Reiki is a healing technique for enhancing the quality of life on all levels physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. It is an excellent technique for stress reduction and relaxation. Thought to have originated in Tibet thousands of years ago, Reiki was rediscovered by Dr. Mikao Usui, a Japanese Buddhist in the early 1900’s.
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – “Rei” = “Spiritual Wisdom. “Ki” = “Life Force Energy” so Reiki is actually “Spiritually Guided Life Force Energy”.
The word “Rei” means Universal, interpreted to mean higher knowledge or spiritual consciousness. This wisdom comes from Spirit which is all-knowing. It knows the cause of all problems and difficulties and knows how to heal them.
The word “Ki” means the same as “Chi” in Chinese. This is a non-physical energy that animates all living things. If your “Ki” or “Chi” energy is low or if there are restrictions/blockages in its flow, you are vulnerable to illness or will feel stressed and this stops you from being happy and healthy. "Ki" is responsive to thoughts and feelings so when you have negative thoughts, feeling etc. your "Ki" is disrupted and diminished; these negative thought forms become lodged in the subconscious mind and disrupt your psychical, emotional, mental and spiritual well being.
Reiki has its own intelligence it will communicate with your higher self and knows exactly where it needs to go and what to do. It can never do any harm.
While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma, and there is nothing you must believe, in order to receive the benefits.
A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include security and wellbeing.
Reiki is simple, natural and a safe method of spiritual healing, self-improvement and self-empowerment. It is effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and works in harmony with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects. It shortens healing time, reduces or eliminates pain, and helps to create optimism. It has been regularly noted that patients receiving Reiki leave the hospital earlier than those that don’t. Reiki is recognized in many hospitals and is being used by both Doctors and Nurses.
Dr. Oz speaks of Reiki during a live show on alternative medicine, “It provides me with a good segue to what I think may be ultimately the most important alternative medicine treatment of all. And we are embarking on this whole new vista of opportunities, it broadens dramatically the spectrum of where we might be able to go in our bodies, and this is the area of energy medicine”.
“….It’s not just about acupuncture,” Dr. Oz says. “The reason I’m so excited and passionate about alternative medicine is …[because it is] the globalization of medicine.” Alternative medicine, Dr. Oz says, deals with the body’s energy – something that traditional Western medicine generally does not. “We’re beginning now to understand things that we know in our hearts are true but we could never measure,” he says. “As we get better at understanding how little we know about the body, we begin to realize that the next big frontier .. in medicine is energy medicine.”