Mick treats animals, plants and people with reiki

HAVE you got a cat with a cold or a bush with the blues? A man from Lower Weare believes he can help rid any patient, animal or vegetable, of physical or emotional distress. Reiki master/teacher Mick Norton, aged 55, has treated many patients, ranging fro

HAVE you got a cat with a cold or a bush with the blues?A man from Lower Weare believes he can help rid any patient, animal or vegetable, of physical or emotional distress.Reiki master/teacher Mick Norton, aged 55, has treated many patients, ranging from willow bushes to terrapins.He is now looking for a group of people, animals or plants with similar conditions to carry out clinical trials so the practice can be recognised as a legitimate treatment.He hopes to perform reiki sessions on half the group to show what a difference it can make.Mick and his partner Teri Bailey, aged 40, are also hoping to start up a complimentary medical practice to treat animals, people and even plants.Mick is already a fully trained reiki practitioner and Teri is learning herbalism and acupuncture so they can offer the full range of treatments to their patients, be it animal or vegetable.The couple, who live in Turnpike Road, and also work at West Country Motorhomes in Lower Weare, treat patients in their own home and can travel to clients' houses as well.So far Mick has treated a terrapin, a dog with mange, a cat with the flu, a pony with laminitis, a cockatiel with a cold, a willow bush, a beech tree and a number of friends and family.He said: "I took up reiki because I wanted to be able to treat Teri if she was ill, wherever and whenever she needed."Reiki was first used by Mikao Usui in Japan and is based on the principle of using universal energy and the natural life force found in every living thing to stimulate the body's natural healing ability.Mick trained to become a master teacher in the practice in Bristol and Wookey Hole. He said: "At first I get the patient to lie down and I scan them and find out which part of the body my hands are being guided to. The force lets me know where it's needed and it directs the energy through to reach the place."He added: "I don't heal anyone, it's the universal life force, I'm just a conduit of it. I've been taught how to use the energy and transfer it. It's an intense sensation and often I get tingly in my fingers."His partner Teri is one of his patients. She claims a few sessions of reiki healed the stretched ligaments in her hands, when surgery could not. She said: "It's very relaxing. A couple of times I've felt tingly. When Mick's doing the reiki his hands aren't even on me but I can feel heat radiating from them. You feel like a flow of energy is going through you." A neighbour's pony with a twisted foot was one of Mick's first patients. Mick said: "The animal was almost crippled and could barely walk. After reiki it kicked up its feet and ran round the field with its foot completely fixed."After the willow bush in his garden was attacked by one of his dogs and bent in half, Mick replanted it and treated it with reiki and the bush is now standing tall again.He said: "The way animals respond is mind-blowing. I find it totally amazing in this modern day what you can do with just a little practice to help anything. It doesn't have to be human or animal, like the bush I helped."Anyone interested in being part of the trials can call Mick on 01934 732195 or email him at wish4joy@aol.com


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