Firstly, Tom has been doing better and although I have heard him whimper briefly, it has not been the constant/frequent type that I was hearing
before the treatment. His appetite and energy levels have increased, and his behavior seems to be normal. He actually has amazed me by performing
some acrobatics that I had not seen before, and has been acting like a much younger mouse (too bad they only are with us for such a brief amount of
The Ancient Arts Holistic Vet
is located in the Fremont neighborhood just north of Seattle near the
University of Washington. It is across the street from one of my favorite places in the area:
The Indoor Sun Shoppe
The office is located in a
building with high ceilings with bare wood beams/walls. Dr. Rewers' fantastic and eclectic art is everywhere and her love of animals/nature is
apparent in every piece.
I was greeted by a assistant, who took an immediate shine to Tom and Jerry (I brought Jerry to give support and comfort to his ailing brother). I
was immediately taken to a private examination/treatment room that was similar to a regular doctor/vet office except for the comfy chairs and
abundance of art. There was a sign on the wall asking that voices be kept down to help preserve the calm/relaxing environment.
It was long before Dr. Rewers came in and I liked her immediately. We spoke briefly while Tom and Jerry came out of hiding to find out what was
going on. The Reiki session took about 25 minutes, during which Dr. Rewers made some interesting motions with her hands and seemed to focus most of
her attention on Tom (who came out of hiding during most of the treatment). We spoke softly about a number of things, including the intoxication that
I began to feel about half-way through the session. She seemed to know things about both the mice and myself that had not been explained to her
After the treatment, we received a vial of medicinal herbs to be sprinkled on Tom's food. We drove home and spent the rest of the day resting until
dinner time when we all ate like pigs. From what I can determine from the experience, Reiki is REAL and the treatment is beneficial. I did not
realize that Reiki that is directed towards an animal can affect the caregiver... The drunken euphoria and hot skin I experienced during both the
long-distance Reiki and whilst in the clinic for the personal treatment left me feeling hung-over (but without headache or dehydration) for the past
couple of days.
I was very skeptical about this type of treatment, but would not hesitate to recommend trying it out before going to a "Western medicine"
vet/doctor. Reiki is just one of a number of different options available at the Ancient Arts Vet, but since I have no experience with the other
treatments I can't really speak to their efficacy.
I realize that many so-called scientists/doctors/debunkers will firmly claim that Reiki has no beneficial effects and is nonsense, however, I have a
different opinion after having experienced it for myself. I am not here to convince anyone of anything, just to describe my own experience.
Thanks for taking the time to read this- let me know if you have any questions!
What is Reiki?
Just to be fair:
Reiki is Nonsense