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Reiki, an Alternate Way of Healing

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Humans and their connection with energy

Humans are powerful beings and the amount of energy they "actually" possess is commendable. But, in this hustle bustle of life, we hardly pause and reflect on our inner strength.


Maybe 'cause there is so much negativity around us that we get engulfed with it and eventually get drained by it. This constant drainage causes our immune system to weaken and eventually we fall prey to many illnesses. That results in the downfall of our health.

The above scenario can be avoided.


All living beings have energy flowing through them. A person could feel stressed out or tired because of the lack of energy in them. That usually happens when the energy flow is at it's minimum. We could help pump ourselves up by healing thyself.

WE are the healers and we can help bring our energy level to a measurable amount by various ways. There are many types of energy healing around us. To name a few:-

· ThetaHealing

· Shamanic Healing

· Restorative Touch

· Quantum Touch

· Reiki

Humans have 7 chakras of life in them. Each chakra is beneficial in it’s own way. Detailed information can be found on the below link.

Oneself can attain this energy healing via meditation.

  • Energy Healing!
    Humans are blessed with so much energy within them that they have the power to heal thyself. Chakras are within us and by following these simple steps, we can help stimulate the chakras/wheels of our body to get wellness physically and mentally.

The above various energy-healing methods need to be attuned by a Master specializing in the above.

Talking about Reiki.

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What is Reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese word and when split means Life force Energy from the Higher Power.

What is it used for?

Reiki is used for stress reduction and relaxation besides promoting healing. It is a lay on hands technique used by Reiki practitioners where energy is transmitted to a person who is stressed out either physically or mentally. Awareness about it will help the person "feel" the energy flow through him.

Reiki is not any religion and has no dogma. The founder of Reiki, Dr. Mikao Usui introduced it in 1914 since he wanted all humans to live and act in a way that helps maintain peace and harmony amongst them.

Reiki is the flow of energy which helps accentuate a being.

Reiki has been divided into 3 parts where the Master gives attunements in three stages. The person after receiving the attunements can start to practice on himself and others. He will feel energy flowing through him when he is transmitting flow of energy into someone or himself.

Ideally, a practitioner should be get all the chakras of his moving and rust free. Once he has attained energy via chakra activation. He can start transmitting energy into another being and try to focus on clearing of the 7 chakras of the other person.

Is Reiki effective?

Reiki is energy dependent. If the person receiving Reiki is open minded, he will receive it and will see the difference in his well being...Emotionally and Physically.

However, if the person receiving Reiki has blocked himself and is rigid then he will NOT experience ANYTHING at all.

The effect lies in the receiver. There are various testimonials of people who are open to receiving this energy and have felt a difference in their lives...emotionally or physically.

About Myself...

I am a Reiki Master and have seen a difference in myself. How I perceive to problems around me and try to come up with solutions. The angle of observation towards life and it's problems has changed.

Reiki does not do any helps you change your perspectives, and this mind change can take you miles with regards to your emotional, mental and physical being.


That is because of the positive energy flowing inside you.

My friends who have received Reiki have seen changes in themselves.

They have observed that they are holding the reins of their life via their thoughts, which makes an impact on their physical being. Thus, helping the body to heal and take control.

It is a state of mind...a meditative mind, which can help create awareness of one self and helps us absorb energy to that ailing tissue to help bear the grunt of the pain while giving the mind a soothing effect.

I'm available at:

Try it...I guarantee that you will love it's after effects!


Testimonial of a person who has received Reiki

© 2012 Ruchira


Sohini Rajpal on March 23, 2016:

That was insightful information. I certainly am a believer of this energy. Look forward to reading more.

Satendra Saini from India on October 19, 2014:

nice hub thanks for sharing this and please keep sharing like this.

Ruchira (author) from United States on May 05, 2014:

Hi Paula,

I am glad you met someone advocating this energy work. I wish you happiness and contentment, dear friend.

Hi MJennifer,

Sorry to hear about your dad. Actually, I was inspired by my dad's pains as well to seek help and eventually learn this art of healing. I wish you well :)

Hi Audrey,

I am glad you notice the above. Keep absorbing this energy for your wellbeing. Sending you positive vibes, my friend :)

Thanks ubani. always a pleasure to hear from you!

Yes, it does work janesix :)

Suzie from Carson City on May 04, 2014:

Ruchira.....Hello sweet lady friend! Sorry I've been dragging my back side lately!

I THANK our Audrey for recycling this wonderful hub. It is well-worth reviewing! There seems to be a surge of interest in Reiki as of late. I have recently met 2 women who are strong advocates and had an informational discussion with them......Great to read this again!

