Making A Believer

While in Atlanta, at The Southeastern Parkinson Conference, I had the honor to perform  Reiki (an ancient form of hands-on energy work), on almost a dozen conference participants. Some had tried the therapy but most had not.

Even having done Reiki on hundreds, if not more, I am continually impressed and in awe of what I have seen result from a session:

– One gentleman hadn’t slept well and 3 minutes into the session slept for about another  25 minutes. Like most Reiki recipients, I saw his eyes get clearer, his facial expression soften, and his stress melt away. He was relaxed and at peace, following the session.

– Another gentleman was battling with his body with a bout of energy draining dyskinesia  (severe and tiring uncontrollable body twitching an moving) that had plagued him all day. After a brief 15 minute session, his twitching subsided for the day or more.

– Two friends were exhausted and worn out. Following both their sessions, their stiff limbs softened and released as did much of their stress.

– I got to help a friend who had a severe tremor in her foot which caused the whole leg to shake. After less than 10 minutes, her tremor stopped and she fell into a deep relaxing slumber.

These are just a few of the wonderful transformations that I have seen and personally experienced. Reiki came into my life over 15 years ago. I know for certain that due to Reiki, I feel better, continue to improve, and have a tool that I find helps me get better. I am not a scientist but after all the people that I have seen benefit from Reiki, there is little doubt that Reiki has real merit.

About Karl Robb

Karl Robb has had Parkinson’s disease (PD) for over twenty-five years. Karl believes he has had PD since he was seventeen years old and was diagnosed at the age of twenty-three. Now fifty, he is a Parkinson advocate, entrepreneur, inventor, writer, blogger, photographer, Reiki Master, and speaker on PD issues. Karl is the author of the book, A Soft Voice in a Noisy World: A Guide to Dealing and Healing with Parkinson’s Disease. He has been chosen as a blogger partner for the 4th World Parkinson Congress being held this September in Portland, Oregon. He has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His writing has been featured in The New York Post and he has appeared on BBC radio, the CBS Saturday Evening News, Japanese television, as well as several local Washington, D.C., television stations. Karl is a former board member and a Virginia assistant state director of the Parkinson’s Action Network and a board member of the Parkinson Voice Project. You may reach Karl via email at, visit his blog at, on Facebook, or contact him via Twitter @asoftvoicepd.

Posted on August 14, 2013, in Education & Support, Health, Parkinson's Disease, Reiki and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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