What exactly is Reiki Energy Healing?

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Reiki is a form of alternative medicine and an energy healing practice that’s used throughout the world in every country. Energy healing practitioners use their hands to send healing energy to clients and patients. This is done using light touch or no touch at all. The purpose of sending energy healing to someone is to help them to heal emotionally, mentally and physically.

Reiki is based upon ancient knowledge that’s been around for thousands of years. By tapping into and directing what’s known as ‘Life-Force Energy’, Reiki can help a person to heal. There is also plenty of clinical research which shows energy healing works, which I’ll show you later.

Dr. Mikao Usui is the Japanese Buddhist monk most famous for spreading Reiki around the world since the year 1922. However this energy healing practice has existed in every culture in a variety of forms for a much longer time. The word, ‘Reiki’, comes from the Japanese Kanji which consists of ‘Rei’ meaning ‘Spirit’ and ‘Ki’ meaning ‘Life-Force’. So Reiki is defined as being ‘Spiritually Guided Life-Force Energy’.

Reiki Energy Healing Empowers You!

‘Ki’ energy, also know as ‘Chi’ and ‘Qi’, is used in many different healing practices. Including Qigong, Tai Chi, Yoga, Acupuncture, Ayurveda, Psychotherapeutic therapy and many other forms of energy healing. ‘Ki’ and the energy field around the human body was accidentally proven to exist by Seymon Kirlian in 1939.

Also, the science of Epigenetics proves that humans are capable of changing the expression of their genes using only thought and intention. And the late Dr. Masaru Emoto’s research has proven that thought and intention interacts with the physical environment around you. The placebo effect also proves that a person can improve their health and well-being using only thought and intention. So the ability for humanity to use thought and intention to influence matter and to heal has already been established. Reiki enhances, amplifies and empowers the energetic healing capacity of your thoughts and intentions.


Reiki is currently being used in the United Kingdom National Health Service


Due to the proven beneficial health effects, Reiki energy healing is currently used throughout the United Kingdom. Including in the National Health Service, GP Clinics and care homes. Reiki also is used as a complementary therapy for those receiving cancer treatment. Which is proven to help reduce pain, promote relaxation, improve healing and speed up recovery time.

Reiki training and courses are also available in many places of higher education throughout the UK. Reiki has also been successfully used in primary schools, prisons and businesses to help calm people and enhance productivity.

Energy healing has also been proven to reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and to reduce pain and improve healing. For this reason, Reiki is also used in the NHS before and after surgery to encourage faster healing.


There are many reputable scientific research studies proving reiki works


There is no shortage of science proving that Reiki works and benefits health and well-being. There have also been many studies done into energy healing by reputable sources. Such as The University of London,  The American Holistic Medical Association, The New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Campus, The UCONN Medical Center, The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), The National Institutes of Health (NIH), and many others.

The research done into Reiki has been concluded by some of the worlds most renowned Doctors, Scientists and Professors, including Professor C. Norman Shealy, M.D. Ph.D, who is the founder of the American Holistic Medical Association, Gloria Gronowicz, PhD, who earned her Ph.D. in cell biology at Columbia University, Dr. Mehmet Oz, who is a world famous cardiovascular surgeon, Head Scientist Dr Sukhdev Singh, who is a consultant gastroenterologist from Good Hope Hospital, and many others. These highly regarded professionals and the organizations they currently work for are only the tip of the iceberg.

There are many more reputable individuals and organizations who have proven energy healing to be effective. And those numbers are continuing to grow as more research is conducted into energy healing throughout the world. As with any scientific research, you should look at the ones conducted using proper protocols by leading professionals. To read a small selection of reputable scientific studies by the highly regarded professionals mentioned above, click the button below.


Here are some of the many benefits Reiki and energy healing can help you with


Reiki Energy Healing Has Many Benefits

As you will see from the scientific research mentioned previously, energy healing is proven to reduce pain, ease stress, anxiety and depression, heal irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease and colitis, reduce heart rate and blood pressure, stimulate growth in bone, tendon and skin cells, improve mood, and help those suffering from aids, cancer and diabetes.

However energy healing also has many other benefits. Energy healing can help to improve your relationships, your career, and every aspect of your health. Not only can it improve relaxation and stress, but it can also help with focus and concentration. Energy healing can also help you with insomnia, mental disorders, physical conditions and can help energize you too.