Marcy J. Miller from Arizona on May 03, 2014:

I'm so glad Audrey shared this so that I had the chance to see it. Years ago, as my father was in his final few months of life, I saw how Reiki soothed him. Now that I've been having a lot of chronic pain issues due to some injuries I received in December, I feel like my whole system is "out of whack." This hub will prompt me to seek out a Reiki practitioner to see if it helps me regain my balance.

Best -- Mj

Audrey Hunt from Pahrump NV on May 03, 2014:

Ruchira - I am delighted to make a return visit to this hub. I love having a Reiki treatment. I'm able to release so much emotional and physical toxic energy. Once I do this, unseen energy fills my being. Thank you precious one. ~ Namaste

janesix on May 03, 2014:

Interesting. Does it really work?

Alexander Thandi Ubani from Lagos on March 07, 2014:

From your wonderful piece, it seems Reiki is the solution to many a problem people face today cos of its easy and effective method. It is really amazing to be introduced to Reiki.

Keep up the good work.

Ruchira (author) from United States on September 13, 2012:

Hi starstream,

Is'nt it a wonderful therapy. I love it too :)

Thanks for sharing your experience with me.

Love and light!

Ruchira (author) from United States on September 13, 2012:

Hi housebuyersUS,

This is an amazing alternate healing process. It quiets the mind and the body follows thereafter. It's like being in paradise without spending a lot :)

Hope you venture into this and receive it. Till then, sending you virtual positiveness...cheers!

Dreamer at heart from Northern California on September 13, 2012:

I learned Reiki a number of years ago. We share our healing energy when we have discomfort and it always gives the body an assist with discomfort and renewal. I both give and receive. Yes, it is such a wonder and available when we open our minds to study it.

Ruchira (author) from United States on September 12, 2012:

Thanks Integrityyes

Thanks sandrabusby. Energy healing is amazing and the best part is that we all possess it within ourselves, just got to channel it.

Thanks Peggy. Yes, any kind of healing is good. I am glad you agree with the above.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on September 12, 2012:

I have heard of Reiki but did not know much about it. Thanks for the explanation. I am all in favor of any kind of natural type of healing. There is no reason that we should not combine all types of healing techniques. Up votes + shared.

Sandra Busby from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA on September 02, 2012:

Beautiful hub on a really fascinating subject. All aspects of energy and energy healing are fascinating to me. Voted up and shared.

IntegrityYes on September 01, 2012:


Ruchira (author) from United States on August 30, 2012:

Hi Audrey, I am glad you find the above useful. I wish you were in my area, my friend...however, will be sending you positive vibes virtually :) Thank you!

Hi Tammy,

look who is talking :) I have learnt so many crafts from you that my home dazzles and my kid is amazed at this creative side of me (hehe)

btw...I will be working on that art, which glows in the dark. Save on electricity/night lamp and my kid will love it. Thank you!!

Tammy from North Carolina on August 28, 2012:

You have so many talents! You are really convince me to try this and meditation. Excellent hub!

Audrey Hunt from Pahrump NV on August 28, 2012:

Ruchira - Reiki treatments have helped me in the past and your wonderful and useful hub has reminded me that I am long overdue. If you're ever in my area....well :) Voted up and away!

Ruchira (author) from United States on May 29, 2012:

Good luck Sheetal. Sure, happy to help!

Hi Thelma, Yes, the after effects of Reiki are powerful. Good luck in your new venture. Thanks for stopping by!

Hi Peter, I am happy that you observed it's effects and vouch for it. Thank you for your testimonial and dropping by. Cheeers!

Peter Geekie from Sittingbourne on May 29, 2012:

Dear Ruchira

I can certainly testify to the power of Reiki with it being used to help me recover from a serious illness - all courtesy of my wife who is a Reiki Master. Just to prove that it is not just in the mind she has used it to help animals recover from poisoning, etc - and you can't fool animals.

Kind regards Peter

Thelma Alberts from Germany on May 29, 2012:

I know a little about reiki but I have heard more often about it here in Germany. I heard positive comments about it so I am very curious. Voted up and informative. Thanks for SHARING.

Sheetal Seth on May 27, 2012:

Opening new thoughts within me, will ponder and might come by! Thanks Ruchira.

Ruchira (author) from United States on May 09, 2012:

Hi qlcoach,

Thanks for the vote of confidence. Always a pleasure to hear from you!

Hello alocsin,

oh you should try it. You will see wonders within you. Goodluck, friend!

Hello amethystraven,

I am glad you are open to anything positive. Good luck :) good to see you!

Amethystraven from California on May 02, 2012:

I will have to try this out. A friend of mine who's a massage therapist recommends it. I'm open to anything positive and healing. Thank you.

Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on May 02, 2012:

What an interesting technique. I've heard about it but never experienced myself. I don't know if there are any reiki practitioners in my local area. Voting this Up and Interesting.

