Reiki is a healing technique used for stress, anxiety, and pain. The practice of Reiki originated from Japan, and involves practitioners laying their hands on or above the patient, depending on the patient’s comfort level. Rei means “Higher Power or God’s Wisdom” and” Ki” means energy life force, put together Reiki means “universal life force.” With this being said, Reiki is not a religion.

The practitioner is merely a conduit for the flow of energy from a higher power/the universe into the patient, for the patient’s highest good. Reiki helps to balance the energy throughout the body (including the seven chakras). Reiki seeks to correct blockages, or areas of the body where the energy is not circulating properly, resulting in illness and pain. Reiki addresses the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels. Sometimes visualization techniques are utilized by the practitioner and the patient to aid in removing energy blockages.

Patients report feeling warmth, cold or tingling sensations when receiving Reiki. Some patients may experience emotions which surface due to energy blockages. Medical studies have shown that Reiki has been successful in:

  • Reducing Stress
  • Lowering Blood Pressure
  • Decreasing Pain
  • Calming Anxiety
  • Reducing Insomnia
  • Improving Immune Functioning