Reiki is the Japanese name for “Universal Life Force Energy,” which is the life-giving energy present in everyone. Reiki is a form of alternative therapy commonly referred to as energy healing. Reiki Healing is a gentle, non-invasive complimentary energy healing method that promotes overall health on all levels – body, mind and spirit.
The best way to understand Reiki is to view it as our “experienced sense of being alive.” Reiki therapy is a gentle touch therapy that involves the placing of the therapist’s or patient’s hands on various locations on the patient’s body to promote relaxation and a sense of calm.
Reiki is not harmful to patients in any way, and it is safe to use Reiki in conjunction with chemotherapy, radiation, and medications used in the medical treatment of cancer.
MUST Remember: Reiki is used in healthcare as a complement to—never as a substitute for—patients’ regular medical treatment and medications. Reiki supports the body’s natural healing abilities.