Reiki is a natural healingpractice coming from Japan, developed in 1922. by Dr Mikao Usui. Reiki, or orientalmedicine as they sometimes call it, is the part of the complementary andalternative medicine (CAM) in the United States. The word reiki (pronounced Ray-key) is a Japanese word and it means UniversalLife Energy, the energy that surrounds us.
Reiki practitionersuse the technique known as palm healing, placing the hands just above theperson who receives the treatment, connecting themselves with the source ofinfinite energy (God Force) and transmitting that energy through the palms. Thewhole person is treated onthe front and back of the body, rather than treating a specific localized symptom. The treatmentusually lasts for about 1 to 1½ hours.
Reiki is an healing energy that flows within the person, disrupted because of destructivelifestyle, relationships, anger, fear, worry, doubts, injuries, emotional orphysical traumas, lack of love in our everyday life etc. Imbalanced “Life forceenergy” can cause emotional and health problems.
Reiki can help in healing any physical, mental, emotionaland spiritual issues.
After the reiki treatment receiver is deeply relaxed, and theorganism can start with its self-healing, problems with sleeping disappear, blood pressure is brought back to normal. Someinjuries might heal, pain is relieved, chronic problems (like asthma, eczema,headaches) get better. Using reiki, a person might break the bad habits, get rid ofaddiction and remove energy blocks, so that the flow of Universal energy balancesand harmonizes the body. Reiki treatments support the immune system, increasevitality, assist in detoxification of the body and help to reduce sideeffects after the surgery or chemotherapy. The treatment could assist you inspiritual growth and help dealing with emotional baggage.
Long termbenefits of reiki might include the overall good health of the receiver(the healee), because it restores the natural ability of a human body – to healitself. The body will be able to adapt to everyday stress, and immune systemwill work at its best. The receiver becomes a confident person, in harmony withhim/herself and the people around him.
Combined withother natural therapies, such as meditation, crystal or aroma-therapy, BachFlower remedies or homeopathy, reiki is even effective. Reiki can be used ascomplementary to conventional therapy, the western medicine. Everyone canbenefit from a reiki treatment: men, women, even pregnant women, children or pets and plants. Healing energy can be used anywhere, anytime to relive the pain or stressand to rejuvenate the body and soul.