What is Reiki?
Reiki combines the Japanese and Chinese word-characters of "rei" (spiritual or supernatural) and "ki" (vital energy). According to the National Institutes of Health's National Center of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, reiki is a healing method based on an Eastern belief that this energy can be channeled to support the body’s natural ability to heal.
The Reiki energy flows through the practitioner, out of [his or her] hands to the patient and this electromagnetic energy interacts with the patient's electromagnetic field.
How Reiki Feels & What it Can Help With
What one experiences during a Reiki treatment varies somewhat from person to person. However, feelings of deep relaxation are usually felt by all. In addition, many feel a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and surrounds them. As the Reiki energy encourages one to let go of all tension, anxiety, fear or other negative feelings a state of peace and well-being is experienced. At the end of the treatment, one feels refreshed with a more positive, balanced outlook.
Scientific studies on Reiki suggest that this complementary therapy may play some role in reducing anxiety and pain, inducing relaxation, improving fatigue and helping relieve the symptoms of depression, according to the Center for Spirituality & Healing at the University of Minnesota (UMN).
*Reiki has had a positive affect on all forms of illness and negative conditions including things like head or stomach aches, bee stings, colds, flu, tension and anxiety as well as heart disease, cancer, leukemia, etc.
The side effects of regular medical treatments have also been reduced or eliminated with Reiki. This includes the negative effects of chemotherapy, post operative pain and depression as well as improving the healing rate and reducing the time needed to stay in the hospital.
Stress reduction with some improvement in ones physical and psychological condition are what most experience.
*excerpt from the International Center for Reiki Training.
Reiki in My Life
I was attuned as a Level I and Level II Reiki Master over a decade ago. Energy work has always been intriguing to me. I find it appealing because people are full of energy and its surrounds us all.
I love the way energy feels and how it moves.
For me, learning Reiki came very naturally and I use it often.
I am a Reiki Practitioner with people and animals alike. I thoroughly enjoy that aspect of energy work.
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