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Many people have heard the word Reiki but are not really sure what it is or isn't. The system of Reiki is a method of working with energy that allows the body to clear itself, leaving one feeling lighter, healthier and happier. Furthermore, Reiki is completely safe!
Reiki, the word is Japanese meaning 'spiritual (Rei) energy (ki)' It has also been described as meaning 'Universal Life Force Energy.' The word Reiki is pronounced as Ray Kee.
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Although the word Reiki has its own unique meaning in the Japanese language, the same word has been adopted throughout the rest of the world to represent a healing system; the system of Reiki. "The system" refers to a Japanese system created by Mikao Usui in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The original system was spiritual development, but in modern times the emphasis has evolved as a system of energetic healing which uses specific Japanese meditative practices and breathing techniques.
Reiki is Healing Energy
Everything that is alive contains Ki (energy) and radiates it, but the person who has received the Reiki attunements or initiation has their body's energy channeled in a way that connects them to the Universe's limitless source of Ki. The Reiki Practitioner now has unlimited access to the life force energy for their own healing and is also a channel for transmitting this energy to others.
Reiki is healing energy in its truest sense. When the Reiki practitioner channels this life energy through their hands to the recipient, it activates the body's natural ability to heal itself. The energy goes to the deepest levels of the recipients being, where illnesses and traumas have their origin.
Reiki is a safe, holistic way of treating acute and chronic conditions and bringing about spiritual, mental and emotional well being. Reiki is suitable for everyone, including the very young to elderly, pregnant women, those recovering from surgery and it can bring comfort and ease the transition between life and death. If you are in good health, Reiki will help you stay that way.
Reiki never does harm, it works independently of any religion or spiritual belief system.
Benefits of Reiki
Reiki energy is beneficial for both physical and psychological ailing. While Reiki is not a cure for disease or illness it does, however, assist the body to heal itself. Reiki is an amazing addition to any traditional medicine and is practiced in many hospitals.
Below is a list of symptoms Reiki can help with:
Reiki in Hospitals
Reiki is becoming increasingly popular with the medical community, with over 800 hospitals across the U.S. offering Reiki as a standard part of hospital care. A research study at Hartford Hospital, Connecticut indicates that Reiki improved patient sleep by 86 percent, reduced pain by 78 percent, and reduced anxiety during pregnancy by 94 percent. In addition, nurses report that Reiki helps patients heal faster with less pain, reduces stress and improves mental attitude, improves appetite, and reduces the negative side effects of chemotherapy, radiation and other medical procedures. Reiki also is given to staff (nurses & doctors) to help with stress, keeping them calm and focused.
Reiki and Terminally Ill Patients
Reiki is ideal for people or animals who are in the terminal stage of an illness or life. Reiki helps prepare the person for their passing. It helps them adjust and not feel scared of the unknown. Clients report that it has calmed them in ways they cannot explain and let them feel at peace with their life, letting go of guilt, anger and other emotions that seem to come up at this late stage in their lives.