Reiki is an ancient hands-on healing art that is used to promote an optimum state of health.
In Japanese, “Rei” is interpreted to mean spiritual consciousness. “Ki” refers to the life force energy that flows through all living things. Reiki thus means Spiritually Guided Universal Life Force Energy. This concept of healing energy is also referred to as Chi in Chinese, light, or the Christlight in Christianity, and prana in Hinduism.
Reiki energy is passed from the practitioner to the patient by placing the hands lightly on or above the body, allowing the healing energy to flow into areas of the body that are in need. Special attention is paid to the Chakras, or energy centers of the body. When the body’s energy is in balance the immune system becomes strengthened to fight diseases and return us to our natural state of wellness.
Reiki Heals More Than Just The Physical
Reiki can affect all levels of our being by touching the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies. Effects often include: Relaxation, stress and pain management, faster recovery from surgery, clearer thinking and a sense of well-being. It also heals patterns that lead to pain, sometimes without us knowing it or being able to put it into words. Regular Reiki treatments keep all the systems of the body functioning at a higher level.
Does Reiki Work with Traditional Medicine?
Reiki is compatible with traditional medicine and all other healing modalities such as, chiropractic, massage therapy, psychotherapy, etc. Often it is used as complimentary treatment to traditional western methods, Reiki does not conflict with any religious belief systems.
It is important to understand that although the practitioner plays an important role in the proper execution of Reiki techniques, it is the universal life energy that does the healing, not the practitioner.