Massage & Bodywork

November | December 2014

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64 m a s s a g e & b o d y w o r k n o v e m b e r / d e c e m b e r 2 0 1 4 By Heather McCutcheon Reiki and A staggering number of American veterans are coming home from service with pos raumatic stress disorder (PTSD). According to the US Department of Veterans Aff airs (VA), 228,875 of those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan have been diagnosed with the debilitating condition, and new cases are being recognized every day. 1 Practitioners from a variety of healing modalities feel called to help ease their burden and are increasingly being sought out by individuals, service groups, and the VA itself. Reiki is one of the modalities receiving increased a ention, as it can alleviate symptoms for the affl icted and help ease the stranglehold PTSD has on their lives. PTSD Reiki and PTSD Easing the Burdens of War A Salute to Those Who Serve

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