Reiki is a generic
Japanese compound word which has the general case meaning of
"healing". Rei means "Universal" or
"Spiritual", and Ki is "Life Force Energy". Most
westerners take Reiki to mean "Universal Life Force Energy".
However, whilst it is this energy that is used during Reiki Healing, the
actual methodology employed is known as the Usui Natural Healing System
(sometimes written as Usui Shiki Ryoho) from the name of the individual
who developed the healing system that uses Reiki energy.
In a Reiki Healing
session, the practitioner places his or her hands onto the patients body
at a number of strategic points. The patient almost always feels the
energy begin to flow into them, either as a heat, a coldness, or a
strange "flow" through their body, often in places remote from
the point at which the practitioner has their hands. Reiki is said to
"know" where it is needed, and flows to the point where it can
do most good.
can help all manner of ailments, both physical and
mental, but its most profound effect is an almost
immediate feeling of relaxation
practitioners are said to be "attuned"
to the Reiki energy, and develop their abilities
in conformance with Usui's original system. The
development of a practitioner is graded into three
healing is suitable for any age, along with pets
and even plants! There are many cases on record of
almost miraculous cures with this ancient healing
system, which conventional medicine has failed to