Reiki is a natural healing technique that originated in Japan. While it has been practices for thousands of years, the form of Reiki that is most commonly practiced today was developed in the early part of the 20th century by Dr. Mikao Usui, a Buddhist monk.

Also referred to as “energy healing”, Reiki involves the transfer of universal energy, which is transferred from a Reiki master to a patient. This transfer of energy restores “qi” (pronounced “chee”), or life force energy in the person being treated, which allows the body to facilitate its own healing.

Reiki is a natural remedy; there are no medications, needles, or any instruments involved, other than the hands of a Reiki therapist. The hands may lightly touch the body, or they may simply be held over the body. This form of energy healing is used to treat a variety of conditions, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Infertility
  • Chronic pain, such as fibromyalgia
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and dementia
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Migraines and chronic tension headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea

Given the myriad of conditions that Reiki can treat, if you are experiencing mental or physical ailments, this natural healing technique may provide the natural relief you’ve been looking for.