Reiki_HandsReiki healing is a technique that has been used to heal people for a very long time. Reiki, in previous times, was performed by Asian cultures in majority but has recently begun gaining popularity throughout other countries, including the United States.

Even though Reiki is becoming increasingly popular, there are still many people who are unaware of what it is and the benefits that it has to offer.

Perhaps the best place to begin would be the rough translation of Reiki into English. Reiki roughly translates to spiritually guided life force wisdom. It is important to keep in mind that not all words or phrases can be translated perfectly into another language, especially when it comes to spiritual terms. While spiritually guided life force energy may not be exactly what Reiki means in Japanese, it is as close as we can get in English.

Reiki is used of many things including stress reduction, relaxation, and healing. Reiki is believed to work by tapping into the energy and healing power of the unseen life force energy that runs through all of us. For this reason, Reiki is really not all that different from chakras.

It is believed that the more you practice Reiki healing techniques, the better at it you will become and the stronger your connection to the life force will be. For this reason, those who have practiced Reiki for long periods of time are well aware of how important continuous practice is.

One fact about Reiki that tends to attract a lot of newcomers is the fact that it does not require the use of medications. In many cases, it can seem as if the list of side-effects from a medication is worse than the problem you were trying to fix in the first place. Reiki offers those who practice it an opportunity to heal themselves without experiencing a lengthy list of side-effects. As a matter of fact, those who practice Reiki say that their treatments leave them blissful and energetic. Another added benefit of Reiki treatments is the fact that they treat the entire body, including the mind and spirit. You can think of it as a day at the spa for your spirit.

Reiki can also be practiced by anyone. You do not have to come from a certain religious background or come from a certain ethnic group. It is readily available to everyone!

While Reiki has been found to be effective when it comes to treating many different illnesses, there will still be times that medication may be necessary. However, one of the known benefits of Reiki is the fact that it can help to treat the side-effects that come from medication use.

Many people neglect their emotional and psychological health needs because they are embarrassed to talk about them with a therapist or counselor. For this reason I am pleased to inform you that Reiki healing offers people the ability to treat their issues in the privacy of their own home. Your first Reiki session will be guided by an instructor so that you can learn the proper way to do the healing exercises, after that you are on your own!

Reiki also does not require you to believe from within like a lot of other practices do. Many people will actually state that they did not believe in Reiki what so ever but they still gave it a shot and it worked. This makes Reiki something easy to get in to. You do not have to commit yourself 110% from day one. You can simply dip your feet into the water and become accustomed to the practice at the speed you wish.

Also, Reiki is not a religion. Many people make the misconception that Reiki is a religion and will contradict the beliefs of their current religion, this is not true! Reiki is no more of a religion than taking prescribed medication is. It is simply a safe and cost effective alternative to pricey doctor appointments and dangerous medications.

Once you have practiced Reiki for a while and you become more comfortable with it, you can even begin healing other people. So you will be provided with the power to better yourself and others as well.

When practicing Reiki it is important that you are realistic with your expectations. By this I mean that you should not do it for one day and expect all of your mental and physical health issues to vanish. As with any other type of treatment, even those provided by doctors, it will take time. However, your patience and determination will be rewarded in the end when you receive the health blessings that Reiki healing has to offer.

Don’t be one of those people who cut themselves short by refusing to try something that they are skeptical about. It may be hard to believe that this healing technique is so effective, but start believing because it is true!

It is as the old saying goes “don’t knock something until you have tried it”. Give Reiki a try, it might be the best thing you have ever done!

Here is a tool to get you started.