What better tool for a caregiver to have at her disposal than her very own hands? I don't need to remember to bring Reiki with me in my ginormous handbag. Good thing too as I don't have any more damn space. It's already overflowing with the other essentials. Once you are attuned to Reiki, it is with you forever. You do, of course, have to take a course (hey, it's easy but not free!) but I assure you, it will be one of the best 5-6 hours you have spent in a long time! I love the fact that my kids are comforted by my touch and that they also reap health benefits from it at the same time! It is also such a great way to get in touch with your contemplative side - Reiki calms the mind and helps you get grounded. Needless to say, when you're grounded, chances are your kids will be too.
I have used Reiki for fevers, colds and even to help promote better sleep. As with all remedies, this one needs consistency and you will notice that it gets more effective, the more you use it. The most success I've had has been when dealing with localized pain relief but I have heard many a story of it benefitting others in so many ways. For optimum health however, you should really try to do it on a daily basis. For more information, have a look at the links section on my home page.
Sending positive vibes your way!