Reiki, a Powerful Tool for Mind, Body and Spirit
The interest in alternative medicine is growing rapidly today. Among the huge number of healing methods available, Reiki has become very popular around the world, especially since science has verified the existence of the universal life energy that Reiki is based on. Reiki is a powerful holistic healing system; it heals on all levels, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
So what is Reiki? Reiki is the Japanese word for Universal Life Force Energy. It is a very simple method that uses universal life energy, the energy which permeates our entire universe and all living things. This universal life energy is called qi or chi in China, prana in India, and ki in Japan and this is where the Reiki name derives. It circulates throughout the body and in an energy field surrounding the body. This energy field, long been known to healers and mystics, is now verified by scientists. Recent scientific experiments have verified the existence of this life force energy. Scientists have proven that everything in the universe, at a sub-atomic level, is made up of energy. Health is the harmonious flow of life energy, while imbalances in this flow, due to unhealthy habits or negative emotions lead to illness. So this subtle energy is responsible for the processes in our body on all levels: physical, emotional and mental. Reiki is channeled through the hands of the practitioner into the body of the receiver and balances the energy flow in the body.
Reiki is a holistic healing system, i.e. it addresses the whole person: the physical, mental, emotional and the spiritual levels. The body is not made up of parts to be fixed, but an amazing and complex web of energy, and in order to truly return to health, all the levels of our being must be addressed.