Hong Kong is known around the world for many wonderful things—Causeway Bay, the Kowloon skyline, delicious Cantonese cuisine, Hong Kong architecture and Victoria Peak—just to name a few. And increasingly, Hong Kong is known for offering amazing access to alternative therapies such as Traditional Chinese Medicine, Art Therapy, and Reiki.
Reiki masters in Hong Kong are truly some of the most creative, innovative, and hard-working practitioners in the world.
Here are 5 reasons Reiki is gaining popularity in Hong Kong:
1. Reiki can help anyone.
From the healthy to the chronically ill, from children to the elderly—Reiki is good self-care for anyone who needs it. And those who practice Reiki benefit from it as well. Reiki can be helpful for anyone who is seeking to have more balance in life.
Our professional Reiki practitioner members in Hong Kong are finding this to be true and are sharing this love of balance with those who need it.
2. Reiki is safe, complementary, and natural.
Because Reiki is known for (and intended to increase) relaxation, Reiki naturally invokes the natural healing process. It works alongside traditional medical protocols as a complementary therapeutic option.
Dr. Robert Graham is a Harvard-trained, board-certified doctor of integrative medicine who runs an integrative health clinic. In a 2019 Women’s Health article about Reiki (published in the U.S. and internationally) he said, “When it comes to complementary medicines, it all comes down to a risk-benefit ratio. If the benefit outweighs the risk, it’s game on. But when the risks outweigh the benefits, it’s game over.”
So does Dr. Graham believe Reiki is safe? In the same article he said, ““From a safety point of view, Reiki hasn’t been shown to have any harmful effects. And I do believe that there is an untapped mechanism behind energy that supports your own body’s healing abilities that we don’t understand just yet—so it’s certainly worth a trial if you’re in pain.”
3. Reiki starts working right away.
Here in the U.S. and around the world, research continues to confirm the fact that Reiki is beneficial from as early as the first session.
Harvard Medical School studied 99 patients who went to different sites for their Reiki session. The study—published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine—wanted to learn whether a single Reiki session could make a significant difference for the person receiving the treatment. The study concluded that the patients saw a statistically significant improvement in symptoms related to anxiety, depression, nausea, and pain.
4. Reiki is a self-development journey.
Both for practitioners and for patients, Reiki helps build confidence and increase self-care.
Because Reiki is known to strengthen and improve many areas of life, it is a unique form of self-development that strengthens the body, soul, and mind. It is common for people after their first Reiki session to experience greater clarity, energy, and calm.
5. Reiki continues to gain respect from the medical community.
Reiki works safely alongside medical interventions such as chemotherapy, physical therapy, radiation, and surgery. A growing number of mainstream medical professionals are seeing the benefits of Reiki as a safe and effective complementary therapy.
Getting to watch people release energy blocks, eliminate symptoms of pain, relax, and start to heal is one of the greatest benefits of practicing Reiki. And every day in Hong Kong, Reiki professionals and those learning Reiki are doing the good, hard work of helping people get better.
We are thankful for the growing number of Reiki practitioners in Hong Kong who are doing all they can to help keep people aligned on their healing path and as part of their wellness foundation. And we look forward to hearing how Reiki continues to gain popularity in Hong Kong!
Whether you want to find a reliable Reiki practitioner or you’re interested in learning how you can become a Reiki master, we would love to help you on your Reiki journey. We have been providing professionalism, encouragement, and support to the Reiki community for over 25 years.
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