Reiki is a spiritual and medical practice developed by a Japanese Buddhist in 1922 by the name of Mikao Usui. As a noun it signifies the universal energy that is present within each of us. Reiki healers transfer energy through their hands to their patients which can help to facilitate healing from a wide array of diseases and conditions. There are two main branches of healing, Traditional Japanese Healing, and Western Reiki. Below we will discuss what exactly Reiki and Reiki healers are while looking at the uses and benefits of this practice.
What is Reiki?
When discussing what Reiki is it is easier to start with what it is not. Though it is spiritual in nature it is not itself a religion of any sort. There are no doctrines or rules which one has to follow to participate in Reiki healing. It is open and available to people from every religious tradition. It is centered around the idea that in each of us there is an amount of universal energy. Ailments are caused by a lessening of this energy. A healer has been trained in the art of attuning his or herself to this energy and is able to transfer it from their hands into the body of the one seeking treatment. It is taught that the Reiki energy is inexhaustible and also intelligent. This means that the location of the healer’s hands is not as important as the ability to transfer the energy effectively as the energy will ultimately find its way to produce healing in the one being treated.
Differences In Reiki Healers
There are a few different schools of thought that different Reiki healers ascribe to which cause differences in different healer’s techniques. Traditional Japanese Reiki is shrouded in much mystery with Japanese Reiki healers often revealing very little of their techniques to the outside world. Japanese Reiki healers focus more on their breathing techniques than western Reiki healers tend to. There is also one particularly secretive section of Japanese Reiki healers who are thought to practice the same method of Reiki healing used originally by Mikao Usui. Traditional Japanese Reiki also does not focus as much on meridian lines and chakras as western healers do. Western healers tend to focus more on hand placement looking to particular chakras than the traditional Japanese Reiki Healers do.
What Can Reiki Healing be Used For?
There are a wide variety of practical uses for Reiki healing. One of the main uses is for treating health issues. It has been known to treat anything from the common cold to serious illnesses like cancer. It can be used as an alternative to traditional health care or alongside traditional health care. Many have found that it has caused them to not need as much or any of their prescription medication. It is also useful for psychiatric disorders. Insomnia is one of the more common conditions to be treated effectively with Reiki Healing. Those with eating disorders may also benefit from this treatment. In addition to helping treat mental and medical conditions Reiki healing can be used to heal and strengthen the soul. It can help overcome emotional trauma such as PTSD. Reiki healing is also beneficial for those who are interested in furthering their own