Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a Japanese word that means "universal life force" or "spiritual energy" and is a form of hands-on healing. It is a simple and gentle transference of universal life force energy. The Reiki system was "re-discovered" in the late 1800's by Mikao Usui and in Japan is referred to as the Usui System of Natural Healing. Reiki is used and taught worldwide and used in over 800 hospitals across the U.S. This healing energy is the universal life force energy that permeates everything. Some refer to it as chi, ki, prana, love or light. There is a growing body of scientific studies supporting the effectiveness of Reiki. Research indicates that therapies based in energy or vibrational medicine are favorite choices of complementary modalities.
Reiki is a gentle, non-invasive complementary approach to health and healing. With only a light or near-body touch, practitioners help clear, energize and balance the human energy system within and surrounding the body. It is effective for people of all ages and every state of health and illness. Reiki is a complement to all conventional health care modalities. Reiki works on all levels including the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels
Reiki is best used for: • pain reduction • to strengthen and support the immune system • relieve anxiety and stress • decrease side effects of and speed the recovery time of conventional medical therapies
A few of the hospitals that Reiki is used in include:
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Yale New Haven Hospital
Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center
Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania