Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands". The hands can be placed on the body or a few inches from it. The technique is based on the idea that an unseen "life energy" flows through us and causes us to live. "Life Energy" flows within the physical body through pathways called chakras and meridians. It also flows around us in a field of energy called the aura. This free and balanced flow of "Life Energy" is the cause of health. When the flow of "Life Energy" is disrupted, it causes diminished function in one or more of the organs and tissues of the physical body.
Therefore, it is the disruption in the flow of "Life Energy" that is the main cause of illness. When one's "Life Energy" is low, it is more difficult to relax and to heal and we are more likely to get sick. When it is high, we feel more confident and capable and are less likely to become ill. Reiki is a technique that restores the flow of "Life Energy" and also increases one's supply.
Reiki is simple, natural and safe. It has proven effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady. It also helps heal the emotional and psychological components of disease and creates peace of mind. Reiki also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery. Its non-invasive nature, based on human touch, always creates a beneficial effect.
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