Last Saturday my three year old son woke up unwell. He was listless, even his lips were pale, and there was vomiting. We considered taking him to Kdoc, since our GP was gone for the weekend, but we thought we’d monitor him for a bit first before taking that step.
When his tummy settled the two of us sat on the couch watching CBeebies. He cuddled in to me and I gave him Reiki. It’s the first time he ever sat still for it, usually he’s off like a shot in two seconds, and I have to send it across the room. We sat like that for about a half hour, during which time his mother came in with the Calpol.
About an hour later my son started to perk up. He wouldn’t be 100% ‘til the next day, but he had a smile on his face and was in good form.
So, was it the Reiki or the Calpol that made my son feel better? I supposed we could have done an empirical study where we used one relief method on this occasion, then another the next time he got ill. I would have been more of a scientist, but I wouldn’t have been much of a father.
When our children get sick, why wouldn’t we use whatever tools we have to heal them? Why wouldn’t we combine the conventional with the unconventional, use whatever works. Was it the Reiki or the Calpol that helped my son? It doesn’t matter. What does matter is that he felt better.