The experience of Reiki can be very profound. Many people report sensations of warmth or tingling and many experience a deep sense of peace, relaxation and well-being. The energy works to balance your energy system at all levels and to relieve the subtle causes of many states of ill health or emotional discomfort. Temporary and longer-term relief from a variety of types of pain is common. Some healings are immediate while others occur gradually, however it is very rare that there is no benefit.

During a Reiki treatment, you either sit or lie down fully clothed while the practitioner places his or her hands gently onto a series of positions that is designed to reconnect us to universal energy. A treatment usually takes a good hour but shorter sessions are also beneficial. If you are not comfortable being touched, Reiki is equally effective when channeled from above the body.

A Reiki session usually creates feelings of deep relaxation and inner peace, providing the body with an ideal environment to maximize its natural healing processes and allow the relief of all kinds of symptoms, from backache to the blues. Although many have tried rational explanations, there remains a mystery that cannot be explained by words, but must be understood through experience.

There are a number of reputable scientific studies that provide evidence that Reiki is therapeutic. These studies can be found by using one of the professional medical databases such as PubMed or Cochrane Collection. Studies meeting medical and scientific standards are usually published in peer-reviewed journals. There are over 20 such studies on the therapeutic value of Reiki.

If it is a problem, Reiki can help. From common colds to diabetes, from lawsuits to finding parking slots, Reiki is helpful everywhere. Whether you are sick or depressed, or simply want to repair a strained relationship, Reiki can help. It helps bring anger in control, helps introverts talk, and even helps maintain your calm during exams and make the best of your memory!

Just as in allopathy or any other medical system, Reiki does not guarantee any cure. The speed and magnitude of the healing depends on the patient’s subconscious desire to heal himself. While on the one hand there have been miraculous recoveries, there are also occasional cases where there is either negligible improvement, or an improvement that the patient refuses to acknowledge.