Reiki is an ancient art of healing rediscovered by a Buddhist monk Dr Mikao Usui in the year 1922. In Japanese Ri means higher power and Ki means energy. Reiki is a system that professes spiritual healing and known as Reiki Healing. In Reiki philosophy Rei is a wisdom that pervades everything and Ki is the energy that flows in every living thing.
The level of Ki directly corresponds to the energy levels in the beings. Higher the Ki, higher is the energy levels. And, the reverse is true, low Ki reflects the ill health of the being.
It is believed that the negative thoughts obstruct healthy energy flow and to heal, the patient must be relieved from negative thoughts. In Reiki Healing the Reiki master helps the patient by removing clogged energy flow and retain healthy flow through-out the body.
It is observed that many cultures have similar idea of this energy. In China it is called Chi, in India Prana, in Hawaii Ti or Ki and in general we can call it a life force. At its core Reiki follows Budhist symbolism for healing.
Important tenets of Reiki Healing are that the human body is a self healer and the Reiki masters express the self healing qualities of the body. The mind is not only a part of the body but also extends throughout the body and around the body.
Reiki Healing is a non-invasive healing system. It is practiced through specific hand positions maneuvering lightly over the body of a patient. There is also distance Reiki where healing take place patients being away or at home. There are different hand positions for different ailments. Regulating Ki the Reiki masters propound to heal.