure.

Is Reiki Safe after Surgery?

Reiki is completely noninvasive. During a Reiki session, the practitioner places his or her hands gently on the client in specific positions in order to encourage the proper flow of the client’s own ki or chi  energy. In some cases, the practitioner may not need to touch the client at all. Thus, Reiki should not pose any risk of complications or side effects for patients who have recently undergone surgery. In addition, it can be used in combination with any other type of therapy, rehabilitation or medication the individual may need to aid his or her recovery.

Reiki after surgery is safe.

That being said, it is essential for people who have undergone surgery to follow their doctor’s instructions carefully. Reiki is never a substitute for medical treatment after surgery, but it can be used to supplement this treatment and aid in the healing process. If you choose to participate in Reiki sessions, make sure that your practitioner knows that you have recently had surgery so that he or she can make the appropriate accommodations.

Finding a Reiki Practitioner

Based on the results of research, as well as anecdotal reports for Reiki clients, people who have recently undergone surgery may benefit from Reiki sessions. If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of Reiki, the first step is to learn more about Reiki and its uses, you can find a wealth of articles at the IARP web site. You can also search for a Reiki Practitioner in your area, anywhere in the world, at the IARP web site https://iarp.org

**This article appeared in The Reiki Times, the official magazine of the International Association of Reiki Professionals.

Please contact Brooke Chang Certified Reiki Master for a consultation or appointment at (951) 821-0825, brookechangreiki@outlook.com, or Contact Form. Brooke Chang Reiki Therapy is located in Rancho Mirage, CA.  Please see Available Services  and Deals and Special Offers at Brooke Chang Reiki Therapy.

Coronavirus/Covid-19 Crisis Fatigue: What is Really Happening

Article by Reiki Master Brooke Chang

In spiritual/emotional healing practice, we observe, control, and release our thoughts within our Ego mind. Many practice Reiki, meditation, yoga, and mindfulness. The Ego mind can be sneaky, and can operate unconsciously outside of our control. This is particularly true during this unprecedented Coronavirus/Covid-19 Pandemic within our lifetime that is completely outside of our control.

The neurobiology of the brain unconsciously controls our physical responses within our bodies when we experience fear. Within the past five months, many have felt agitation, anxiety, insomnia, sleep disturbances, lethargy, malaise, fatigue, and roller coaster of emotions. When the Ego mind experiences fear, the sympathetic nervous system is stimulated unconsciously within our bodies when adrenaline, and cortisol stress hormones are released, also known as “Fight or Flight”. The brain’s emotional center, the Amygdala also is activated, and we no longer operate within the Prefrontal Cortex where rational thought, decision making, and moderation of social behavior occurs. For these reasons, we experienced the above symptoms.

In addition to these neurobiological responses, the Ego mind also comes into play. The Ego mind deals with fear and trauma through suppression, repression, or expression. Suppression is the conscious pushing down of feelings. Repression is the unconscious pushing down of feelings due to guilt, shame, or fear over these feelings. Expression is the vented, verbalized, stated in body language, group demonstrations, or dumping of negative feelings onto others.

The Ego mind uses denial and projection as part of its suppression, repression, and expression. Denial is used to avoid reality because it is outside of our control and too difficult to face. Projection is believing feelings we experience belong to others. The Ego mind then finds justifications to reinforce these projections. Blame is then placed on people, events, things, political and social conditions, etc. We blame the fear we experience as the fault of the government, politicians, the media, and justify this by pointing to the poor job of our government, and inconsistent media coverage, etc.

In fact, this fear is within us caused by repressed and suppressed fears from earlier in our life, and the current viral pandemic is merely a trigger of this fear within. One way of determining where the fear or negative emotion lies is by observing who is reacting to the situation. For example, if a disagreement arises between two people, observe who is upset, yelling, melting down, and acting out. Whoever is reacting negatively, the fear or other negative emotions lies within them. The disagreement is only a trigger and that individual’s Ego mind’s justification to release these negative emotions.

This is why spiritual/emotional healing practice is so critical during this viral pandemic, and why we must be vigilant in observing our Ego mind and its reactions to what is truly happening within us. Healing begins within us, and when we become aware of what is really happening, we can help our world and country heal their divisions and conflicts.

Please contact Brooke Chang Certified Reiki Master for a consultation or appointment at (951) 821-0825, Brookechangreiki@outlook.com, or Contact Form. Please see Available Services and Deals and Special Offers at Brooke Chang Reiki Therapy. (Copyright 2020 Wan Brooke Chang with All Rights Reserved; No redistribution and copying of this article without express permission)

Reiki Share for Coronavirus/Covid-19 Crisis Fatigue

Topic: Reiki Share for Coronavirus/Covid-19 Crisis Fatigue
Date & Time: Thursday, September 10, 2020 from 6:00 – 7:00 (PDT), 7:00 – 8:00 (MDT), 8:00 – 9:00 (CDT), or 9:00 – 10:00 (EDT)
Online: Please provide your email address for your Google Meet invitation at: Contact Form

Tired of the Coronavirus/Covid-19 crisis? Has staying home, unemployment, or caring for your children around the clock taken a toll? After six months of the Coronavirus/Covid-19 crisis, everyone is experiencing its negative effects. Join Brooke Chang, Certified Reiki Master online for Reiki Distant Healing, Holistic Spiritual Counseling & Healing, and Crystal Healing Therapy. Voluntary donations in any amount are appreciated, and $10 is recommended. Your donations will go to organizations fighting the Coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic. We accept Paypal, Google Pay, Zelle, Venmo, Square Cash App, and personal checks for your donations.

This Reiki Share is intended to support like-minded people for individual and community healing. Reiki therapy helps with insomnia, agitation, depression, fatigue, lethargy, malaise, anxiety, roller coaster of emotions, and feeling more peaceful and calm. We ask that all discussions during Reiki Share to be kept confidential. Please do not share identities of participants or personal details from our discussions.

What is Reiki Therapy? Reiki therapy is a technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing of the body, emotions, mind and spirit. Reiki is a natural, safe, and gentle “complementary” therapy that activates the parasympathetic nervous system to heal body, mind, and spirit. Reiki therapy works directly to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system by creating a sense of calm and relaxation within your body. Reiki therapy is used in many US Hospitals. Please see “Reiki in the Clinical Setting.”

Reiki therapy also can be administered at a distance called Reiki Distant Healing. Please see “The Science Behind Reiki Distant Healing.” Reiki treatments are beneficial for most pain and illnesses, and the management of chronic pain and health conditions. Reiki therapy also works effectively in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.

Brooke Chang has been a certified Reiki Master since 2016, and was trained at the International Center for Reiki Training.  She has been practicing Reiki Therapy, spiritual counseling, and Crystal Healing Therapy since 2012.  Brooke is a certified Oncology (cancer) Reiki practitioner, who provides Reiki treatments at the Comprehensive Cancer Center, Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, CA.  She also provides Reiki Therapy for your beloved animal companions. Hope to see you at the Reiki Share!

Please contact Brooke Chang Certified Reiki Master for questions about this Reiki Share event at (951) 821-0825, brookechangreiki@outlook.com, or Contact Form. Please see Available Services and Deals and Special Offers at Brooke Chang Reiki Therapy. (Copyright 2020 Wan Brooke Chang with All Rights Served)

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