:mellow: i am skeptical about many things and was about this form of alternative healing before i experienced it's miraculous abilities in person and became a level 2 practitioner.. to sum up my past 10 years ive been in chronic pain diagnosed with Chrons disease, a herniated disc in my spine, knee problems that required surgery and have left me in chronic pain, high blood pressure which i was on meds for was running 180/115 when i was relaxed, my immune system was SHOT, all anyone would have to do would be look at me and i got sick, severe anxiety disorder, emotional blocks (wasnt able to express my emotions freely), with the exception of the latter i was in constant pain for 10 solid years.. docs had me on muscle relaxers, pain killers, they tried EVERYTHING to get rid of the pain i was having and failed.. most every night was spent leaning against a wall screaming and crying from the pain of the chrons, and my back issues made it impossible to function.. and there was the other issues the blood pressure, my immune system and anxiety.. NOTHING western medicine did helped me.. a friend suggested that i study on Reiki healing and i was skeptical... but i looked into it and found it intriguing.. Reiki can never harm you, you can never get too much Reiki energy, it has no side effects like medications do, and from what i was reading it had been known to bring about miracle cures.. i was desperate! wanted to learn to do Reiki myself for both my own healing IF it worked and to try to bring some healing to a relative with cancer.. through a miraculous chain of events i was accepted into a class (even though i had no money the teachers made special arrangements with me) and in may i attended the certification spent two days learning how Reiki works and being attuned to it. I am now a certified level 2 practitioner and will NEVER regret going to take this class... i can personally swear by the healing that Reiki can bring.. those two days i was at the class the students gave eachother reiki as practice, we each had two sessions and two atunements by our Reiki masters. Reiki is not simply TAUGHT in a way you can go and read a book and wow instant Reiki practitioner.. it is unique in that it can only be taught by a Reiki master teaching the student hands on.. the reason being is because it is unique in healing methods.. the Reiki energy is awakened in the student by the master through a process called atunement, it can NOT be taught any other way, it is essentially passed down in the atunements, which awaken the student to the Reiki energy.. there is no other way to learn it.. no home study course, just teacher awakening the energy in the student.. anyway after the atunements and the two sessions i received i noticed that the symptoms of the chrons and ALL the pain in my body started fading.. by the 2nd day after the sessions it was completely gone.. now this ISNT a fluke.. ive suffered this for 10 years solid without a break in it, 24/7 , 365 days a year.. well ive been free of the pain in my back, knees, and from the chrons now for almost 2 months solid.. my immune system has recovered amazingly.. my whole family who i was in contact with the whole time living in the same home ALL got strep infections (technically i should have as my 10 year old was drinking out of my glass even when i told her NOT to ) but i was the ONLY one who escaped the strep infection and that is a true miracle :blink: the way my immune system was over the last few years i had strep repeatedly, every time i went out and spent time in public i came home with a throat infection.. after doing self treatments and having another do reiki on me it managed to bypass me and affect everyone else in the house...NOW my family is begging me to do Reiki for them to prevent such things or fend them off LOL guess it's kind of made believers of them too seeing whats happened with me.. My grandad has been bugging me to Reiki EVERYTHING! job situations etc.. and he is Mr.I Don't Believe ANYTHING... blood pressure wise i am officially no longer on the medication since i returned from the reiki certification.. my bp is down to 120/85 and im under alot of stress! my doctor shook his head and said whatever im doing to KEEP doing it and i just grinned and said i do reiki self treatments and receive them from a friend who does it.. im also now off my anti anxiety meds... i was having several attacks a day before learning to relax with reiki and meditation.. and do the treatments.. i was on both ativan and xanax before hand.. now i am off both and coping much better.. went from having several attacks a day down to maybe one or two a week and those i can control.. :blink:now i am a TRUE skeptic but this is absolutely amazing and i HAVE to share this with everyone on the HEAL board.. ive dealt with western medicine for 10 years and had no luck.. gave alternative healing/ Reiki a try and ive got my life back.. and YES my emotional blocks are gone.. im healing emotionally and am able to expression my emotions now where as it was difficult before.. some of the uses for Reiki are: Medical issues/physical healing, Emotional healing, healing relationships, coping with stress, relaxation, healing issues in our past, overcoming addictions, overcoming learning disabilities, losing weight, depression, anxiety, lending energy to any job or project we're working on, its good for people, animals and plants, YES you can have reiki done on your pets too! This form of healing is a TRUE miracle and i can not say enough about it.. i have been doing distance sessions for those im close to and they are reporting improvements too.. Has anyone else here had any experience with Reiki? :blink: It's made a believer out of a complete skeptic..