On a deeper level, energy healing helps to release trapped negative energy from your body and mind. This allows your body to let go of trauma and energy blockages and allows you to heal. To see even more of the benefits of energy healing click the button below.


Here you will learn the physics behind how energy healing works


To have an understanding as to how Reiki and energy healing works you need to know a little simple science. Everything in the Universe is made form energy. And that includes you. You are made form the exact same particles of energy as the Earth, Sun, Moon and the Stars. The difference between ‘things’ is the frequency of those particles. Or in other words, the rate at which those particles vibrate.

The human body is made from energy, so good health and ill health are simply different frequencies of energy. As I mentioned previously, human thought and intention is proven to influence physical matter and health. So your thoughts and intentions are capable of changing the frequency and vibration of a person or thing.

This is how Reiki heals. You have the power to change an unhealthy vibration in a persons body to a healthy vibration. Thus, removing the energetic source and root of a persons illness and disease. To read more about understanding how Reiki heals, click the button below.


Discover everything you need to know about Reiki and what you can expect during an energy healing treatment


Reiki healing treatments can be given from a distance or in-person. For a distance healing, there is no need to sit or lie down to receive your treatment. The energy will still work. However it can improve your healing if you are more relaxed.

An in-person treatment will often involve the laying-on-of-hands onto appropriate body areas. This is a gentle, non-pressure practice that is gentle and caring. However Reiki can also be used during a massage session while applying pressure.

If you receive a distant or in-person treatment, you may experience a variety of sensations. Such as heat or cold. Tingling or tickling sensations. Gentle flows of energy. Pulses of energy. Heaviness or lightness within your body. Some people also see colours and have visions and others have even more profound spiritual experiences.

In general, the majority of people experience feelings of deep calm, relaxation and peace. And there are some people who experience deep feelings of joy, happiness and bliss. It’s also not uncommon to become emotional during a Reiki treatment so tears may surface. This is a sign of negative energy being released so you can heal. No matter what you experience it will be for your highest and greatest good.


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Reiki Energy Healing Where To Learn

Reiki energy healing can be learned both online and offline, either with an individual or an organization. And attunements can be given in-person or from a distance. Both are just as effective as the other. There are a few dozens types of Reiki available. And different teachers teach different ways and share different knowledge and techniques. Ensuring your teacher teaches what you expect requires a little homework on your part.

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It can be difficult knowing what Reiki practitioner/teacher to choose. Selecting a practitioner who is at least trained to Master/Teacher level will offer you the strongest energy. Also ensure your teacher has at least a few years of experience and is certified. If you can get a recommendation or check reviews of a teacher, all the better.


Do you have a question about energy healing? Here's the most frequently asked questions!


Do you have any questions about Reiki and energy healing that haven’t been answered here?

You may find the answer to your question on the FAQ’S Reiki Info page. Just click the button below to see the most common asked questions on Reiki and energy healing. And download a free Reiki info pack that explains what you can expect to learn with my Reiki courses.

If you have any other questions that are not answered anywhere, or if I can help to shed any light on anything, please do feel free to Contact Me and I’ll be happy to help in whatever way I can.


Discover how Reiki and energy healing is used for spiritual growth


One aspect of Reiki that’s not often taught by teachers is the spiritual aspect of energy healing. Reiki is used for much more than simply self healing. Self healing is only one part of what Reiki is used for.

The true purpose of this healing art is to expand spiritual awareness and Consciousness. And the way that’s done is by self healing. By self healing your mind, body and being releases stored up negative energy.

As this energy releases you become increasingly purified in mind, body and being. It’s this self purification that expands your spiritual awareness and Consciousness. And in time, you become more and more aware of your True Higher Self, The Source and reality.

To summarize, Reiki is a way of improving your connection with The Source. It’s this connection that allows you to have a direct experience of The Source. And it’s that experience that advances and develops you spiritually.


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More Reiki Energy Healing Information

If you would like more information on energy healing or if I can help answer any questions, please do get in touch. If you would like more articles on Reiki you will find a selection in my Reiki Website Section. You can read more useful articles on the website of The International Association of Reiki Professionals, IARP.org.

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