Feeling the fuzzies when you’re thousands of miles away from the warm comfort of your own home and toilet is a bother in its own category. Nothing gets in the way more than a glob of mucus moving up and down your nasal cavity when you’re trying to take a goddamned envy inducing picture. You do not want to get dizzy standing on the cliffs of Etretat, which would not go well. So while you’re already contemplating jumping from the leaning tower of Pisa because the headache just would not go away, why not go the whole nine yards and suffer through some of the (arguably ineffective but you didn’t read it here) mystic healing techniques from around the world;
There’re groups of people who differentiate between religion and spiritual healing and there are people who attribute spiritual healing to the spirituality of religion. Either way, what has gained popularity in more recent years probably due to the powers of the internet and the affinity of people for long rants, has been around for a long time. It’s speculated to have originated from ancient Egyptian and Babylonian civilisations. The technique has common methods where you pray, visualise the problem, channel spiritual energy and the spiritual guides, achieve personal spiritual realisation, concentrate and gain psychic abilities. Scientifically, it is termed as the “Placebo effect.”
Reiki, a more well-known and specific mystic healing technique than spiritual healing, is known to have originated in China by the hands of Usui-sensei. As the legend goes, Usui-sensei climbed Mt. Kurama and decided to do penance while fasting, when suddenly he felt spiritually enlightened and awakened and thought it best to share the knowledge with the rest of the world. Reiki is said to be capable of healing anything but depends on the willingness of the participants to accept the healing. Like most spiritual mystic healing techniques from around the world ever.
How can you make the word surgery more anxiety inducing? By adding the word ‘Psychic’ next to it. Or maybe, that could be a good way to reduce any anxiety related to the word. The practice of psychic surgery started somewhere in Brazil sometime around the mid-1900s. In the procedure the unlicensed psychic surgeon uses hand gestures to imitate surgery without the use of any tools and proceeds to pull out psychic tumours. Many people claim that they were cured by psychic surgery. Then again many people also claim that lizard people rule the earth.
Some research says that dreams have no rhyme or reason while others say that dreams are necessary for mental, emotional and physical health and are dictated by our internal chemical wellbeing. Dr. Francis A. Menezes takes it a step further and says that his dead father visited him and told him to stop the chemotherapy that he was taking at the time. The doctor responsible did later admit that he was getting an overdose. The good doctor advises that it is important to be true to yourself which translates into dreams. The therapy part of ‘Dream therapy’ is just as vague as dreams are in general.