What is Reiki and what can it help with?
Reiki is a complementary health approach in which practitioners place their hands lightly on or just above a person, with the goal of facilitating the person’s own healing response. Reiki, meaning ‘universal life energy’, is a form of energy healing which has become increasingly recognised for its ability to heal on all levels (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual) and promote total holistic well-being. It energises and heals the body, reduces stress and works in conjunction with other healthcare and medical treatments.
Reiki is not a religion; rather it is a spiritual practice, which complements any faith as a hands-on healing practice. A practitioner gains access to the specific frequencies of energy used in Reiki by receiving a series of attunements from a Reiki Master.
During an attunement, different energy centres (chakras) and energy channels are opened and strengthened, which enables the Reiki practitioner to channel energy through their hands. This allows the student to become a channel for Reiki; it does not make them become ‘Reiki the energy’
- Reiki is based on an Eastern belief in an energy that supports the body’s innate or natural healing abilities.
- Usui Reiki is a method of natural healing that uses the natural energy of life and all living things to restore balance and harmony where there is imbalance and dis-ease.
- Reiki has been studied for a variety of conditions, including pain, anxiety, fatigue, and depression.
What can Reiki help with?
- lack of energy
- panic attacks
- respiratory problems
- General anxiety
- low self-esteem
- digestive problems
- nervous tension
- Pain management
There are no reasons why Reiki should NOT be used as it does NOT counteract with any medications or illnesses. However, Reiki should be used alongside medical care and medications to compliment rather than replace.