用靈氣治療偏頭痛

Healing Migraine Headaches with Reiki | 2016.04.15


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用靈氣治療偏頭痛 Healing Migraine Headaches with Reiki
喬布倫南 by Jo Brennan

對於偏頭痛患者來說,生活總是停滯不前。你永遠不知道偏頭痛什麼時候會發作,它會以多快的速度襲擊你或症狀會有多嚴重。有些頭痛可持續四個小時到三天不等,而像是噁心、對光和聲音敏感或視力或聽力發生變化等明顯的跡象就足以在疼痛開始之前擾亂您的生活。

任何偏頭痛治療都是完全緩解疼痛和症狀為目標,以便客戶能夠恢復正常功能。作為一位按摩治療師和靈氣從業者,許多偏頭痛的客戶來到我的治療室。在進行靈氣治療之前,我的客戶並沒有辦法從我的傳統按摩治療中得到舒緩與解脫。當我說根本沒有緩解時,我是很認真的。在此時我讓客戶離開我的辦公室並減輕任何症狀的成功率為零。我承認我過去做了一些事情促成了這個結果。我曾經試著播放音樂,按摩肌肉,轉動他們的頭,並打開噴霧。這段經歷教會了我很多關於在與偏頭痛客戶合作時該做和不該做的事情。在將我的治療計劃更改為靈氣治療,並遵循治療步驟中最大限度地減少外部刺激的嚴格流程後,我的症狀緩解成功率居然變為了 100%。現在,我可以讓每位來訪者回饋可從 0-10 分的疼痛減輕至少 5 分或消除一種或多種伴隨症狀,直至頭痛完全緩解或部分消失的治療結果。

治療偏頭痛的靈氣步驟非常簡單,不需要靈氣的進階訓練。 事實上,慢性偏頭痛患者可以在靈氣一級課程中學習到靈氣的使用方式,在許多情況下可在頭痛發作之前就能減輕症狀。 我的治療步驟包括針對偏頭痛訂定的三個部分:1) 詢問,2) 準備治療室 3) 治療。

詢問的過程與其他地方都是大同小異的:您向他們詢問今天希望特別注意或處理的相關問題。 我總是會問(用耳語或柔和的聲音)他們是否知道他們偏頭痛的誘因是什麼。 這將使您深入了解他們並找出根本原因或是更接近觸發的因素。 如果他們在這個階段感覺到不順利,那麼建議他們可以撰寫並保留一份頭痛的紀錄並與他們的醫生及你分享。 可以在網上輕鬆找到相關的樣板。 我個人喜歡這個: http://www.webmd.com/migraines-headaches/guide/headache-diary

然後我會問他們目前當下的感覺是什麼:

.目前的疼痛程度是 0-10 分?
.是否處於疼痛前期?
.現在有什麼症狀?
.他們是否只是知道疼痛的發作即將到來?是因為它與已知的觸發因素有關嗎?例如每月的循環周期或是壓力?
.他們目前是否對光敏感?運動或姿勢敏感?或聲音敏感?或以上皆是?

然後我會問他們通常或過去的治療方法是什麼:

.口服藥
.注射劑
.整脊療法
.按摩
.在安靜黑暗的地方休息。

然後我會詢問他們一般頭痛的持續時間以及他們偏頭痛的持續時間。

所有這些資訊都可以幫助您和客戶確定靈氣是否對他們來說是一種成功的治療方法。 您需要記住,即使在疼痛發作前的階段,許多症狀也會影響他們的思維模式,並且在治療結束後,他們可能不記得他們之前處於疼痛等級 8的劇烈疼痛。 最後,我會問他們以前是否有接受過靈氣。 如果沒有,我會給出一個簡短的解釋,確保包括在治療過程中我不會對他們的頭部施加任何壓力或移動他們。 我還強調,如果他們在任何時候感到不舒服,請告訴我,過程中影響他們的任何事情都可以調整與改變。

