What is Reiki?
Relax, sleep better, reduce pain, recover faster, live a better live
Reiki is simple and easy to learn; anyone can learn it, and there are no prerequisites. Once you’ve learned, you can give Reiki to yourself or to others.
Reiki develops mindfulness, consciousness and intuition that helps us find our life purpose, achieve life goals, reduce pain, improve range of motion and cope with our emotions including but not limited to stress, depression and anxiety. As a result, it brings us health (e.g. better sleep, feel more energetic) and happiness. Indian/ Yogies calls it “prana” (in Sanskrit), Chinese calls it “qi gong”, Hawaiian calls it “mana”, Greeks calls it “Pneuma (πνεῦμα)”, Latin calls it “spiritus”. - Michelle Wu
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What is Reiki?
The awareness that an unseen energy flows through all living things and directly affects the quality of a person’s health has been part of the wisdom of many cultures since ancient times. This life energy goes by many names: qi in China, ki in Japan, and prana in India.
The ancient Hawaiians called it ti or ki. It has also been called orgone energy and élan vital, and science refers to it as biofield energy.
When your life energy is low, it is more difficult to deal with stress; you may not sleep well, and you’re more susceptible to illness.
When your life energy is strong, you feel strong, can more easily deal with stress, and are less likely to get sick. Reiki is a technique that increases a person’s supply of life energy.
What is a session like?
Reiki energy guided meditation
Participant may explore how to improve relationships with money, lover, family, career and health through training mindfulness and consciousness. Participant will practice how to deal with stress, sleeping issue, anger, anxiety with love, gratitude and compassion. Participant will also be trained on how to transform negative energy to positive energy. Healing tools like Tingsha, Orgonite, Tuning Fork may be used to help participant to better understand their own subconscious, reach their higher self and decide their future by raising their frequency & positive energy.
For in person session, our energy master may touch your head/ face and neck in this activity. Most participants will experience significant improvement on mental wellbeing after practicing for 3 months consecutively. It can be done remotely (e.g. via zoom).
Workshops are available for those wishing to learn how to give Reiki sessions or practice Chakra meditations. Reiki is simple and easy to learn; anyone can learn it, and there are no prerequisites. Once you’ve learned, you can give Reiki to yourself or to others. Facilitator trainings are also available. Certificates recognized by The International Centre of Reiki Training will be given upon graduation (with additional cost).
Use in Medical Community
Reiki is becoming increasingly popular with the medical community, with over 800 hospitals across the U.S. offering Reiki as a standard part of hospital care. Reiki is also a compulsory subject at the School of Nursing of Yale University in the United States. Many hospitals around the world have Reiki therapists to provide adjuvant treatment for cancer patients. It was also used at the scene of the 911 disaster as a tool for healing the traumatized minds of ambulance workers and the families of the victims.
A research at Harvard in 2018 stated that "Reiki reduced psychologic depression in adults. Biofled therapies (e.g. Reiki) do appear to be useful for reducing pain and anxiety in various patient populations".
A research study at Hartford Hospital in Hartford,
Connecticut indicates that Reiki improved patient sleep by 86 percent, reduced pain by 78 percent, reduced nausea by 80 percent, and reduced anxiety during pregnancy by 94 percent. In addition, nurses report that Reiki helps patients heal faster with less pain, reduces stress and improves mental attitude, improves appetite, and reduces the negative side effects of chemotherapy, radiation and other medical procedures.
An Integrative Review of Scientific Evidence for Reconnective Healing, 2018
Reiki was developed in Japan in 1922 by Mikao Usui and was brought to the West in 1937 by Hawayo Takata. The popularity of Reiki has grown exponentially in the past few decades. A survey conducted in 2007 indicates that in the previous year, 1.2 million adults and 161,000 children in the U.S. received one or more Reiki sessions.
Reiki energy allows muscles to relax and increases blood flow to treated areas, which in turn quickens the healing process. Practitioners and clients report help with stress, headaches, insomnia, upset stomach, sprains and other minor conditions. Occasionally, miraculous results are reported. Reiki also promotes psychological healing, including release of anger, fear, worry, sadness and other unhealthy feelings, and replaces them with self-worth, confidence and tranquility.
Researchers at Harvard Medical School followed 99 patients at multiple sites to determine the effects of a single reiki session. The study—a single arm effectiveness study published in 2019 in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine—found statistically significant improvements in anxiety and depression symptoms, as well as pain and nausea.
Additional research suggests reiki helps with depression and insomnia. A 2012 study in the Indian Journal of Positive Psychology looked at 40 women who suffered from depression and anxiety. Half of the group received a reiki treatment twice a week for 10 weeks and the other half received no treatment. The women who received reiki saw significant improvements in both their depression symptoms and sleep quality.