Reiki Healing, An Introduction

Reiki healing is an excellent relaxation and energy healing system developed by Japanese spiritual scholar and teacher Mikao Usui. Dr. Usui developed Reiki as a way to bring the natural balance of personal energies back to an individual as well as a way to heal those energies.

The practice of Reiki, for those who choose to use it as such, can be used as a spiritual practice for maintaining peace of mind and personal well-being.

Meaning of Reiki

The word Reiki is made up of two smaller words: “Rei” means Universal spirit energy, while “ki” represents your personal spirit energy. The concept of “ki” in Japanese, “chi” in Chinese, “prana” in the Indian Hindu religion. “Rei” is key to the teachings of Dr. Usui as is refers to the life force that animates, gives life to all form.

The same force animates each of us and is often referred to as the subtle energy body that surrounds and infuses us with life.long distance reiki  When we are stressed or traumatized, our aura can get depleted and out of balance, often causing dis-ease, illness.

Reiki can be viewed as a means of clearing and rebalancing our energy field, because it works on the all of our energy “bodies”-physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. An imbalance of any of these bodies will often manifest as problems on the physical plane, with our bodies.

Reiki’s Place In the Healing Arts

In the United States, Reiki is often used to complement traditional Western medical techniques. An increasing number of nurses and nurse practitioners use Reiki techniques as part of their caregiving to their patients. It’s not intended to be used as a method to diagnose medical conditions or as a primary healing modality. Energy healing and balancing is considered to the primary value of Reiki.

In the United States and elsewhere, Reiki healing is often put side by side with other recognized complementary healing arts, such as acupuncture, massage, and even self-hypnosis.

For the sake of simplicity, these different disciplines are grouped together under the simple rubric of “alternative healing.” Because of the overly simplistic way that the medical establishment has categorized these disciplines, it is very important to know the actual distinctions between these healing arts.

Most alternative healing arts can be used side-by-side each other with zero conflict (as opposed to conventional medical practices, which can sometimes clash with each other). This is actually a good thing, because you can use Reiki healing alongside other methods such as self-hypnosis and even acupuncture.

However, it is vital that people understand that Reiki healing is not identical to acupuncture and the other disciplines that have been mentioned. Reiki healing has its own unique set of principles and techniques (and not to mention its own advantages).

Who Can Benefit

Reiki works best for people who are stressed out from home or work pressures, who have emotional issues or who have physical illnesses. Reiki practitioners, and Reiki masters, are trained to help anyone who wants to receive help with a condition (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual) that needs adjusting.

Chronic conditions may require a series of treatments. This is usually done by face to face contact with a Reiki practitioner or master at his/her office or at a place of the patient’s choosing, often with Reiki healing music playing in the background.

Because face to face treatments are not always feasible it is possible to get a distance healing from a practitioner or Master, who has been trained to do this type of work (one who has second-degree Reiki training). This requires the ability on the part of the practitioner to fully tune into Source or Universal energy (rei) and channel it effectively to the person who is not immediately present. The effects can be as powerful as a treatment that is done in person for the achievement of energy healing.

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