The Path to Healing
While MindScape Ketamine is Houston’s finest, most comprehensive IV Ketamine treatment center, we want our patients to understand that the path to healing is not only highly individual, but has several different components. We are firm believers that the journey to mental well-being involves BOTH a medical and holistic approach.
This integrative approach to mental wellness allows our patients the best possible chance to succeed in their journey to overcome depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders. What those are, vary from patient to patient. So, what do we recommend our patients do in conjunction with or after completing their standard six course IV Ketamine protocol? Not all these ideas will be for everyone… but everyone can find one that will strike a chord with them.
The medical approach involves psychotherapy with your therapist with possible oral medication. The holistic approach involves Reiki, meditation, massages, light therapy, spinal re-adjustment, yoga, Tai Chi, physical exercise, and special diets.
Today, we will discuss Reiki-Reiki.
IV Ketamine and Reiki-Reiki
Reiki- Reiki is known as “Energy Therapy”. The word “Reiki” means “mysterious atmosphere, miraculous sign. It comes from the Japanese words “rei” (universal) and “ki” (life energy). It is commonly referred to as palm healing or hands-on healing. Practiced around the world for thousands of years, it is growing in popularity in the US and is affordable. Some hospitals in America and Europe offer Reiki as part of the healing process for their patients.
Reiki purportedly induces deep relaxation, relieves emotional stress, improves depressive feelings, lowers anxiety, and improves overall physical, spiritual, and mental well-being.
Reiki-Reiki involves the practitioner placing their hands lightly on or over specific areas of the head, limbs, and torso using different hand shapes, for several minutes. The practitioner’s hands may be warm and tingling. During this action, the transfer of energy takes place. Each hand position is held until the practitioner senses that the energy has stopped flowing.
According to UCLA Health, New York Presbyterian Hospital conducted one of the first studies ever to determine the effectiveness of Reiki on the nervous system in a blind, random study. It included a “Reiki treatment group”, a “sham” group and a “control” group.
The study started by measuring all the participant’s baseline nervous system levels. Only the Reiki group showed a lowering of heart rate, respiration and blood pressure. As a result of studies such as these and my own personal experience, we at MindScape Ketamine & Infusion Therapy encourage our anxiety, PTSD, OCD and depression patients to utilize this treatment while undergoing their IV Ketamine treatment.
We have a Reiki therapist nearby we recommend to our patients that are interested. I personally love that she also incorporates light therapy. I visit her weekly, and it does wonders for my anxiety and feelings of anger I tend to carry around. Reiki is not an alternative treatment for mental health issues, but an adjunctive therapy that can help support healing and increase a feeling of well-being.
We at MindScape Ketamine & Infusion Therapy don’t view any of our patients as broken or as needed to be “cured.” We believe everyone needs assistance in their lives to deal with things that have happened to them in the past or simply the way they are wired.
We look forward to sharing other complimentary treatments with you in the coming weeks. Mental health is exactly like physical health. You must exercise AND change your diet at the same time to derive maximum physical benefits. The same goes for your mind.