Extreme Reactions After Reiki Healing and Attunement

One of the biggest issues that new Reiki practitioners face is the extreme Reactions After Reiki Healing and Attunement session.

Are you Having a Headache after Reiki Healing session?

Reactions After Reiki Healing and Attunement

You come across many who feel of lightness, energetic, peaceful, etc; but quite often there are also reports of Extreme Reactions After Reiki Healing and Attunement. 

These may be in the form of headaches, rash, sleeplessness, tingling sensation in fasting condition. This is bound to cause doubt in their mind and many panic and get turned away from Reiki.

Often I come across people who have adverse symptoms which makes them skeptical as they start wondering if Reiki or any energy healing is good for them or not.

In reality, it is a good sign when you feel that the symptoms have initially increased. It is the duty of the Reiki masters, who should appraise them beforehand the possibility of such extreme reactions after Reiki Healing and Attunements so that it doesn’t come as a surprise later.

But why do such extreme Reactions After Reiki Healing and Attunement session occur?

This phenomenon is very common not only for Reiki, but also for other kinds of treatments including allopathic treatment and is defined as the Herxheimer Reaction.

What Is The Herxheimer Reaction?

The Herxheimer Reaction is an immune system response to the toxins released when pathogens are in the process of being killed, and your body cannot eliminate them quickly enough. It is this an indication that fungus, parasites, viruses, bacteria and other pathogens are being effectively eliminated. 

The released toxins either exacerbate the symptoms being treated or create their symptoms.

The Healing Crisis

Reactions After Reiki Healing and AttunementYou will come across symptoms that include flu, headaches, joint and muscle pain, body aches, sore throat, general malaise, sweating, chills, nausea, Itch and rashes, Flushes, etc that last for a day or two, and sometimes even up to even a week!

The Herxheimer Reaction is a sign that healing is taking place. Also known as the JHR (Jarisch-Herxheimer Reaction), it is, therefore, also referred to as “the healing crisis”.

The severity and type of reactions vary, depending on many factors such as the general health, the pre-existing degree of toxicity, and the rate of eliminating the toxins. Often, it is an indicator of the effectiveness of the treatment and should be seen as a positive sign.

What can You do in the Event of Reactions After Reiki Healing and Attunement Session?

In the case of a mild reaction, it would be best to continue treatment but if the reaction is too severe, then you should cut back the frequency of giving/practicing Reiki. You can stop it or shorten it for a day or two and then continue.

Overcoming Reactions After Reiki Healing and Attunement

  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Be outdoors in plenty of sunshine.
  • Have a light and healthy diet.
  • Havej plenty of  juices and soups.
  • Take sea salt baths, steam baths or saunas.
  • Discontinue Reiki sessions for a day or two.


It is important to have a positive outlook. The reactions usually vanish after a few days and are a sign that Reiki treatment is working.

For more information and free guidance on any energy healing related query contact Dr  Prakash or this website.


Do not stop regular medication without consulting your doctor. Serious cardiac and other issues like breathing problems, epilepsy, etc should be given immediate medical attention; as they could be unrelated to reiki and a result of some other serious pre-existing medical condition.



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