Reiki: An Option For Those With IBS

Living with IBS can be difficult. You always have to know where the bathroom is. You never know when constipation, diarrhea, or abdominal cramping will get in the way of your day. There are a lot of treatment options for IBS, but some of them can cause side effects, and no single solution works for everyone. If you've been struggling to find a protocol that works to manage your IBS, you may want to try reiki healing. Here's a closer look at how this energy healing protocol can ease your IBS symptoms and keep you more comfortable.

What is reiki?

You may have heard of reiki, but there are a lot of misunderstandings as to what it really is — so it's a good idea to clear those up from the get-go. Reiki is an energy healing technique by which a healer uses their own energy to change the flow of your energy. They manipulate the energy field in such a way that it stimulates your body's natural healing systems. Your practitioner will not even touch you during a session. Rather, they will hold their hands over your body and use them to channel energy between the two of you.

How does reiki work to manage IBS?

There is no definitive "cure" for IBS, and reiki is not a cure, either. However, it is a treatment that can help reduce your symptoms. By stimulating your body's healing mechanisms, it may calm down any spasms in your intestines, reduce muscle cramping, and calm your digestive tract down in general so food takes longer to pass through. After reiki, you will still have IBS, but you could have fewer flare-ups and those flare-ups should be less intense.

How many reiki sessions do you need?

Most patients see a difference in symptoms after just one reiki healing session. But you will want to go back for additional sessions to further diminish your symptoms and keep your IBS under control. Once you are no longer suffering from repeated bouts of constipation and diarrhea, you may be able to cut back to occasional reiki healing sessions. You'll have to do some experimenting to see what works for you, but once a month or every two weeks could be a good frequency.

Having IBS does not mean you need to just sit back and deal with its symptoms. Reiki is a safe, natural way to manage them.