Reiki – The Japanese Art Of Healing
A gentle but powerful hands-on Japanese healing art, the word ‘Reiki’ means universal life energy, the vital energy around and within all living things. It helps restore balance and harmony to the mind and body. Use throughout the world by people of all creeds and belief systems, Reiki is something that can benefit anyone.
Reiki has proven to be of great benefit for a broad range of conditions. It is used as a complement to conventional therapies in hospitals worldwide. People who suffer from migraine, asthma, skin conditions, ulcers, orthopedic injuries and arthritis have noted amazing improvements in their health. Reiki has also been of benefit for some people challenged with various forms of cancer and other types of serious health challenges. The gentle Reiki energy is also effective in calming the mind and has helped many with anxiety and depression. The emotional storms that often accompany the ups and downs of life can be eased when this energy is applied. Reiki is something that pregnant woman can use. Some maternity hospitals now in the United States, offer Reiki as a complimentary form of therapy.
- It empowers energy levels
- It helps boost the immune system
- It reduces stress
- It enhances self confidence levels
- It helps in the grieving process
- It complements conventional therapies
- It benefits chronic and acute medical conditions
Reiki can also be used in the following situation:
- while on medication
- if you have cancer and are having chemotherapy
- are in hospital and your physician agrees to Reiki treatments
- in conjunction with other forms of complementary healing
There are many reasons why people choose to have Reiki treatments. Some people want relief from chronic conditions. A Reiki treatment is a very relaxing, non invasive procedure. The role of the practitioner in a Reiki treatment is to channel the universal Reiki energy to the client. They do not use their own individual energy in their work.
During a Reiki treatment the practitioner places his or her hands gently over specific points on the client’s body. Certain sensations may be experienced by the client as the Reiki energy flows out of the practitioners hands. Some feel sensations such as heat, tingling or coolness. The Reiki energy will always present itself according to how each part of the body needs to perceive it. Most people find that the energy of Reiki transports them into a deep relaxed state.
Reiki is intended not only for healing but also in incorporating those healing powers towards all living things. Its gentle approach of treating life with care and compassion is one of the core principles of Reiki. Each eiki master lives his or her life propagating the doctrine below:
- Just for today. Do not worry.
- Just for today. Do not anger.
- Honor your parents, teachers and elders.
- Earn your living honestly.
- Show gratitude to every living thing.
Reiki healing is gaining popularity worldwide and its benefits are bountiful. A long term practice of whole body Reiki will restore the general condition of the body. It will open the energy channels and this will allow the body to deal with stress and build up toxins and cope with anxiety and depression.
With the current conditions of our planet and our environment, our bodies are unable to withstand the demands our environment imposes on us. Coupled with work, traffic congestion, family duties and our own careers to fulfill, this appears to be a long journey. Where we can apply the teachings of ancient healing practices, to eliminate, if not to protect us from harm, illnesses and diseases, we should take heed of the wisdom of our ancestors and of our peers.
Reiki could be the answer to our modern day demands.
For more information about Reiki, feel free to visit http://www.reiki.org