Japanese Healing System Reiki and Its Benefits

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Introduction to Reiki

Reiki is a Japanese form of healing that is becoming
increasingly popular worldwide. What makes Reiki unique is   that it incorporates elements of just about every other
alternative healing practices such as spiritual healing, auras, crystals, chakra balancing, meditation, aromatherapy,
naturopathy, and homeopathy.

Reiki involves the transfer of energy from practitioner to
patient to enhance the body’s natural ability to heal itself through the balancing of energy. Reiki utilizes specific
techniques for restoring and balancing the natural life force energy within the body. It is a holistic, natural, hands-on
energy healing system that touches on all levels: body, mind, and spirit.

Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a Japanese word representing
universal life energy, the energy which is all around us. It is derived from rei, meaning “free passage” or “transcendental
spirit” and ki, meaning “vital life force energy” or ” universal life energy”.

What Is Reiki?

Reiki practitioners channel energy in a particular pattern to
heal and harmonize. Unlike other healing therapies based on the premise of a human energy field, Reiki seeks to restore
order to the body whose vital energy has become unbalanced.

Reiki energy has several basic effects: it brings about deep
relaxation, destroys energy blockages, detoxifies the system, provides new vitality in the form of healing universal life
energy, and increases the vibrational frequency of the body.

The laying of hands is used in Reiki therapy also as in spiritual
healing. There is a difference though. In spiritual healing, a person with a strong energy field places his or her hands above
a particular part of the recipient’s body in order to release
energy into it. So, here the healer is the one who is sending out the energy. In Reiki, however, the healer places the hands
above the recipient; however, it is the recipient that draws the
energy as needed. Thus, in this case, the individual being healed takes an active part in the healing process as opposed to
having a passive part in spiritual healing. The individual takes
responsibility for his or her healing. The recipient identifies the needs and cater to them by drawing energy as needed.

Although there are a few positions in which the practitioner is
in contact with the patient (such as  cradling the head), most   Reiki treatments do not involve actual touching. The
practitioner holds his or her hands a few inches or farther away
from the patient’s body and manipulates the energy field from there.

History of Reiki

Reiki is believed to have begun in Tibet several thousand years ago. Seers in the

Orient studied energies and developed a system of sounds and symbols for

universal healing energies. Various healing systems, which crossed many different

cultures, emerged from this single root system.  Unfortunately, the original source

itself was forgotten.

Dr. Mikao Usui, a Japanese Christian educator in Kyoto, Japan, rediscovered the

root system in the mid- to late 1800s. He began an extensive twenty-one-year study

of the healing phenomena of history’s greatest spiritual leaders. He also studied

ancient sutras (Buddhist teachings written in Sanskrit). He discovered ancient

sounds and symbols that are linked directly to the human body and nervous system which activate the universal life energy for healing.

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Usui then underwent a metaphysical experience and became

empowered to use these sounds and symbols to heal. He called this form of healing Reiki and taught it throughout

Japan until his death around 1893.

The tradition was passed through several grandmasters of

reiki such as Dr. Chujiro Hyashi,  Hawayo Takata, and Phyllis Lei Furumoto.

There are many forms of reiki being practiced now. The two

principal ones are: “the Usui System of Natural Healing” and “the Radiance Technique.”

The Usui System of Natural Healing balances and

strengthens the body’s energy, promoting its ability to heal itself.

Reiki is useful in treating serious serious illnesses as well as

others. Examples are: sports injuries, cuts, burns, internal diseases, emotional disorders, and stress-related illnesses.

Reiki was introduced to the Western world in the mid-1970s.

Since then its use has spread dramatically

Reiki Energy

Reiki energy is regarded as life energy at its most effective-with
the maximum vibration. It is considered to have an almost   divine quality and as such includes everything, in a world
where problems and disorders are deemed to be due to the
feeling of detachment from the world. There is no division of Reiki energy into positive and negative forms but when a
person undergoes a session of therapy, they allow the energy to
be taken into themselves with beneficial effects. Essentially, those receiving Reiki energy decide subconsciously just how
much of the life energy is taken in.


Those who use Reiki regularly often find they are more joyful,
lively and their own in-built energy is enhanced-almost as if their batteries had been fully charged! Existing conflicts within
the person are broken down and there is a greater vitality,
leading to relaxation and a stimulation of the body. As this improvement develops, the natural processes of renewal and
removal of toxins are enhanced and rendered more effective,
ultimately opening up more of the body to the life energy.

Body organs such as the skin, and protective systems such as
the immune system are improved providing the individual is prepared regularly to undertake Reiki and in the first place to
undergo an attunement or initiation into Reiki energy. The
initiation is merely a means whereby the universal life energy is bestowed through the Reiki master. The master acts as a
channel and a link with God to release the healing power.

An initiation is not absolutely essential but it allows the
individual access to the universal life energy, which is used rather than their own life energy. Also, an initiation conveys a
greater capacity for using Reiki energy, with no associated
tiredness and further, it provides a protective mechanism against any negative manifestations

The Benefits Of Reiki therapy

A Reinforcing Effect

The whole body Reiki is used to treat the whole body to achieve
relaxation. It facilitates the removal of blockages in energy flow and the dispersal of toxins.

Long-term practice of whole-body Reiki will restore the
general condition of the body. The energy channels are opened to allow the body to deal properly and naturally with both
stress and the build-up of toxins. It will help you to cope with anxiety and depression.

Reiki therapy is also useful when you are recovering from an
illness. Reiki will provide the additional energy required to recover from the illness. It will also reinforce the effects of any
other method of natural healing. It can be used as a
supplementary therapy as it is a truly complementary system of treatment.

Reduction Of Side-Effects

Reiki therapy can be a very useful adjunct for anyone taking a
course of drugs. It can help reduce some of the side effects of drug therapy. Reiki helps the body in the recovery after drug
therapy, after surgery and after chemotherapy. In all these
cases, Reiki therapy supplies the body with extra life energy, enabling the body to bounce back more quickly from the burdens of surgery and

In some cases, use of Reiki therapy after an operation will
lessen pain. It will accelerate the natural healing processes. The key to success is that the therapy be undertaken on a
regular basis. When a person is enjoying good health, the
regular therapy increases the body’s built-in defenses which manifests itself as a confidence and outward harmony in dealing with everyday

events. It bestows a greater ability to deal with stressful
situations. You will gain a positive outlook on life. Once the blockages and toxins have been removed from the system, the
scope for personal advancement and growth becomes
available. In general, the better metabolic functioning afforded by Reiki therapy means that benefits and improvements may
be experienced in many ways.

Meditation With Reiki

Reiki is said to assist in the concentration required for
meditation, with the flow of energy aiding relaxation. There are some positions that can be adopted in Reiki meditation to
achieve particular goals. In the first position the legs are drawn
up and the soles of the feet put together with the knees falling apart. This can be done while lying down or sitting against a
wall or chair. The hands adopt a praying gesture. This is meant
to complete the circuit of energy, allowing a flow around the body. The Reiki energy removes any blockages and performed
regularly, this becomes a powerful meditation exercise. It can be done for short periods initially, just a couple of minutes,
and then built up in small increases.

Group meditation is also possible with Reiki, in which the participants stand in a circle with hands


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