"Jean has given me Reiki treatments for several years. She worked on my hip arthritis with significant improvement in my overall pain and functioning, allowing me to take less anti-inflammatory medication and be on my feet for much longer periods. My arthritis, however, remained quite severe according to the x-rays, and I eventually needed hip replacement. After surgery Jean gave frequent treatments, which allowed my body to heal faster. As she worked, I could feel the energy start to flow through my hip and leg, much like water starting to flow through a previously stopped up drain. I am convinced that Jean’s treatments not only delayed the need for surgery, but contributed to the overall success of the surgery, once it became necessary. I wonder if I had started treatments earlier, could I might have avoided that surgery altogether? "
The most dramatic affect of Jean's treatments came with her work on a pulled muscle in my neck. I had previously experienced these pulled muscles, which always caused significant pain and stiffness, lasting as long as two weeks. I had resigned myself to anti-inflammatories, heating pads, and careful head and shoulder movements for at least the next week, and I would not have thought of seeking Jean's help for this, if I had not already been going for weekly treatments on my hip. As Jean worked on my neck muscle, I briefly felt a more intense pain in the area, as though my body were releasing the inflammation and rearranging itself back to a more normal state. Eventually I felt the flow of energy through my shoulder and arm and out my fingertips, which tells me that the block has been removed. When Jean was done, the pain and stiffness were completely gone and did not reoccur."