Treating Alzheimer's with Reiki
Alzheimer's disease is accountable for over half of all organically caused memory-loss and it is the fourth leading cause of death among the elderly and aged, following heart disease, cancer and strokes. It is a disorder of the brain which causes damage to brain tissue over a period of time.
Alzheimer's causes an overall loss of intellectual abilities, which is severe enough to obstruct daily functioning. Initially, the person may show signs of memory loss, personality change, poor judgement, mood swings, and the inability to learn new things. They may also easily become agitated. When the disease graduates, the person may have problems in speech and language, difficulty in coordination and movement, absolute confusion and disorientation. Ultimately, the person has to depend completely on a caregiver.
Let us find out how we can use Reiki to alleviate the lives of those suffering from Alzheimer's.
Reiki is known to show great results in reducing and treating the difficult behaviours related to Alzheimer's. As with most chronic illnesses, it is a good idea to consider having at least one person in the family receive Reiki training to take care of both the person who is ill and the caregivers, as well.
Reiki can make a huge difference in how well the illness is dealt with, including the discomfort, stress level, anxiety and depression that comes with it. Even when the illness itself doesn't dramatically improve, Reiki helps ease all these factors, making life much more comfortable and healthier for the whole family of the patient.
You will benefit by asking a Reiki professional or volunteer to offer you or your loved one Reiki treatments once in a while, if that is an option. You need to allow the healing to come to you in whatever manner you think is appropriate for you and for your family. If this is not an option, you can always learn Reiki on your own; it is a simple and easy process with the right training and guidance. Take a look at our Reiki section to learn more. You can also check out our topic on Reiki and self-healing here.
Caregivers can administer Reiki, reducing the need for medication as well as hospitalization. However, make sure that it is not used as a replacement for conventional care.
It is also believed that colour therapy during a Reiki treatment is beneficial. Violet and purple governs the crown chakra, at the top of the head, which is why royal blue and blue-purple shades are the colours that may help in the case of Alzheimer's.
We hope you found this article informative and enlightening!