The whole premise of your original post was about money and how expensive the training is. That's probably why subsequent posts are referencing money.I'm going to shut up about money at this point because my statements are being taken out of context or only applied to one situation. I'm talking broadly about fields that are subsidized by govt insurance or private insurance--not your insurance. To walk into my dr's office costs $20 for a copay and bloodwork is part of that. I've studied health insurance (public and private) in school and insurance varies--what it covers varies. What I'm TRYING to say is that usually a patient does not pay full cost for a treatment that is covered by medicare, medicaid or private insurance. Yes, you pay taxes and your insurance company so it's not free. However, you usually spend less than you would if you were uninsured. The bill you get from the dr is less than it would be if they weren't covered by whatever insurance you have. I'm talking here IN VERY GENERAL TERMS.
This point I'm trying to make isn't even attacking reiki professionals, but giving an explanation for why they charge more than, say, $20 for a treatment session. Because they aren't recognized as a standard modality for treatment. Many holistic healing systems aren't. That's nothing against reiki as I have had treatments and believe it works.
Anyway, that's all I'm saying on the insurance issue. Thank you for your feedback and I'm sorry if my words aren't accurately expressing what I'm trying to say.
To me, the cost of treatment is not relevant to the cost of training unless you are looking for a specific return on investment for your training.
I did not put my $ specifics in my post to elicit sympathy. I put them there because many people are under the incorrect impression that medical care is much less expensive than it really is because someone else (insurance, taxes, etc.) is footing part of the bill. If I would compare the cost of reiki versus the cost of standard medical care, I would compare the actual costs which include the cost of insurance premiums and not just look at my individual out-of-pocket costs. (Which is exactly what I did when I chose the plan I have. It is the least expensive overall.)