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A large percentage of our culture only knows prescription medicine to be the answer to many
health problems. Holistic Practitioners, including myself, are diligently educating the masses that
there are other alternatives. Sometimes it is necessary to go on medication for temporary control of
a problem. In order to truly heal the problem it is important to address the core of the problem and
not buy into the belief that you have no other choice but to be dependent on a pill to chemically
alter you for the rest of your life. Most people prefer not to be dependent on a drug or experience
their detrimental side effects. They desire to bring their body back into it's natural balance. This is
where Holistic Therapy will assist.
Only recently have depression and anxiety been validated by the medical community as having a
true physiological component, a chemical imbalance. The chemical imbalance is being identified
and addressed instead of being called "crazy" or told "it is "only in your head", . The years of denial
has often resulted in people carrying a sense of shame associated with antidepressants or
anti-anxiety drugs. Our generation is caught in the struggle of validating the reality of these
disorders. The struggle for these people is two-fold, they must release the associated shame and
must find a way beyond simple prescription dependency. Prescription medicine will never address
the core of the problem, help you find what resources you have, and give you the knowledge and
empowerment needed to overcome an imbalance the way Reiki does. Holistic Therpies actively
engages you in the healing process, giving you the power to bring your body into balance.
As a Holistic therapist I believe and support the knowledge that every individual has the power to
heal herself or himself. As the Reiki Therapist I act as a vessel to allow the healing energy to flow
through into your body, it is up to you how you absorb, process, and use that energy. I am here to
help guide the energy and help you identify what resources lie within you. You have the power to
When examining a client, a good Holistic Therapist will not just look at symptoms but will question
the causes. This might involve considering the client's lifestyle, diet, relationships, and occupation.
Recurrent pain could be triggered by physical, environmental, nutritional, mental, spiritual, or
emotional stress, and it may be necessary to treat every aspect of the person to bring about a
lasting cure. Both the symptoms and the original trauma need to be addressed.