What is Reiki?

Reiki Treatment – The facts you need to know

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I’m going to try to narrow this for you guys as much as I can. Here is a brief general guideline I made to help introduce those who are not already familiar with Reiki:

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Reiki – an introduction to a less known healing technique

Reiki is a healing technique with origins from Japan. The technique was developed by Mikao Usui in 1922 and the healing power of this alternative medicine is based on the natural flowing energy in the universe. Since its adoption, Reiki has spread and has been adopted by cultures and traditions all over the world. Reasons for this are that Reiki is simple to use and most importantly, it gives out the desired healing response. The practitioners of the technique do employ a “palm healing” approach which allegedly transfer “energy from the universe” from practitioner’s palms into the body of the patient for healing to be arrived at quickly. Based on this approach, Reiki has some big relevance especially in healing ailments related to emotions, mind and spirit of persons. Still, caution has to be taken as the treatment cannot be solely relied on to treat many common ailments. However, Reiki is important in that it can give patients a peace of mind as the main target is for the sick persons to gain mental relief from the problems they may be facing.

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The “life force energy” as described by Reiki practitioners

Reiki is classified as a pseudoscience from of treatment. The “universal energy” element which is the principal healing factor is unseen and the overall healing process can generally be described as “therapeutic psychology”. Reiki practitioners believe that if a person is having a low “life force energy”, probably due to illnesses, the energy from the universe can be channeled to compensate for the deficit an individual is experiencing. “Low life energy” probably describes the psychological downwardness many people do experience when they are suffering from bodily pains, stress or emotional imbalance. Reiki treatment aims at restoring the “life force energy” to a fulfilling level which in turn makes people the treated persons to be happier, lively and have an overall satisfaction of a healthier life. In Japanese, Reiki loosely translate as “God’s wisdom and life energy” and from this simple description we get that Reiki is a spiritually guided treatment.

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The illnesses that can be cured by Reiki treatment

Reiki practitioners always have the sole purpose of ensuring that patients get to have a feeling of wonderful glow and a brilliant radiance of energy flowing in them. In most cases this has to be related to mental relaxation, a feeling of peace, being secure and an overall well being. The meaning delivered here is that Reiki treatment is appropriate for patients who may be dealing with bodily harm, stress and a mix of negative emotions. Reiki works by providing an alternative path through which the adverse and negative thoughts gets to leave the mind. This in turn leaves a calm mental room through which an individual can get to explore his world in a more thoughtful and positive way. Though Reiki cannot be solely relied on to treat many illnesses, it gives excellent results if used in conjunction with the other known therapeutic and medical techniques. Use of Reiki has no any know restrictions. It has been successfully tried on many people and the good thing is that the response has always been a highly welcomed one.

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Reiki practice is not a religion

Simple description of Reiki links the practice to spiritual healing and this can lead to the treatment being tied to the many religious practices found all over the world. The “life force energy transfer” concept may make many people buy the myth that Reiki is a religion. Though the Reiki treatment is spiritual in nature, patients are not made to believe in any form of deity so that they can receive the expected healing. Reiki founder, Dr. Mikao Usui describes the treatment as a fully harmonious natural healing that is applicable to all cultures of the world. The transfer of healing energy from Reiki practitioner can merely be seen as a form of meditation which connects a patient to the external peace and devoid him/her of the emotional, mental or stressful moments at hand. In medical profession Reiki is ever welcomed. Doctors and psychologists do regularly recommend the treatment to patients who may be dealing with emotional trauma as it accelerates the healing factor. Getting healed while on Reiki treatment requires devotion from the patient’s part and this is not a difficult aspect as Reiki is always in its simplistic form.

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