i find it rather amusing that in
a holistic forum as this that
there are so many negative
thoughts on an alternative
It's a forum for discussion of holistic therapies, surely, not a forum where everybody who contributes has to agree.
Now I actually have tried Reiki. It was at a time in my life when I was desperate and depressed would have tried anything - I also consulted a homeopath and a nutritionist.
My experience? I enjoyed the lie-down and the focus of attention being on me, having got used to rushed appointments with consultants and oncologists. I wished the practitioner's previous night's dinner hadn't been so strong on the garlic and onions. I felt nothing during the session or later.
My conclusion? Bunkum, sorry.
All in all, like my other forays into alternative (or unproven) medicine, it confirmed my normal, rationalist position. As did researching all the other alternative treatments I was urged to try by well-meaning friends and strangers concerned for my welfare - or rather it strengthened it, making me a total sceptic, eager to spread the word.