I have never been a huge fan of western medicine. It seems, much of the time, it is not as interested in finding the root cause of an ailment as it is in prescribing medication to alleviate the symptoms. So, I generally seek alternative therapies before I reach out to my primary care physician.
I have often thought about Yoga and Reiki treatments and practices. I had a Reiki treatment in the past. However, luckily, after having the treatment, I felt that it was not for me. My sister is also a holistic medicine buff. She started looking into getting Reiki treatments and happened upon this YouTube video. I highly recommend that you watch this video if you are engaged in Yoga or Reiki or are thinking about it.
"Why I Stopped Teaching Yoga and Reiki, to Follow Jesus" - Jessica Smith interview
I have the utmost respect and admiration for all kinds of healers. To me, these people are extraordinary. Dealing with people’s problems day in and day out with the compassion they have for others is astonishing. A pure model of the kind heart the ultimate healer Jesus wants us all to possess.
Sometimes we get involved in things with the best intentions. This has helped me to be a lot more careful about the kinds of alternative treatments that I engage in.