我的靈氣治療室是一個好地方。我在一個翻修過的舊教堂裡,而我的房間在頂樓,它曾經是教堂的天花板。我有一個原始的彩色玻璃窗,頂部是拱形的,治療桌正上方有華麗的柱子和原始的燈具。整個建築的能量是壯觀的。我的桌子也讓客戶具備了最大的舒適度。已經柔軟的按摩台頂部有 3 英寸的保溫海綿、羊毛加熱墊,然後是最厚的法蘭絨床單,然後是柔軟的毛毯。甚至膝蓋下方的枕頭也是保溫海綿而不是枕墊。當您踏上治療桌時,您會沉浸在純粹的舒適中。與任何其他靈氣治療相比,我在與偏頭痛客戶合作時所做的改變也是為了客戶的舒適。我關掉音樂和噴霧,讓它保持安靜。當大樓裡有其他噪音時,我會打開白噪音或粉紅噪音的機器,以盡量減少客戶可能聽到的遠處聲音及音量。接下來,我關掉了除了三盞鹽岩燈之外的所有燈,讓房間盡可能地暗。我確保所有可以響鈴或鈴聲的東西都關閉了。然後我確保周圍沒有香味蠟燭或香薰油。氣味通常會引發偏頭痛患者的症狀。我知道您喜歡柔和的音樂和薰衣草的氣味,所以在半小時後,在您的客戶離開後,您可以重新打開音樂並取出精油,但現在將它們收起來並用無味肥皂洗手。

靈氣治療本身是安靜與和平的,非常簡單。我喜歡將治療保持在 30 分鐘的時間範圍內,因為這似乎可以讓客戶以放鬆的狀態進入治療狀態。當你告訴人們他們將在治療桌上待一個小時,而他們又感覺不舒服時,焦慮感往往會增加。所以當他們躺下時,我會建議用無味的眼罩遮住眼睛以阻擋光線,如果需要,可以在脖子下放一條捲起的毛巾,這只是為了固定。我會宣告我的治療意圖是提供當下所需的協助,並以客戶的最高和最大利益來進行治療。我一開始的手位,會直接放在耳朵上方或耳朵後面,同時使用「凝視法」並將眼睛的靈氣直接發送到客戶的第三隻眼中。我會保持每個位置五到七分鐘,在各手位之間盡可能平滑和微妙地進行轉換,並且在每個位置的時間內我盡量不移動。我的建議是確保我的客戶非常舒適,因為移位會使椅子或凳子發出吱吱聲。除非我被指示需要為客戶更換步驟,否則第二個手位會放在頂輪上方,而 「凝視法」仍在第三隻眼上。然後我將雙手放在第三隻眼和枕骨上,並留出足夠的空間在拇指之間繼續進行「凝視法」。最後一個手位是在喉輪處,雙手直接向內指向喉嚨或雙手略微向上指向上頸椎。就像之前我也繼續進行「凝視法」一樣。關鍵是安靜,但你需要小心不要陷入深度的冥想,因為你已經關閉了所有可能在你恍神時及時帶你回來當下的鈴聲。至於符號,我使用「凝視法」投射第二符號和第一符號,並根據引導改變手中的符號。當所有手的位置都完成後,我會做一個「病腺掃描」和 「靈示法」,然後問我的指導靈這個治療是否完成。

當治療結束後,我會用客戶的名字問“你好嗎”,並讓她知道我將在那時取下眼罩。 您不會想在沒有警告的情況下讓光線突然進來而驚嚇到處於如此放鬆狀態的人。 然後我會讓客戶知道我將會離開房間,她可以慢慢來,我會在等候區給她一些水。 這使客戶可以隨時重新讓自己定位並花費所需的時間來恢復。 如果這個人是第一次使用靈氣針對偏頭痛治療的話,您需要記住,他的內心深處其實期望會很少或覺得根本沒有緩解,而且她會非常緩慢地起身並評估自己對每個動作的感受。 如果你在房間裡,他們往往會匆匆忙忙地完成這個過程並迅速離開桌子,即使沒有頭疼,這樣也不是好事。 我會離開房間,感謝我的指導靈,清理我的能量並給我的客戶一些水。

當客戶開門時,我通常首先都會先看一下治療的效果。眼睛煥然一新,面部肌肉放鬆,這表明客戶感覺好多了。我總是要求客戶讓我知道她目前的疼痛程度,然後提醒客戶在會議前給出的數字。在這裡我聽到過諸如“我的頭痛消失了;我不需要給自己一槍了。”或者“我從來沒有從其他任何事情中得到過這種解放。”當您聽到這些陳述時,您會感到非常溫暖,因為您能夠為某人提供這種體驗。儘管這遠非科學或雙盲研究,但我知道我的所有客戶都經歷了一定程度的緩解。

