In a world full of various stressors, mental health disorders can get the better of you. Good thing, there are several natural therapies which can help combat these. Psychology and other clinical approaches are the most suggested treatments. However, channeling positivity through fingers and mantras can also be used to address these disorders. This kind of strategy is also known as Reiki.




Reiki is a kind of Japanese art of healing which promotes relaxation. The famous principle on which this approach is anchored to is the idea of a ‘.’ This positive flow of energy is administered through touch and patients who go through this treatment undergo various experiences – ranging from sadness to drowsiness to blankness, before complete healing.


To understand how Reiki can help combat mental health issues, here are nine Reiki routines to engage yourself to:


Kundalini Reiki

One of the most common approaches to fight mental health disorders is through Kundalini Reiki which is also called chi flow Reiki. This strategy teaches you how to control energy (chi) flow by using your body’s chakra points.


Kundalini Reiki starts by helping you determine and point out the chakras which will assist in self-healing. According to this therapy, there are three chakras present in the body and blocking these chakras will lead to mental health instability. The three chakras are as follows:




  • The first chakra is the root chakra. It is known to anchor people to earth. This kind of chakra is associated with the prostate gland, blood, nails, teeth, anus, bones, and spinal colon.
  • The second chakra, the navel chakra, is known to be the creative and reproductive center of humans. It regulates the menstrual cycle and is also related to the kidneys, bladder, pelvic girdle, and all the liquids in the body.
  • The last chakra is famously known as the solar plexus chakra. It is considered the power center of the human body. The solar plexus is associated with the nervous system, digestive system, lower back, and abdomen.


Kundalini Reiki helps avoid the blockage of these chakras through touch point exercises. Addressing this will prevent irritability and mood swings of an individual.



Channeling refers to passing the energy through the practitioner. This Reiki routine starts by placing the healer’s hand on the body or even just above the body’s aura. Through this, the healer serves as the canal for the energy. The energy flow from this exercise creates a relaxing environment within the body of the patient.


Channeling shows various healing reactions. Some people may feel laughter or giggling while in the middle of the session. Others feel like crying. When you experience these emotions, make sure to pass them out. Holding them back will result in energy disruption in your body which will eventually lead to emotional instability.




Distance Reiki

Unknown to many, Reiki can also be executed from a distance. This is called distance or non-touch Reiki. The Reiki practitioner can help perform this practice by sending Reiki energies to a patient. You can divide this approach into four parts:


  • Personal Development – The patient is required to develop self-love and awareness within himself.
  • Healing Practice – The patient and the healer must connect themselves with one another to fully receive life force energy.
  • Mystic Order – This part requires the patient to develop a strong personal bond with the Reiki practitioner.
  • The Sense Of Spiritual Discipline – This leg allows the Reiki practitioner to send waves of positive energy to the patient.



Reiki is anchored to the concept of energy therapy. Engaging yourself with the three Reiki routines and regularly visiting your Reiki master will definitely guide you in attaining complete nirvana. This nirvana will then help you combat your mental health disorders.