Reiki is the Japanese word for cosmic energy. Reiki is an eastern ancient form of healing rediscovered in the late 1800s. According to many versions of its origin, Dr. Mikao Usui, a Japanese Christian minister and seeker of spiritual truths, spread the Reiki method of healing after a deep spiritual experience. He is said to have begun teaching others in 1922 after a serious earthquake hit Japan and he felt urged to spread his knowledge.
The practitioner seeks to transmit universal life energy to the patient. Reiki is practiced on humans as well as animals of all ages. Hands are placed just off the body, or lightly touching the body. It operates on many levels and can be useful to alleviate pain and stress and hasten the healing process. Reiki provides a safe, peaceful haven away from the world, a place where calm and stillness can once again be felt.
There are many physical conditions that arise as a result of long-term stress or poor attention to diet. We need to create time to consider alternatives to conventional methods of healing such as diet, energy work, lifestyle, etc.. It is often the case that medications alleviate symptoms leaving the root problem masked.
Jim is a Reiki Practitioner
Energy medicine follows the premise that imbalances exist in the body’s ”energy field” which result in illness. Through re-balancing and eliminating blockages, health can be restored. The practice of putative energy medicine dates back at least 5,000 years.