According to practitioners, energy can stagnate in the body where there has been physical injury or possibly emotional pain. In time, these energy blocks can cause illness. Reiki is a type of energy healing. Energy healing targets the energy fields around the body.
It is commonly referred to as palm healing or hands-on healing.
In Reiki, the practitioner transfers energy by placing their hands over or on the patient.
The word “Reiki” means “mysterious atmosphere, miraculous sign.” It comes from the Japanese words “rei” (universal) and “ki” (life energy).
Energy medicine aims to help the flow of energy and remove blocks in a similar way to acupuncture or acupressure. Improving the flow of energy around the body, say practitioners, can enable relaxation, reduce pain, speed healing, and reduce other symptoms of illness.
Reiki has been around for thousands of years. Its current form was first developed in 1922 by a Japanese Buddhist called Mikao Usui, who reportedly taught 2,000 people the Reiki method during his lifetime. The practice spread to the U.S. through Hawaii in the 1940s, and then to Europe in the 1980s.
Attribution: Medical News Today
Contribution: Dr. Renu Kakar
Dr. Renu Kakar is Director Operations at Aushadhhi and has been managing the organization for the last 24 years. She has a degree in alternative medicine. A wizard in astro-remedies, she is also a Grandmaster in Reiki. Soft spoken and ever smiling her patients dot on her even for their personal matters at Aushadhhi, Paramhans Prakashwati Mehta Institute of Holistic Healing and Research, a pioneer institute in Alternative Healing Therapies.
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