Following are some of the more frequently asked questions about REIKI
Q: WHAT IS REIKI?
A: Reiki is universal life-force energy and is often referred to as “vital energy” or “ki”. The Reiki Master or practitioner acts as a conduit for this energy and passes it to others through the palms of his/her hands. This subtle, yet very effective, form of energy healing is practiced in every country of the world. It is being used in many settings including hospitals and hospice care as well as in private practice and self-care.
Q: DO I NEED REIKI IF I'M NOT SICK?
A: As well as reducing stress, Reiki helps to strengthen and stabilise the immune system. Reiki will boost your own energy and promote well being.
Q: WHAT DOES REIKI DO?
A: Reiki helps to ease tension and stress and replenishes the vital energy of the body which can become depleted during periods of serious or extended illness. In a person experiencing illness it stimulates and promotes healing. In healthy individuals, Reiki promotes continued good health much the same way as Yoga and Tai Chi.
Q: DOES REIKI ONLY HEAL PHYSICAL PROBLEMS?
A: No. Reiki heals, balances and harmonizes the body, mind and spirit. It is not uncommon for a person receiving Reiki for a physical ailment to experience a release and healing of unrelated spiritual, emotional or psychological concerns. Reiki heals on all levels.
Q: IS REIKI COMPATIBLE WITH STANDARD MEDICAL TREATMENTS?
A: YES! Reiki compliments and enhances standard medical treatment. In my experience, Reiki can act as a catalyst to healing when the healing process of the individual is bogged down or at a standstill.
Q: HOW DOES REIKI HEAL?
A: Reiki heals by opening the subtle energy channels of the body by removing energy blockages so that the natural healing capabilities of the body are allowed to work unrestrained. On the emotional and spiritual levels, Reiki can often bring new awareness that allows the receiver to leave life-limiting pain and beliefs behind. It is up to the person being treated whether or not they accept the energy being given.
Q: IS REIKI A RELIGIOUS PRACTICE?
A: No, Reiki is not a religion or system of belief. Reiki is often called “spiritual healing” because it is not guided by the practitioner. The energy has its own innate wisdom to go where it is needed and do what is necessary to bring stabilization and healing. Likewise, Reiki is not "faith healing" because belief is not necessary for Reiki to be effective.
Q: HOW OFTEN SHOULD I BE TREATED?
A: Any Reiki is better than none at all. You will feel the benefit of even a single treatment. You can't be overloaded with Reiki energy. The energy is intelligent. It knows where to go and just how much your body needs.
Q: IS REIKI SAFE?
A: Yes. absolutely! Since it is the life force energy of all living things, Reiki can be applied to humans, animals, and even plants. Reiki is the energy of life and can do no harm!