If you suffer from chronic pain and are open to trying new modalities in the name of feeling better, Reiki may be a great option. In a Reiki session, the practitioner will lightly lay his/her hands on the client and help the flow of energy move more freely throughout the body.
I know it sounds fluffy but a recent study of the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine reviewed 66 clinical trials on biofield therapies, and concluded that there was strong evidence that these therapies minimized the intensity of pain for hospitalized patients and those with cancer. An additional review of 24 studies, touch therapies were found to reduce pain and that Reiki stood out as the most successful energetic technique involved. (Julie Kusiak)
Reiki can also be extremely beneficial for those healing from invasive surgeries or traumatic experiences that have left some lingering symptoms. The peace and comfort that come from a Reiki session can have lingering effects and can help support a life with less pain and less limitation from such pain.