What is Reiki?
Reiki is a form of alternative medicine involving the laying-on-of-hands. It was developed in the 19 th century by a Dr. Mikao Usui from Japan. Reiki is the Japanese word for "universal life force energy". Reiki is a method of healing by touching the invisible energy that flows through all living things.
Reiki teachers, who are called masters, pass on their knowledge to their students in the form of 3 "degrees". 1st degree Reiki is when the student is allowed to perform the laying-on-hands treatment and transfer his and other energies. 2nd degree Reiki means that the student is able to treat a client that is many kilometres/miles away from him. The 3rd degree enables the student to teach Reiki.
Certain Reiki therapists actually touch the person whom they are healing whilst others carry out the treatment in the energy field which surrounds the body.
Essential Reiki: A Complete Guide to an Ancient Healing Art
Usually people with psychosomatic problems use Reiki to help them overcome their problems. Reiki is meant to help people with:
- Chronic pain
- Myogelosis (muscle hardening)
- Nervousness and anxiety
- Digestive problems
- A deficiency in concentration
There are no known side-effects from Reiki.
Reiki for Life: The Complete Guide to Reiki Practice for Levels 1, 2 & 3, Penelope Quest
The Original Reiki Handbook of Dr. Mikao Usui: The Traditional Usui Reiki Ryoho Treatment Positions and Numerous Reiki Techniques for Health and Well-Being