Alternative Medicine Increasingly Crosses Into the Mainstream and Into Everyday Life

In fact, there are a number of relatively new alternative medicine techniques that are also attracting a lot of attention.


  1. With many people feeling that mainstream medicine fails them in important ways, alternative approaches to human wellness are gaining ground. Acupuncture is now widely covered by even the most conservative insurance plans, and homeopathy is one of the most popular medical approaches of all in Europe today.

    In fact, there are a number of relatively new alternative medicine techniques that are also attracting a lot of attention. One of the most prominent of these is reiki, a system of purported energy manipulation that was invented in Japan in around 1920. The product of a devout Japanese Buddhist's attempt to revive traditional forms of medicine, reiki quickly spread around the world. While the founder of the system, Mikao Usui, did his part by teaching it to thousands of people before he passed away, it was something else about the practice that ensured that it would thrive throughout the decades since.

    Today, reiki is an integral part of life for a great many people around the world, both inside of Japan and elsewhere. At Molly Coeling Reiki and Therapeutic Massage in Chicago, for example, a steady stream of devotees show up for reiki sessions, whether as a supplement to massage work or alone.

    Their reports at  display a wide range of reasons for being so enthusiastic about the technique. Many people attest that a session has an effect similar to that of deep meditation, calming them and helping them to focus more intently and productively on whatever they put their minds to. Others speak of more basically physical effects, whether that might mean a reduction in chronic pains or a general feeling of bolstered well-being.

    In fact, Reiki and Massage Therapy in Chicago are frequently offered in the same clinics, with many practitioners of one finding that the other makes a natural partner. Chicago Reiki and Massage Therapy experts do not always recommend that their clients make use of both techniques, with some people clearly benefiting from a more focused approach, but do often find that at least a little of each makes good sense.

    This particular marriage between two techniques is as fine an example as any of how alternative medicine has increasingly entered the mainstream. In most cases, where people take advantage of other alternative approaches like acupuncture, they visit a practitioner whose only qualifications are of that same general sort. With the close contemporary relationship between reiki and massage, on the other hand, a much closer tie between what used to be two distinct worlds becomes obvious.