Reiki for Breast Cancer Treatment Side Effects: The 30 Year Itch
In the latest issue of Universal Life Magazine, RHA Member Francine Thomas shares how Reiki helped her find relief from one unpleasant side effect of breast cancer treatment
“…While holding my hands over the affected area, I sensed many angry vessels, muscles, and ligaments weaving, searching and moving in an uncontrolled way for something that no longer existed. The area felt hot, confused, and angry. I understood and instinctively recited the precept of The Hawaiian Practice of Forgiveness and Healing: Ho’oponopono. The precept includes the following: “I am sorry, forgive me, thank you, and I love you…”
The effect of Reiki continues to amaze and astonish me. I have been a Reiki practitioner since 1989, about the time of my first cancer diagnosis. I was told about the many side effects of having breast cancer, surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. I was never told that the side effect could last for decades. But there is one unpleasant side effect of cancer that continues to present itself unexpectedly on occasion; itchiness around the surgery site.
An itchiness that is explosive, deep, fierce, and intense. I am unable to function when the itchiness occurs. I had bilateral mastectomy in 2001 and there is no adipose or connective tissue across the breast area; only skin stretched across ribs. Fortunately, the medical team did a great job of removing all breast cancer tissue, and there is no a noticeably scar tissue present.
However, when the itchiness happens, it can last for five to fifteen minutes, and during that time I would be in agony. No amount of scratching would produce any relief when the itchiness started. I tried a gentle patting of the area hoping to get some relief that did not work. I tried deep tissue massage to abate the itchiness; it never worked. I used a moisturizer on my chest area, which kept my chest very soft and supple. All the obvious discomfort and side effects have dissipated over time except for the occasionally intense itchiness. It has been over thirty years since my first battle with breast cancer and still I must deal with the itchiness. In the past, I accepted the itchiness, as something I must live with. Until, a sudden spark went off in my head, I could combat the awful itchiness with the help of Reiki, energy ball and Ho’oponopono.
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I regularly practice daily Reiki and felt the need to do something different to address the itchiness issues. So, the next time the itchiness occurred I made an energy ball and infused it with Reiki symbols. Then I gently pushed the infused Reiki energy ball into the itchy area and the itchiness slowly dissipated and after three minutes no itchiness was gone. While holding my hands over the affected area, I sensed many angry vessels, muscles, and ligaments weaving, searching and moving in an uncontrolled way for something that no longer existed. The area felt hot, confused, and angry. I understood and instinctively recited the precept of The Hawaiian Practice of Forgiveness and Healing: Ho’oponopono. The precept includes the following: “I am sorry, forgive me, thank you, and I love you.” If there is a body area that needs more attention beyond the routine western medical care, please try a Reiki infused energy ball along with Ho’oponopono.
It’s easy to make an energy ball. Rub your palms together to activate the hand chakras. Hand chakras are in the center of each palm. They are activated by rubbing the hands together and slowing pulling them apart until one feels energy moving in between and through them. After rubbing your hands together for a few seconds, you may sense the energy gathering in your palms, then consciously draw the Cho Ku Rei and Raku symbols into the energy ball. The energy ball is ready to be directed where needed. If the Reiki symbols are unknown to you, no worries, the energy ball will work without them. Additionally, Ho’oponopono will work in any situation where healing and forgiveness is warranted. In conclusion, energy is directed by intention without looking for a particular outcome.
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Francine Thomas, MS, RMT is a Holistic Practitioner offering support for the body’s energy field using Reiki, aromatherapy, homeopathy, and herbal remedies. As the Founder of the Energy & Wellness Place, she cares for her client’s energy field – focusing on the individual’s mind, body, and spirit, with protocols and procedures in support of the biofield of the individual.
Francine ’s Website: https://reikionespirit.com