What is Reiki? Does it “work”? Maybe you’ve heard of reiki but don’t know what it is. Are you considering reiki but aren’t sure it’s right for you. Or perhaps your doctor has suggested reiki as a form of therapy complementary to your existing medical treatments.
WHAT IS REIKI?
Reiki is an energy healing technique that promotes relaxation and reduces stress and anxiety through gentle touch. Reiki practitioners use their hands to deliver energy to your body, improving the flow and balance of your energy to support healing. Mikao Usui developed reiki in the early 1900s, deriving the term from the Japanese words rei, meaning “universal,” and ki, which refers to the vital life force energy that flows through all living things. Now, reiki is used all over the world, including in hospitals and hospices, to complement other forms of health treatments. Reiki aids in healing by helping people become energetically balanced — physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF REIKI
Reiki promotes relaxation, stress reduction, and symptom relief to improve overall health and well-being. It can: Bring on a meditative state. Foster tissue and bone healing after injury or surgery. Stimulate your body’s immune system. Promote natural self-healing. Relieve pain and tension. Support the well-being of people receiving traditional medical treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, and kidney dialysis. Studies show that reiki treatment may create feelings of: Peace. Relaxation. Security. Wellness.
CAN REIKI REPLACE TRADITIONAL TREATMENTS?
No. Reiki treatment should not be a substitute for the consultation of a physician or a psychotherapist. Reiki complements other types of medical and therapeutic treatments, and it can increase the efficacy of other types of healing. If you’re already in good health, though, regular reiki treatments can enhance your ability to respond to stress and serve as a form of preventive medicine.
WHAT CONDITIONS DOES REIKI TREAT?
Because it works on the entire self – mind, body, and emotions – and because it is universal life force energy, reiki may be successful in all types of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual healing. Reiki isn’t specific to any particular type of disease or condition but may help people with Cancer. Chronic pain. Infertility. Digestive problems. Parkinson’s disease. Psychological distress, including depression and anxiety. Stress-related illnesses. Reiki can also help you prepare for surgery, which may help boost your recovery afterward.
HOW DOES REIKI WORK?
Reiki practitioners act as a conduit between you and the source of the universal life force energy. The energy flows through the practitioner’s hands to you. The patient determines the energy flow from the practitioner’s hands by taking only what they need. This helps the patient know that we support them only in what they need rather than what we think they need. This is a perfect balance to meet the patient’s needs.