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WHAT IS REIKI? Reiki (霊気) is a spiritual practice developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui, which since has been adapted by various teachers of diverse traditions. Reiki is also considered a spiritual or meditative type of healing or a form of prayer. It uses what has been commonly called palm healing or hands on healing as a form of complementary, alternative, or holistic healing. therapy.
Reiki is also sometimes classified as oriental medicine by some professional medical groups. Reiki practitioners or Reiki Masters use the hands to move energy through the body. Reiki can also be described as “laying on of hands.” The practitioners believe that they are transferring universal energy (i.e., reiki) in the form of qi (Japanese: ki) or Chi, through the palms, which brings self-healing and balance. Today there are many branches or styles of Reiki but there are two major traditions, Traditional Japanese Reiki and Western Reiki. Traditional Japanese Reiki is normally used to describe a system based on Usui’s original teachings. Western Reiki (西洋レイキ, Seiyō reiki) is a Reiki system that can be accredited to Hawayo Takata. The teaching of Reiki outside of Japan is commonly divided into three levels: First Degree – Shoden “初伝”, Second Degree – Okuden “奥伝”, and Third Degree – Shinpiden “神秘伝” or Master level. In Western Reiki, it is taught that Reiki the meridian energy lines and seven major chakras on the body are used with the hand positions.
- The Crown Chakra
- The Third Eye Chakra
- The Throat Chakra
- The Heart Chakra
- The Solar Plexus Chakra
- The Sacral Chakra
- The Base Root Chakra
WHAT HAPPENS IN A REIKI HEALING SESSION? Generally in a western Reiki healing session the hands are placed just off the body or lightly touching. Typically, the client is lying down, as in a massage therapy position. Some Reiki Masters also practice “long-distance” Reiki sessions. In a Reiki session, the practitioner is said to bring Universal Life Energy to the client. During the healing session, a client will go into a state of deep relaxation. During this relaxed state he or she might experience a reduction of pain and sense of peace and well-being. Those trained in Reiki are referred to as Reiki Masters or Reiki practitioners depending on their level of training.
IS REIKI EFFECTIVE? Current research studies are inconclusive in providing clinical evidence as to the effectiveness of Reiki. It is thought that more research is needed. However, individual clients and Reiki Masters and practitionerss claim that Reiki can be very effective in healing or providing relief for the following health concerns:
- dental pain
- broken bones
- multiple sclerosis
- heart disease
- bruises, and much more
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