Regular Reiki treatments may provide several benefits to people with asthma. Some of the specific benefits of Reiki can include:
Many patients with asthma notice that their symptoms are worse when they are feeling stressed or anxious. Studies have shown that Reiki may reduce the amount of anxiety patients with asthma experience, which can in turn improve their symptoms. Specifically, a literature review published in the Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine found that Reiki improves physical relaxation measurably.
Patients with asthma often experience pain, especially in the chest. According to the Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine’s literature review, Reiki can reduce pain sensations and shows promise as a pain relieving treatment.
Improved immune function
Scientists believe that the immune system plays an important role in the development and maintenance of asthma. Thus, improving immune system function could reduce symptoms for patients with this
condition. Reiki potentially may help boost immune function, which could be beneficial for people with asthma.
Reiki also offers other advantages that are beneficial to anyone undergoing these treatments, regardless of whether they have asthma. For example, a study published in Research in Gerontological Nursing shows that Reiki treatments can improve mood, even among people who struggle with depression. Reiki treatments also pose no risk of complications, and they cause no side effects. The treatment is non-invasive, and patients will not experience any discomfort during or after treatment sessions.