他們會傳播直接相關的消息,如果您有頭痛,我就是你要見的人,而靈氣就是你要尋求的幫助。從行銷的角度來看,我不需要特別標示我在販售這項服務,因為我每週都會接到客戶的電話,他們通過口耳相傳說我是能夠緩解頭痛的人。另一個優勢是我的偏頭痛客戶經常會來參加一般的靈氣治療,因為頭痛發作的間隔時間似乎會變得更長。我有一個客戶自第一次靈氣治療後就頭痛就沒有再重複發生過。我有確實的讓我的客戶知道,參加靈氣 I 級的課程將為他們提供在症狀又發作時可以進行自我治療的工具。但我的大多數客戶都拒絕了,他們說我的桌子太舒服了,所以不想放棄,但為了以防萬一,請制定你的課程表。

有人因為患有偏頭痛,但不意味著生活需要暫停。 一個簡單的半小時靈氣治療可能正是你所需要的。 作為靈氣從業者,您可以通過緩解某些症狀並給予他們能夠繼續充分享受生活的禮物來幫助偏頭痛患者,這些超出了您的想像。

這篇文章發表在《靈氣新聞》雜誌 2012 年夏季刊上。


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Healing Migraine Headaches with Reiki
by Jo Brennan

For the migraine sufferer, life is constantly on hold. You never know when a migraine will strike, how fast it will hit you or how severe the symptoms will be. The headache can last from four hours to three days and the telltale signs of nausea, sensitivity to light and sound or changes in vision or hearing alone can be enough to disrupt your life before the pain even starts.

The goal of any migraine treatment is complete relief of pain and symptoms so that the client can return to normal functioning. As a massage therapist and Reiki practitioner, many migraine clients have come into my therapy room. Prior to practicing Reiki, my clients experienced no relief from traditional massage practices. When I say no relief, I mean it. I had a zero percent success rate in having the client leave my office with any sort of symptom reduction. I confess that I was doing a few things that contributed to this result. I was playing music, massaging muscles, moving their head around and I had a fountain on. This experience taught me a great deal about things to do and things not to do when working with a migraine client. After changing the treatment plan to a Reiki treatment and following a strict process that minimizes external stimulation during the treatment, my success rate of symptom relief changed to one hundred percent. Now, every client reports results of some relief from a pain reduction of at least five points on a 0– 10 scale to elimination of one or more of the accompanying symptoms all the way to complete relief and disappearance of the headache.

The process for a Reiki session for migraines is very easy and requires no advanced levels of training. In fact a chronic migraine sufferer can learn Reiki in a Reiki Level I class and reduce the symptoms long before the flare-up of the headache in many cases. My process consists of three parts modified for migraines: 1) the intake, 2) the treatment room preparation and 3) the treatment itself.

The intake process is much the same as anywhere: you ask the questions relating to what they would like special attention paid to today. I always ask (in a whisper or soft voice) if they know what their migraine triggers are. This will give you insight as to how close they are to finding out what the root cause or triggers are. If they are still challenged by this process then suggest keeping a headache journal and sharing it with their doctor and with you. Journal templates can be found easily online. I like this on: http://www.webmd.com/migraines-headaches/guide/headache-diary

Then I ask about what they are currently experiencing:

Current pain on a scale of 0– 10?
Are they in the pre-pain stage?
What symptoms are present right now?
Do they just know that it is coming because it is related to a known trigger such as monthly cycle or stress?
Are they currently light sensitive, movement sensitive or sound sensitive or all of the above?
Then I ask what their normal or past treatments have been:

oral medication
injections
chiropractic
massage
rest in a quiet dark place.
I then ask about the normal duration of their headaches and how long they have been suffering from migraines.

All this information helps both you and the client determine if Reiki is a successful treatment for them. You need to keep in mind that even in the pre-pain stage, many of the symptoms are affecting thought patterns, and after the session they may not remember that they were at a pain level eight beforehand. Finally, I ask if they have had Reiki before. If not, I give a brief explanation, making sure to include that I will not be putting any pressure on their head or moving them during the treatment. I also emphasize that if at any time they feel uncomfortable to let me know so that whatever is affecting them can be changed.

