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					Reiki: A Short Introduction
A Beginner's Introduction to Reiki

A Short History of Reiki and it's Proliferation

Reiki is a form of Japanese healing which focuses on using energies in
order to heal physical ailments.

Reiki utilizes a force known as ki, or chi, which is regarded as a vital
life energy similar to the Western world's concept of the spirit. Reiki
was formulated by a Japanese monk, Mikao Usui, who claimed to have this
healing system revealed to him during a state of meditation and fasting
in a holy area of the Japanese mountains. He then moved to Tokyo, where
he taught his novel system of healing to many disciples, allowing the
practice to proliferate and even migrate into the Western world. Although
Reiki is widely recognized in Japan as a legitimate alternative healing,
it is only now gaining popularity in the United States and other Western
countries. There are two main forms of Reiki, involving globalized and
localized healing of energy states. However, in Western nations, which
are traditionally suspicious of alternative medicine, Reiki must prove
that it is able to palliate physical ailments as well, if not better
than, traditional treatments. To what extent has Reiki proven that it can
accomplish this feat?

Reiki and its Manifold Benefits

Although many health problems manifest themselves physically, they can
often be a result of negative energies, such as depression, negative
energy, and stress. Oftentimes, traditional Western medicine treats only
the symptoms of these negative fluctuations without resolving the source
of the issues. Reiki attempts to treat both the symptomology and the
source of these issues, by the use of re-conducting the body's source of
spiritual energy.

Usually, a client will enter the office wearing lo ose-fitting clothing,
and the Reiki pracitioner will take some moments to meditate and harness
their energy. They may then lay their hands on the client, in a manner
not unlike deep tissue massage, or they may simply place their hands over
the afflicted areas while focusing on cleansing the client's body of
negative energies. Each placement of the Reiki practitioner's hand is
placed over an area for three to five minutes, before moving to the next
afflicted spot.

Localized injuries can be healed in the same manner, with the Reiki
practitioner focusing on the damaged area for up to an hour. Reiki has
been shown to be a safe and efficacious technique, with many anecdotal
reports attributing to its efficacy.

A Summary of Reiki's Benefits

Reiki is an easily accessible form of healing which is available to all,
and does not require any special psychological or spiritual training to
receive its benefits. Scientific studies have shown that Reiki is
completely harmless to its clients, and furthermore, that while Reiki may
not be a sole answer to a given medical problem, it did improve recovery
time from certain injuries and assisted in full recovery from certain
ailments in conjunction with other therapies.
Reiki is an alternative therapy still in its nascent period, but shows
great promise in assisting people whose disorders do not respond to
traditional therapy alone. Furthermore, although Reiki is based on
spiritual beliefs of the practitioner, it is not a religious or spiritual
therapy, and has been shown to work equally as well on believers of any
faith. Further study is required with Reiki to determine the extent of
its benefits, but it shows great promise as a therapy of the future.

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