I put a question mark at the end of the title because I'm not sure what to call these therapies. During my Reiki treatment, the two practitioners talked about chakras. I knew nothing about chakras, so I tried to remember what they had to say and then did a websearch when I got home. She'd said it seemed that my root chakra was almost closed. And that my throat chakra was ...weak? I may not have the terminology right, I was quite foggy when she was talking, and as I said, this was all new to me. The root chakra, I discovered, is from the base of the spine, to the pubic bone, and everything in between. It's supposed to have to do with a sense of security, of belonging, of safety. It relates to jobs, money, connection to the rest of the world. It is related to the adrenals. Especially since I got sick, this sounded right. As to the throat chakra, it has to do with the ability to communicate our thoughts and feelings, the ability to express inner creativity. It is related to the thyroid. Certainly I had taken a beating in this area since becoming ill. Further reading took me to scientific articles about vibrations. Specifically, the vibrations in our vocal chords when we sing. Apparently good chemicals are released (I'm rusty on this, I'll have to look up the particulars again) when we sing as our vocal chords vibrate. So I began to sing again. Dragged my keyboard out of the closet where I had ditched it 6 yrs ago and played old songs I used to play, and I sang. Sang while I was doing chores around the house, while I was doing nothing at all, while I was going for a walk. Do I think it has helped? Yes. Do I understand why or how? No I don't. Would I recommend it? Definitely.