We often hears about Reiki as soon as one is interested in alternative medicines, but without really knowing or understanding what it is, how this energetic healing technique works and whether it really gives results. There is no doubt that the absence of serious scientific studies on the subject contributes to general scepticism.
Reiki, another way to heal
There are several countries where this form of medicine is recognized (Japan, China, Nepal…), just as astrology is a discipline respected and taught in Argentina for example.
Reiki is therefore based on different theories than our traditional medicine based on a different understanding of the human body.
So I go a little off the beaten track through this article, but once is not usual, to share my exploration and understanding of Reiki.
Indeed, during my trip to Nepal to study Buddhism in a monastery, I also took the opportunity to learn this technique of energy treatment by hands in a meditation center.
Reiki, an energy system
This approach, which originated in Japan and whose discovery includes grey areas, is based on the existence of an energy system that is subtle and therefore invisible to the eye. This network is composed of cosmic, universal energy that is within us, but remains inactive.
The practice of Reiki aims to activate the circulation of this energy via centers, called chakras which are the gates of entry and exit.
By laying hands on the body, and especially where these energy centers are located, it is possible to help this flow to balance, to harmonize each chakra in relation to each other.
Therefore, contrary to the generally accepted idea, Reiki does not consist in connecting with the energy that is around you to give it to a person, but rather in working with the person who is already inside you to help you rebalance your chakras, to reconnect with the energy that circulates in the universe.
The benefits of Reiki
Thus, receiving a Reiki treatment provides many benefits that are often of the order of feeling and therefore more difficult to explain and understand with our analytical mind. It is used in particular to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes, to relieve physical pain, to cleanse fears and anxieties, anxiety, mental disorders and addiction problems.
Reiki also helps to develop memory, compassion, peace of mind and arouses pleasant emotions of relaxation, freedom, serenity, inner joy. In addition, there are no known side effects or contraindications. This approach is therefore fully compatible with pharmaceutical treatment.
Unlike most training offered in Western countries, Reiki is taught over a longer period in Asia. At least that’s what I saw through the course I took in Kathmandu.
The study of Reiki is divided into three levels which, summarily, can be described as follows:
Level 1: Learning to treat yourself
Level 2: Learning to treat others
Level 3: Learn how to teach Reiki.
Moreover, the training I received emphasized the importance of combining this healing technique with regular meditation practice as well as breathing techniques to purify his energy circuit and amplify his circulation in the body.
Levels 1 and 2 can be learned successively, but a daily personal practice spread over 4 months is required before claiming to treat others. The focus is first on oneself, on one’s own energy. Otherwise, it is very likely that the Reiki practitioner will contract what he is seeking to heal.
Level 3 is only taught after several years of practice.
A healing technique that works or not?
As a scientific university graduate, I will not hide my scepticism about this approach. Some clients who have told me about the benefits obtained through this approach have piqued my curiosity to the point of experimenting for myself.
Thus, putting aside my prejudices, I cannot deny feeling the benefits of Reiki. Placebo effect or not, I will simply give as an example that this energetic healing technique allowed me to reduce very clearly (about 70%), a tinnitus problem from which I had suffered in one ear for 8 years without any ENT can help me after having had confirmation that my eardrum was not damaged.
The wheezing has not completely disappeared, however, but it is by far the best result I have obtained among all my attempts to resolve this discomfort (fasciatherapy, osteopathy, acupuncture, homeopathy, phytotherapy).
And do you believe that? Feel free to share your comments and testimonials below.