Published on 29 December, 2012 | Holistic Therapy
Reiki is a spiritual practice developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui, which has since been adapted by various teachers of varying traditions. It uses a technique commonly called palm healing or hands on healing as a form of alternative medicine and is sometimes classified as oriental medicine by some professional medical bodies. Through the use of this technique, practitioners believe that they are transferring universal energy (i.e., reiki) in the form of qi (Japanese: ki) through the palms, which allows for self-healing and a state of equilibrium.
There are two main branches of Reiki, commonly referred to as Traditional Japanese Reiki and Western Reiki. Though differences can be wide and varied between both branches and traditions, the primary difference is that Westernised forms use systematised hand-placements rather than relying on an intuitive sense of hand-positions (see below), which is commonly used by Japanese Reiki branches. Both branches commonly have a three-tiered hierarchy of degrees, usually referred to as the First, Second, and Master/Teacher level, all of which are associated with different skills and techniques.
Usui Reiki Ryōhō does not use any medication or instruments, but uses looking, blowing, light tapping, and touching.According to Frank Arjava Petter, Usui touched the diseased parts of the body, he massaged them, tapped them lightly, stroked them, blew on them, fixed his gaze upon them for two to three minutes, and specifically gave them energy, and used a technique commonly referred to as palm healing as a form of complementary and alternative medicine.
Through the use of this palm healing (sometimes referred to as “tenohira” (掌, meaning “the palm”), practitioners believe that they are transferring universal energy (reiki) in the form of ki through the palms that allows for self-healing and a state of equilibrium.
The teaching of Reiki outside of Japan is commonly divided into three levels, or degrees, the most common of which are described below. Traditional Japanese Reiki was taught intensively under Usui’s guidance, with weekly meditation meetings where Reiki was given and used to scan the body in order to supply an energetic diagnosis, which is known in Japanese as Byosen-hō, as a Japanese Reiki treatment is intuitive and specifically directed in comparison to a Western Reiki treatment, which tends to generally treat the whole body instead of specific areas.
Students often report very positive life changing events taking place for them after they have taken this course. Reiki clears away blockages so that your natural flow of energy can be released, this blockage is what causes illness and stress. This is a holistic form of healing and treats the physical body and the mind together, strengthening the body’s own healing ability and rebalancing its energy. By training as a Reiki Practitioner you will also be in a position to heal yourself at any time and treat others to a deeply relaxing healing session. You will never again feel useless when you or people around you are in pain.
Healing with Energy
Many holistic therapists use many forms of energy healing however this course will be helpful for any of you whom already use other therapies or are wishing to learn about holistic therapy for the very first time. Energy healing is very different from faith healing which takes place within a religious context; energy healing can be learned by anyone regardless of their beliefs.
This form of healing is the basis for all therapies and can help to overcome depression, addictions, grief, insomnia and physical pain. Although these are just a few of the things that an Energy Healing Practitioner can help with there are a variety of conditions that this treatment is beneficial for.
Benefits of having knowledge and skills in Energy Healing
To have knowledge and possess skills in this subject can be a useful tool to assist yourself and others in dealing with mental, physical and emotional difficulties and help treat certain medical conditions; it is the beginning of a fascinating and exciting journey into the world of Energy Healing.
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