My treatment room is a beautiful place for Reiki. I am in a renovated former church and my room is on the top floor, which used to be the ceiling of the church. I have one of the original stained glass windows with the arch at the top as well as the ornate pillars and original light fixture right above the table. The energy in the entire building is spectacular. My table is also outfitted for maximum client comfort at all times. Three inches of temperature sensitive foam on top of the already soft massage table, a fleece heating pad, then only the thickest flannel sheets, followed by a soft fuzzy blanket. Even the pillow for under the knees is temperature sensitive foam instead of a bolster. When you get on the table you sink into pure comfort. The changes that I make when working with a migraine client compared to any other Reiki session are all also for the client’s comfort. I turn off the music and fountains and leave it silent. When there are other noises in the building, I turn on a white or pink noise machine to minimize the amount of distant voices or sounds that the client might hear. Next, I turn off all lights except three salt-rock lamps to make the room as dark as possible. I make sure everything that can ring or chime is off. Then I make sure there are no scented candles or aromatherapy oils around. Scents often trigger symptoms in a migraine sufferer. I know you love the soft music and smell of lavender so in a half hour, after your client leaves, you can turn the music back on and pull out the essential oils, but for now tuck them away and wash your hands with unscented soap.

The session itself is calming and peaceful and very simple. I like to keep the session to a 30 minute time frame because this seems to bring the client into the session in a relaxed state. When you tell people that they will be on the table for an hour, and they are not feeling their best, the anxiety level tends to increase. When they lay down I suggest letting me cover the eyes with an unscented eye pillow to block out light and put a rolled up towel under the neck if desired just for the feeling of stability. I set my intention to give relief that is needed in the moment and healing in the highest and greatest good of the client. I begin with the hand position directly over or slightly behind the ears while at the same time using Gyoshi Ho and sending Reiki with the eyes directly into the third eye of the client. I hold each position for five to seven minutes, the transitions are made as smoothly and subtlety as possible between positions and during the time of each position I try not to move or shift at all. My suggestion is to make sure my client is very comfortable also because shifting can make a chair or stool squeak. Unless I am guided to change for a particular client, the second hand position is over the crown with Gyoshi Ho still on the third eye. Then I will place my hands over the third eye and eye pillow, leaving just enough space to continue the Gyoshi Ho between the thumbs. The last position will be at the throat chakra with the hands pointing directly inward to the throat or hands facing slightly upward toward the upper cervical vertebrae— as before I also continue with Gyoshi Ho. The key is stillness but you need to be cautious that you do not fall into a deep meditation since you have turned off all things that ring and chime that might bring you back in a timely manner if you drift. As far as symbols, I use the Mental/emotional symbol and Power symbol in the Gyoshi Ho and vary the symbols in the hands based on guidance. When all the hand positions are complete, I do a Byosen Scan and Reiji-ho then ask my guides if this session is complete.

When the session is complete, I will ask “How are you doing” using the client’s first name, and letting her know I will be removing the eye covering at that point. You do not want to shock someone this relaxed by letting in the light without warning. I then let the client know I will leave the room, that she can take her time and that I will meet her with some water in the waiting area. This gives the client any time to re-orient and take all the time needed to get back up. If this is the first Reiki session for a migraine for this person, you need to remember that deep inside the expectation is little or no relief, and that she will be getting up very slowly and assess how she is feeling at each movement for herself. If you are in the room, the tendency is to rush this process and get off the table quickly, which is never good, even if you do not have a headache. I leave the room, thank my guides, clear my energy and get my client some water.

When the client opens the door, I first see how effective the session was. There is a new brightness in the eyes and relaxation of the facial muscles, a telltale sign that the client is feeling better. I always ask a client to let me know the pain scale she is currently at, then reminding the client of the number given before the session. This is where I have heard statements such as “My headache is gone; I will not need to give myself my shot.” or “I have never gotten this kind of relief from anything else.” When you hear these statements it warms your heart that you were able to be a part of this experience for someone. Although it is far from a scientific or double-blind study, I know that all of my clients have experienced some level of relief. This directly correlates with them spreading the word that if you have a headache, I am the one to see and Reiki is the thing to ask for. From a marketing standpoint I do not need to sell this service as I get calls every week from clients who have heard by word of mouth that I am the headache relief person. The other advantage is that my migraine clients will often come for a general Reiki session since there seems to be more time between headaches. I even have one client that has not had a repeat episode since the first session. I do let my clients know that taking a Reiki Level I class will give them the tools to do a self-treatment when symptoms return. Most of my clients decline, stating that my table is too comfortable to pass up, but take a class schedule just in case.

Just because someone has a migraine, does not mean that life needs to be on hold. A simple half hour Reiki session may be just what is needed. As a Reiki practitioner, you can help those with migraines more than you may have realized would be possible by relieving some symptoms and giving them the gift of being able to continue to live life to its fullest.

This article appeared in the Summer 2012 issue of Reiki News Magazine.


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