Gary Eby from Cave Junction, Oregon on May 02, 2012:

Yes to the power of Reiki and all forms of healing. Thanks for your positive comments about my Hub: How to Overcome any Problem. You are an excellent writer and very clear in your points. Namaste and Aloha.....Gary.

kforeman1987 on May 02, 2012:

This the first time on here so thank you for the reply

Ruchira (author) from United States on May 02, 2012:

hello kforeman1987,

i am so happy to read the wonders of reiki and your utmost trust in it.

wishing you peace and light my friend to overcome all the negativity.


Ruchira (author) from United States on May 02, 2012:

hello bonitaana,

I assure you that you will LOVE this therapy esp since; you are a believer of herbs and naturopathy.

Good luck with this new therapy and wishing you peace and joy in your coming years!

kforeman1987 from kings lynn uk on May 02, 2012:

I have been doing reiki since i was 14 it is the best thing which has happened to me it has got me though 5 miscarriages and when i suffered from a lot of stress and alot of other things. I reiki everyday for 1 hour and i it helps me relax.

Bonitaanna from Oil City, PA on May 02, 2012:

Thank you Ruchira, this is the first time I have heard of this treatment. I am in the natural field myself, being a certified Iridologist and Herbalist. The natural way is definitely the right way to approach health problems if you can.

Suzie from Carson City on May 01, 2012:

ruchira....Oh My! Thank you so much....I am humbled.

Ruchira (author) from United States on April 30, 2012:

Dear fpherj

Our karmas (hub) got us together and honestly the spark in you always ignites my hubs when I hear from you. Your smile is so precious an I wish you peace n joy my friend...lalways!!!!

Ruchira (author) from United States on April 30, 2012:

Thanks sandrabusby.

Glad you found this useful...peace to you!

Ruchira (author) from United States on April 30, 2012:

Thank you Audrey and urmila

I am glad you are aware of this therapy. Peace n light to you both!!

Ruchira (author) from United States on April 30, 2012:

Thank you carolinemd21 for your vote of confidence. Wishing you peace!!

Ruchira (author) from United States on April 30, 2012:

I am glad this hub was useful to you, olde cashmere. Wishing you peace!

Ruchira (author) from United States on April 30, 2012:

I am glad this hub was useful, Rahul.

Reiki is common in India. You should try it there...good luck.

Suzie from Carson City on April 29, 2012:

Ruchira....Excellent...and thank you for reminding me that I have been wanting to research Reiki. I believe I read a bit about it, written by Depak Chopra, I'm pretty sure, it was him. I was fascinated then and now, thanks to you, even moreso! I am a very receptive type so I look forward to trying to locate a practitioner in my area! Up ++

Sandra Busby from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA on April 29, 2012:

Energy healing, in all its aspects, is such an exiting area for me right now. Thanks for writing this hub and sharing it with others.

Urmila from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA on April 29, 2012:

I would like to learn more about this therapy. Thanks for sharing it. Very informative and Voted up!

Audrey Howitt from California on April 29, 2012:

Informative article Ruchira! Well done!

Caroline Marie on April 29, 2012:

Hi Ruchira I have been practicing Reiki for the past year and have found the results amazing. Thank you for sharing!

Olde Cashmere on April 29, 2012:

I find Reiki healing fascinating and I learned a lot about it from reading your hub. It's a very appealing practice and this has influenced me to dig further. Thanks for a well written and awesome hub. Voted up, awesome, and useful (:

Jessee R from Gurgaon, India on April 29, 2012:

Such knowledge was alien to me! Thanks Ruchira for sharing it. Great information! I have always followed yoga and the realization of inner strength and this hub is a delight for me!

Thank you!

Ruchira (author) from United States on April 16, 2012:

Thanks molometer. I am glad to know that you are aware of this therapy.

Wishing you peace and joy, my friend!

Micheal from United Kingdom on April 12, 2012:

I have heard a little about this idea and found this hub very informative.

Voted up and 4/5 buttons.

Ruchira (author) from United States on March 22, 2012:

Hi Kimberly

Pls adapt this technique. I have found solace in it and better still go and get a reiki session from a practitioner and see the difference.

Wishing you joy n peace, my friend:) thanks for sharing.

Ruchira (author) from United States on March 22, 2012:

Hi dips

Thanks for stopping by and Yes it is effective :) cheers!

Kimberly Lake from California on March 20, 2012:

I have been looking into Reiki for healing stress and fatigue and to defend against negative energy. This is a useful hub to me. Thanks, socially shared.

dipsmi from Plymouth, Minnisota on March 20, 2012:

my cousin does Reiki and says that it is quite effective. Thanks for the information.

Ruchira (author) from United States on March 14, 2012:

Thank you prasetio30. I am glad you liked the above and practice it.

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on March 14, 2012:

Very informative hub. I love reiki and sometimes I do meditations to keep my mind always fresh. Good job, my friend. Rated up and useful!


