ARE YOU HAVING A HEADACHE AFTER REIKI HEALING SESSION?
You might feel lightheaded, energetic, peaceful etc., but quite often there are also reports of opposite reactions after Reiki healing.
These may be in the form of headaches, rash, sleeplessness, tingling sensation in fasting condition. This is bound to cause doubt in your mind, you might panic and get turned away from Reiki.
Often I come across people who have adverse symptoms which makes them skeptical as they start wondering if Reiki or any energy healing is good for them or not. In reality, it is a good sign when you feel that the symptoms have initially increased.
Why DO YOU HAVE EXTREME REACTIONS AFTER REIKI TREATMENT?
This reaction is defined as the Herxheimer Reaction. Which is an immune system response to the toxins released when pathogens are in the process of being killed, and our body cannot eliminate them quickly enough. This is an indication that fungus, parasites, viruses, bacteria and other pathogens are being effectively eliminated. The released toxins either exacerbate the symptoms being treated or create their symptoms.
The Herxheimer Reaction (Also known as "The Healing Process") is a sign that healing is taking place. The severity and type of reactions vary, depending on many factors such as the general health, the pre-existing degree of toxicity and the rate of eliminating the toxins. Symptoms such as: flu, headaches, joint and muscles pain, body aches, sore throat, general malaise, sweating, chills, nausea, itch, extremely sleepy, and in some cases diarrhea. All these are an indication of the effectiveness of the treatment and should be seen as a positive sign.
OVERCOMING THESE REACTIONS:
Drink plenty of water.
Be outdoors in plenty of sunshine
Have a light and healthy diet.
Have plenty of juices and soups
Take sea salt baths, steam baths or saunas.
Discontinue Reiki sessions for a day or two
NOTE: Do not stop regular medication without consulting your doctor. Serious cardiac and other issues like breathing problems, epilepsy, etc should be given immediate medical attention,; as they could be unrelated to reiki and a result of some other serious pre-existing medical attention.