Reiki is a Japanese word and
means universal life force energy.
In the spring of 1922 a Japanese Buddhist, Dr. Mikao Usui,
received his initiation through a mystical experience after a 21-day
period of meditation and fasting. Reiki was brought to the
States in 1938 by Mrs. Hawayo Takata, who in her over 40 years of
teaching practice initiated 22 Reiki Masters. Since that time
Reiki has spread and is practiced by countless people worldwide.
is generally understood as an alternative healing method characterized
by the laying-on-of-hands. But Reiki is far more than that.
Reiki is a spiritual discipline and the integration of the
Principles as well as a diligent daily practice inevitably leads to
a gentle, yet powerful and unstoppable self-healing process which
usually brings improved health and harmony on every level of being:
mind, body,, and soul.
After attunement to Reiki the
practitioner can channel this energy to him- or herself, to other
persons, animals, plants, objects, or even to difficult or challenging
Reiki energy has a tremendously relaxing
effect, allowing the release of stagnant energy and the activation of
innate self-healing powers.
Reiki does not replace the visit to
the doctor, but does provide an excellent supplement and enhancement to
any form of medical treatment, often leading to speedier results with
less complications or side-effects. Reiki also provides
and effective relief of everyday stress be it in the office, at school,
or at home.