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Reiki is a healing practice that originated in Japan. Reiki practitioners place their hands lightly on or just above the person receiving treatment, with the goal of facilitating the person's own healing response.
What Education Requirements are Needed
In Order for one to Performs Reiki?
No special background or credentials are needed to receive training. Although not formally regulates, Reiki practitioners must undergo the three degrees of Reiki training before becoming qualified to treat patients.
How Widely Used is Reiki?
According to the 2007 National Health Interview Survey, which included a comprehensive survey of CAM use by Americans, more than 1.2 million adults had used an energy healing therapy, such as Reiki, in the previous year.
Scientific Research Endorsing Reiki
Recent NCCAM-supported studies have been investigating the effects of Reiki in the treatment of fibromyalgia symptoms, its impact on the well-being of advanced stage AIDS patients, and whether it can help reduce nerve pain and cardiovascular risk in people with type 2 diabetes.
Questions to Ask Someone Who Has Received Reiki Treatment
What were the costs of the treatment?
Did you feel that the treatment was effective?
Did the treatment fulfill its intended purpose?
What are the Benefits of Reiki?
People use Reiki for relaxation, stress reduction, and symptom relief, in efforts to improve overall health and well-being. Reiki has been used by people with anxiety, chronic pain, HIV/AIDS, and other health conditions, as well as by people recovering from surgery or experiencing side effects from cancer treatments. Reiki has also been given to people who are dying (and to their families and caregivers) to help impart a sense of peace.
The Reiki Room- http://www.reikiroom.org/What_is_Reiki_.html,
NCCAM-http://nccam.nih.gov/health/reiki/, The Reiki Center http://www.thereikicenter.net/reiki_information.html