In August 2014, a young woman came for Reiki treatments. She had been diagnosed with stage II of an aggressive type of breast cancer and had decided to do the chemo and radiation therapy as suggested by her oncologist and surgeon. The tumour needed to be shrunk before it could be removed as it was quite close to her chest wall.
She decided to give her body the support it needed to be able to take the severe chemicals included in the therapy. This support included healthy eating, juicing and regular Reiki treatments.
Throughout her chemotherapy she came once a week for Reiki. Some weeks were really challenging…her hair fell out, her blood count was sometimes too low and there was a worry that a chemo treatment would have to be postponed, the nausea and weakness sometimes kept her away for a week. But this young woman persevered and constantly spoke with a positive attitude of getting up and showing up. By December the tumour had shrunk and the doctors agreed that it was time for it to be removed. After the operation she went away on a week’s holiday to rest and recuperate, and by the time she returned she was feeling so much stronger and even took to running every morning.
As soon as she was able, she also returned to the weekly Reiki sessions. The radiation treatments began and lasted for six weeks. She continued to drink her daily juices and healthy eating plan (with the occasional sugary slip).
Two weeks ago the radiation was completed but the Reiki, positive attitude and juicing continues. There will come a time when the Reiki will only need to be a monthly session, but for now, as her body continues to heal and release the toxins left over from the cancer therapies, the weekly sessions are important. The most important part of this story is this young woman’s willingness to give her body the support it needed during this challenging time.
So how is Reiki continuing to help?
• It creates deep relaxation and aids the body to release stress and tension,
• It accelerates the body’s self-healing abilities,
• Aids better sleep,
• Helps relieve pain
. Helps drain the lymphatic system
• Assists the body in cleaning itself from toxins,
• Reduces some of the side effects of drugs and helps the body to recover from drug therapy after surgery and chemotherapy,
• Supports the immune system,
• Increases vitality