From a conventional health care perspective, primary health care happens outside the home. In the US, primary care providers (PCPs) are physicians (usually family physicians or internists), physician assistants, or nurse practitioners.
PCPs provide basic health care, both routine prevention (typically screening and lifestyle counseling) and treatment of illness that does not require a specialist.
When a patient requires care from a specialist, the PCP makes referrals and remains on board to coordinate care.
True health care reform
But how can primary health care be given outside the home? Isn’t real primary health care what happens at home? Why can’t a responsible adult be her own primary health care provider, and think of her doctor as a resource to use as needed — and likely needed less?
Given the dire condition of the health care industry, that would seem to be a primary place to refocus.
How can we orchestrate such a turnaround, from people neglecting their health for years and then expecting doctors to put Humpty-Dumpty back together, to people engaging in their own care day by day, protecting their health and well-being while they still have them?
Health care information is not enough
It’s not enough for people to be informed, they have to feel empowered, to know that their efforts will bring benefit. And many people have to feel better before they can feel empowered.
That’s where Reiki practice can make a difference, and often make a difference quickly.
People start feeling better when they start practicing Reiki self-treatment. When people feel better, they make better choices. It’s that simple. Reiki practice opens the door to many other health-promoting choices.
Take an hour of Reiki and call me in the morning
How can we help the mainstream public take Reiki practice seriously? Since most people take health care advice most seriously when given by their doctors, let’s reach the mainstream public through conventional health care.
That may sound far-fetched, but I have a plan, one that can be easily implemented by credible, well spoken Reiki practitioners.
Are you with me?
There are so many instances in which Reiki treatment can help patients whose health, for a variety of reasons, isn’t well managed by conventional care. Having a Reiki practitioner available in those situations makes it easy to demonstrate the effectiveness of Reiki practice.
First things first
First we have to get more Reiki practitioners in the health care door. It might be the door to the hospital, or it could be the door to your own doctor’s office.
Extending the scope of health care is in everyone’s best interest. Let’s do it.
How has your Reiki practice improved your health care? Please share in a comment below.