An illness or ailment will normally happen because there is a blockage in one of the chakras (spiritual energy centers). The mind is very powerful and can positively or negatively affect our physical health and wellbeing. So sometimes, if we are not willing to acknowledge an emotional upset, our body will then show it a a physical discomfort. By using reiki on ourselves and others, we can heal any damaging energy blockages and give ourselves a more positive outlook on life, encouraging a balanced and healthy mind, body and spirit.
Reiki is a safe, non-intrusive healing energy which channels itself to wherever it is needed in your body or the person you are treating. By stimulating the body's natural healing ability at the deepest level, it removes physical and emotional blockages that may have been causing illness or upset for some time. The essence of reiki is to cleanse the body and balance the chakras, bringing harmony to mind, body and spirit through a detoxifying process as well as promoting a more positive attitude. Reiki differs from other healing methods because the energy originates from the "universal source" rather than directly from the healer.
Many different ailments can be relieved by reiki. Problems such as headaches, back aches and stress-related illness all respond well to reiki. Chronic illnesses, such as arthritis or asthma, will also benefit from reiki, but require repeated treatments for any improvement to be seen.
When a reiki treatment is given, the healing energy goes to where the body needs it. If a person is experiencing pain in one area of the body, the practitioner would spend time in that area but the energy would go to the area where it is most needed first which may not be where the pain manifested itself. This may require several sessions before one feels improvement with a painful condition. However, any session you recieve of reiki, the body would benefit.
The word reiki is composed of two parts: "rei" which defines the universal side of the energy and "ki" which is the life force energy that flows through every living thing. This concept is found in most cultures under different names-The Chinese call it "chi", the Indian Hindus "prana" and the Christians "light".