How does Reiki work?
Reiki or Universal Life Force Energy is a form of healing that rebalances the body, mind & spirit.
Our body energy is called Qi or Chi in TCM and generates electricity.
Our nervous system communicates using electric signals (amongst other messengers).
The heart has an electrical system.
The heart-pumping action is regulated by an electrical conduction system that coordinates the contraction of the various chambers of the heart.
Additionally, there is also electricity being generated inside & outside the cells.
Like any electrical conductor, our body generates a magnetic field.
This magnetic field is called the biomagnetic field.
It is believed that illness starts outside the body, within the biomagnetic field.
If the biomagnetic is unbalanced, it leads to symptoms in the body.
We are not just talking microbes here but negative experiences too.
After all, we cannot deny that mental health disorders also have a bodily manifestation!
This biomagnetic field emits a vibration (scientists have measured this, each body organ has its vibration).
A Reiki Practitioner has been attuned to Reiki Healing. Their hands have their vibration.
Out of all the organs, the heart has the highest vibration.
If an organ is not vibrating within its healthy range (due to unbalance), the Reiki Practitioner can pick up on those vibrations and send healing for the body to readjust, rebalance, & heal itself.
Of course, it has its limits, we cannot fully cure diseases with Reiki Healing, but we can improve how the body deals with the disease and encourage healing.
There was a time when only energy, healing & plants were available to heal us.
Then medicine & technology came along, saving millions of lives.
But we abandoned the way of healing taught by our elders & medicine also has its limitation.
Reiki Healing is never about replacing medicine, just like medicine is not the only solution to illness.
There is incredible power in uniting the two.
While medicine targets the illness, the Reiki healing supports the body & mind to promote healing, often allowing the client to cope better with the treatment.
We know the effect of stress on the body and simply relaxing the mind can have a great impact on the recovery from illnesses.
If your organs are on the right frequency (vibration), they will cope better with side effects, stress, anxiety due to an illness.
This is why Reiki is often used in cancer treatment along with harsh but ever so necessary chemotherapy radiotherapy, for example.
By regulating attuning to your own body and your energy, you will notice the most subtle shifts.
And if you listen to your body when it whispers, you won’t have to hear it scream…
For more evidence based studies on Reiki Healing, please see NICE website https://www.evidence.nhs.uk/search?q=scientific%20evidence%20for%20reiki
Stephanie is a Reiki Master Teacher, Registered with the Reiki Federation UK, the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council & a registered member of the Complementary Medecine Association.