Acupuncture is a relatively common treatment during which thin needles are carefully placed on a patient’s pressure points, usually to relieve pain. While most acupuncture performed in the United States consists only of this, Spa Blue offers our patients a more holistic approach to acupuncture healing. We do this by incorporating Reiki into our acupuncture therapy.
Reiki is an ancient Japanese form of healing that uses light touch and hand positions to balance the body’s life force, otherwise known as qi (pronounced “chi”). The word “reiki” itself is comprised of two parts, rei meaning “higher power or universal force” and ki meaning “energy.” This practice is used to reduce stress through either light touch or the placing of the hands near or above the body in specific positions or patterns. These positions are meant to correct energetic imbalances in the body, and seek to improve overall patient health. While it has been practiced for thousands of years in Japan, China, and Tibet, Reiki was only recently popularized in the United States
On its own, acupuncture is used to improve the condition of a number of physical conditions. Some of these conditions include:
- Chronic pain
- Dental pain
- Labor pain
- Lower back pain
- Neck pain
- Menstrual cramps
Acupuncture is so successful in relieving pain in these situations because it stimulates the nerves and muscles.
When combined with traditional acupuncture techniques, Reiki can be used to increase patient comfort, relaxation, and healing. Incorporating it into acupuncture practices can provide patients with a variety of invaluable benefits, including:
- Stress reduction
- Reduced anxiety
- Improved sleep
- Less fatigue
- Removal of headaches and migraines
- Pain reduction, management, or even elimination
- Relaxation pre or post-surgery
Everyone responds to acupuncture and Reiki therapy differently, so it’s hard to say with any certainty how you’ll feel following treatment: some patients feel relaxed while others feel energized.
Spa Blue has a dedicated team of medical professionals whose passion is to provide patients with care that is both spiritually and physically rewarding. We are proud to offer a wide variety of both medical and aesthetic treatments with the ultimate goal of helping our clients look and feel their absolute best. For more information about the benefits of acupuncture and Reiki therapy, contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you!