Introduction to the World of Reiki . . Did You Know . . .
Reiki is a Japanese form of alternative medicine called energy healing. Reiki is a natural therapy that gently balances and clears the human energy fields (auras) and energy centers (chakras) to stimulate the body’s healing system to function at an optimal level. One of the greatest Reiki benefits is stress reduction and relaxation, which triggers the body’s natural healing abilities to improve and maintain health.
“Re” means ‘Universal” and “Ki” means life force energy. When the flow of life force energy is disrupted, weakened or blocked, emotional or health problems tend to occur. Imbalances can be caused by many situations occurring in our lives, including both physical and emotional trauma. With so much happening in the world around us, imbalances caused by stress and uncertainty are increasing.
Today, there is a deeper awareness concerning the flow of subtle energies in and around the body and the connection between these subtle energies and one’s health. This developing awareness validates the ancient idea of “life force energy” as the cause of health and its lack as the cause of illness. The existence of “life force energy” and the necessity for it to flow freely in and around one’s body to maintain health has been studied and acknowledged by health care practitioners as well as scientists. As a result of this research, over 500 hospitals are currently providing Reiki as a healing option for their patients.
Article by Cindy Douglas, Certified Reiki Master
Reiki Healing Clinic, Alpine, CA