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Reiki for Lyme Disease

Some people who contract Lyme disease may experience significant symptoms even after undergoing the proper medical treatment. In these cases, Reiki may potentially help to improve some of the symptoms associated with this chronic condition.

Understanding Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is an illness caused by a specific bacterium known as Borrelia burgdorferi. This bacterium is transmitted to humans via the bite of blacklegged ticks. It causes a variety of symptoms, including a target-shaped rash, fever, chills, memory problems, nerve pain, heart palpitations, joint pain, headaches, and stiffness. It is treated with antibiotics. However, symptoms don’t always resolve completely even after the disease has been treated. In these cases, patients have a condition known as “chronic Lyme disease,” which is characterized by muscle aches, joint pain, and fatigue.

How Reiki Can Help

Reiki is a Japanese therapeutic technique that may help. Some of Reiki’s benefits for people with may include:

Better sleep quality.

Fatigue is one of the hallmark symptoms of chronic Lyme disease. Some studies have indicated that Reiki can improve the quality of sleep. Sleeping better may reduce fatigue among people suffering from chronic Lyme disease.

Lower stress levels.

Fatigue is exacerbated by stress. Reiki may lower stress levels, which may improve fatigue among chronic Lyme disease sufferers.

Reduced pain sensations.

One of the biggest problems faced by people with chronic Lyme disease is an ongoing pain, both in the joints and in other parts of the body. Research has shown that Reiki reduces patients’ perception of pain sensations. Thus, people with chronic symptoms may be more comfortable when participating in Reiki sessions.

Improved mood.

People dealing with chronic disease may become depressed because of their ongoing symptoms. Reiki may alleviate depression and improve the mood, thus improving the individual’s overall quality of life.

For best results, individuals with a chronic condition should schedule regular Reiki sessions to combat the symptoms of their ongoing illness.