Definition Of Reiki

by Karen Krueger

I know from experience that there are so many Healing Techniques to choose from and if you’re like me, it’s hard to know what’s real and what’s “hocus-pocus”.

It’s my intention to give a comprehensive definition of Reiki. Many therapies are common place now, such as Chiropractic, Acupuncture and Homeopathy. But there are many other types that are more esoteric and harder to describe. In addition to the definition of Reiki, I have used this technique in practice, and have first hand knowledge that it works!

It is pronounced Ray-Key, and refers to Universal Life Force energy. Many years ago Practitioners would pay masters $10,000 to learn the healing art. Now the cost is nominal, but what you get in return is Priceless.

It originated in Japan and is an ancient Japanese Hands On Healing art, but can be administered either in person, laying your hands on, or long distance through sending thoughts of healing. Either way is very effective.

In learning Reiki, you would be able to instantly relieve pain, speed healing to a loved one or a cherished pet. It’s also used in healing past trauma, or relationships. After doing a healing treatment for a past relationship, the next phone call could be from that person! It is considered a universal healing energy. You don’t need any prior experience or knowledge, just the desire to be open to receive the attunement and be a clear channel for sending Reiki.

During a session, you are applying the principles of Quantum-Physics. Energy follows thought, and that energy can make huge changes. If healing is what you’re intending for yourself or a loved one, many times it can happen immediately. However in some cases, changes can appear to take longer because this technique is so subtle, changes can take time to manifest.

The Benefits of Reiki:



  • Post Traumatic Stress from Childhood abuse or war
  • Anxiety
  • Speed healing from surgeries
  • Panic Attacks
  • Broken Bones
  • Colic in Babies
  • Depression
  • Anxiety Attacks
  • Birth Defects
  • Emotional Disturbances, Depression, Anger, ADD and ADHD


This is just to name a few of the benefits. It is not a religion and does not interfere with any other therapies. Medical advice and treatment should always be sought first since Reiki Practitioners are not allowed to diagnose or prescribe medications.

In order to learn this technique you must be receive an attunement by a Reiki Master. The attunement process can be done either in person or long distance, and either is acceptable. The attunement is a process where the Master passes on the healing symbols that were originally attained by Dr. Usui and have been passed down through the Usui lineage. The student normally does not see what the Master is doing during the attunement process since their eyes are closed. The symbols are sacred and are only shared from one practitioner to another.

For more information regarding Reiki or the attunement process, Healing-Energy-News is a good review resource for alternative therapies.

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