What is Reiki? Reiki is a Japanese healing method used by people for general wellness and for reducing stress when facing everyday stress to incurable cancer. Some studies have suggested that Reiki can be effective for helping anyone with ASD. Here is a list of how Reiki can help heal someone with autism:
1. Promotes Connecting and Bonding
Most autistics have a difficult time interacting and bonding with people. Reiki provides a unique opportunity for an autistic person to connect with his practitioner in a special way during the sessions, which can also lead to bonding.
2. Reduces Anxiety and Stress
Autistic people are frequently hyperactive and fidgety. Studies have demonstrated that exposure to Reiki can decrease feelings of anxiety and stress, which might then have a relaxing effect on the autistic person.
3. Healthier Sleep Patterns
Because ASD often disturbs normal sleep patterns markedly, this usually leads to more stress and exacerbated symptoms. Reiki can improve these sleep patterns and permit the autistic to get restorative and more restful sleep.
4. Gain More Control Over ASD
The family of someone with ASD, including the autistic child, often feel they are completely at the mercy of the disorder and that they have no control whatsoever. Reiki sessions offer autistic persons and caregivers a chance to be proactive in coping with symptoms and improving general quality of life.