Reiki is considered the universal energy that is present throughout the universe. ‘Rei’ means universal and ‘chi’ life force. A Reiki healer channels and directs this energy for healing purposes either by touching with palms or remotely without touch.
There are three levels of Reiki in what is called Reiki Attunement. The first degree enables a person to feel the universal energy and conduct a healing on themselves or others who are physically present. hands of the healer might be placed either over a specific body part, over the whole body or over the body’s seven Chakras (energy centers). The second degree of Attunement enables a healer to use three main reiki symbols to conduct a powerful healing whether physical, emotional or spiritual. The patient need not be present. By the third degree of Attunement the healer is a Reiki Master. Sessions are more powerful and the Master can attune others to be healers.
For recent problems, it is advised sessions should be conducted 1 – 2 times daily over a few days. For lasting health and wellness issues, it is better to have 2 – 3 sessions a week for several weeks. Each session lasts 15 minutes to an hour. In distant reiki the patient’s photograph is sent to the healer. during the time of the scheduled session, the patient is preferably at rest.
The claimed benefits of Reiki are: enhanced energy levels and vitality through relaxation of the mind and body; strengthening of the body’s healing mechanisms ; enhanced mind body coordination; enhanced immune function and greater tolerance of chronic pain.
• Reiki comes under the heading of complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM) in USA and the UK. If you suffer from fibromyalgia, Aids, prostrate and other Cancers or diabetes you might want to explore this avenue. Ask your local health center for more information.