The Japanese healing method called “Reiki” does not involve physical manipulation or the ingestion or application of any substances.
It actually works with the subtle vibrational field thought to surround and penetrate the body.
Reiki treatment is usually facilitated by light, non-manipulative touch to a clothed recipient. It is a form of spiritual medicine developed by Mikao Usui in the early 20th century that uses the hands to transfer energy with perceived healing qualities into the bodies of the ailing.
The purpose of Reiki is to provide stress reduction and relaxation but especially healing both emotional and physical. Reiki can be defined as a non-physical healing energy.
The source of health comes from the life force energy or “Ki” that flows through and around the individual rather than from the functional condition of the physical organs and tissues. It is the Ki that animates the physical organs and tissues as it flows through them and therefore is responsible for creating a healthy condition. The preventive and curative qualities of Reiki can be reduced to two simple principles: the cleansing of meridians and balancing of the chakras to achieve a harmonious energy flow.
The great value of Reiki is that because it is guided, it knows exactly where to go and how to respond to restrictions in the flow of Ki. It can work directly in the unconscious parts of the mind/body which contain negative Ki-inhibiting thoughts and feelings and eliminate them. As Reiki flows through a sick or unhealthy area, it breaks up and washes away any negative thoughts or feelings lodged in the unconscious mind/body thus allowing a normal healthy flow of Ki to resume. As this happens, the unhealthy physical organs and tissues become properly nourished with Ki and begin functioning in a balanced healthy way thus replacing illness with health.