My name is Esther (Ishtar) Evonne Purvis. I am a disabled Gulf War Era veteran (25 years of Military Sexual Trauma/PTSD). As a result of many years of undiagnosed PTSD, like many of our veterans. I suffer from secondary illnesses related to PTSD Lupus, Thyroid, Autoimmune Diseases, Fibromyalgia, IBS, Degenerative Spine Disc Disease: Cervical, Lumbar, and Sciatic areas.
I dropped out of my Doctoral fellowship, after using my Gulf War GI benefits in 2003, barely completing my Master’s Degree in Education Literacy (Study of brain learning and neuropsychology). For decades I have suffered the long-term effects of PTSD and illnesses. As recently as 2015, I began meditating and in 2018, I learned more about Reiki, which has changed my life.
My pain, PTSD, and several other ailments are aligned with the diet and wellness practices form John Hopkins and healing practices of Reiki. I am getting better each and every day, as far as my PTSD symptoms, pain, and overall well-being. Reiki does work! There are peer-reviewed research reports to support evidence of Reiki and the brain of PTSD/Mental illness and the aftereffects of Reiki.
Harvard University Unveils MRI Study Proving Meditation Literally Rebuilds Gray Matter in the Brain in a Matter of 8 Weeks. “Test subjects taking part in an 8week-program of mindfulness meditation showed results that astonished even the most experienced neuroscientist at Harvard University. The study was led by a Harvard-affiliated team of researchers based at Massachusetts General Hospital, and the team’s MRI Scan documents for the very first time in medical history how meditation produced massive changes inside of the brain’s gray matter region. Although the practice of meditation is associated with a sense of peacefulness and physical relaxation, practitioners have long claimed meditation also provides cognitive and psychological benefits that persist throughout the day”.
Reiki (pronounced: Ray-Key) is a Japanese technique used for stress reduction. The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs now recognizes the RECENT research and impact on how Reiki is improving the lives of Veterans. In, 2017, The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has announced (VHA Directive 1137: VA Provision of Complementary & Integrative Health) that acupuncture, reiki, and reflexology, among other “complementary and integrative health [CIH] practices” will now be included in the standard veterans’ medical care and practice. Consult the local VA Medical Center’s business office or the Office of Community Care (referral) and also determine if a Veteran is eligible for CIH contract care in the community benefits. If you have a service connection issue listed above in relation to stress/trauma/chronic pain and or illness, you are entitled to a few minimum sessions of Reiki.
I have completed my Reiki Mastery level, May 2021. I am offering for a limited time, free Reiki Sessions for veterans: Contact for more information at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Created By Esther Purvis, M.Ed., Holy Fire Usai Reiki Master