I had the privilege of having a Reiki master in my other job today.
This is great for two reasons: first, I always wanted to see if that crap worked and second, it was a great way to experience an alternative therapy.
It just so happens I have a condition (and I use that term very loosely) called "Mouse Hand". It's basically shoulder pain related to overextension of the arm while using a computer mouse day in and day out for the last eight years.
Well, she did the whole Reiki thing, which I admittedly didn't give much weight to, and I tried to have an open mind, and... I'll be damned, but it made my shoulder feel a hell of alot better! It was very strange; I distinctly felt heat from inside my shoulder.
Alternative therapies are absolutely great and this one really astounded me that I actually felt something. I totally thought it was going to be some sort of hoo-doo voo-doo that was all talk, but I definitely felt better and my shoulder has felt fine for a few hours now.
Interesting experience to say the least!