Ruchira (author) from United States on March 08, 2012:

Thank you Vellur. Wishing you peace n joy, my friend!

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on March 08, 2012:

An interestin hub on Reiki. Informative and useful.

Ruchira (author) from United States on March 07, 2012:

This sure is a good therapy, Ruby!

Wishing you peace and joy in this new venture :)

I am glad were enticed by the above. I can vouch for's good and effective. Good luck, my friend!

Hi Louise, I am happy to get your vote of confidence. Thank you :)

Ruchira (author) from United States on March 07, 2012:

Hello LAdy Elena,

Yes, this sure is a good way to heal thyself and others in a natural way...Good luck!

Cloverleaf from Calgary, AB, Canada on March 07, 2012:

Hi Ruchira - an excellent answer for the Know it All challenge! I had seen this question posted myself and attempted to answer it, but I didn't know enough about Reiki. You've covered the topic very well here. Good luck!

anglnwu on March 06, 2012:

I've heard of it but am not quite familiar with the practice. Very informative and thanks for sharing.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on March 06, 2012:

I have been reading about Reiki healing. I would love to participate in the process. Great article..Enjoyed..

Elena from London, UK on March 06, 2012:

Thanks for an interesting and healthy read. I have heard about Reiki and wouldn't mind going on a 2 day Course, if I ever see one in London.

It seems like a healthy alternative to medication.

Great Share.

Ruchira (author) from United States on March 06, 2012:

Thank you for your vote of confidence, Rambansaljee :) Appreciate it!

Ram Bansal from India on March 06, 2012:

Another psychological game, operating through autosuggestion, like all the spiritual practices. You are right - only psychologically weak persons can feel the difference through subordinating themselves to the reiki master.

Ruchira (author) from United States on March 06, 2012:

Hi Frank,

As I mentioned above...if the receiver is open to receive energy..he will be able to see the result..the result could be emotionally or physically. That depends from person to person.

Good luck, my friend!

Ruchira (author) from United States on March 06, 2012:

Hi Bill,

I am glad I could entice you with a new topic :) Thank you for stopping by.

Ruchira (author) from United States on March 06, 2012:

Hi Mary,

I am glad to get your vote of confidence. Thank you!

Wishing you peace and joy!

Ruchira (author) from United States on March 06, 2012:

Hi Thumbi7,

As I mentioned in my hub...this does not treat any illness. It provides a ray of sunshine for people like you and me to help overcome the challenges in our lives.

I do guarantee that it helps relieve stress and we all know that stress is the number one cause of any auto immune disease.

I hope I was able to answer your query....if not hesitate to email me.

Sending you positive vibes, my friend!

Ruchira (author) from United States on March 06, 2012:

Hi Debby,

Thank you for your vote of confidence. PEace and light to you!

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on March 06, 2012:

Ruch.. Ive always wondered if this truely works.. or is it in the mind.. a great hub makes me think hmmmm..:) Frank

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on March 06, 2012:

I have never heard of it and your explanation was fascinating. I'm always open to new concepts and practices; thank you for the illumination.

Mary Hyatt from Florida on March 06, 2012:

I've always been fasinated by this subject along with other alternative healing methods I've read about. Thanks for all this great info. I voted it UP, etc.

JR Krishna from India on March 06, 2012:

Very useful information on Reiki.

There are even research studies going on this area.

Could you please tell me what kind of illnesses can be treated with reiki?

Debby Bruck on March 05, 2012:

hello Ruchira ~ Thank you for letting more people know about this form of healing. It has gained much recognition in the last few years. Share the energy! Voting up for this one. Blessings, Debby

Ruchira (author) from United States on March 05, 2012:

Hi Kelly

Sure, my positive vibes are with you my friend :) peace n light always!!

This is a good art of healing thyself n help others as well. You will enjoy learning it...wishing you luck.

Ruchira (author) from United States on March 05, 2012:

Hello rajan

Yes, I am and have enjoyed this journey so far since it teaches me something new everyday :)

You r a big source of information nd I am glad I could entice you for a change :) thank you !

Ruchira (author) from United States on March 05, 2012:

Hello cyndi10

I am glad I could entice you :) wishing you peace n joy in this journey of friend

Ruchira (author) from United States on March 05, 2012:

Hello making sense...I am happy to receive your vote of confidence. Wishing you peace n joy!

Ruchira (author) from United States on March 05, 2012:

I am glad loveofnight...I could entice you with another natural way to heal...good luck in your future endeavors!

Kelly Umphenour from St. Louis, MO on March 05, 2012:

I find this subject very interesting. I am ooen to anything that can make me feel good or positive. This sounds like a very good practice and I'd love for you to send some right on over to me!

Thank you - I'm going to enjoy learning more about this!

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on March 05, 2012:

Ruchira, wow, I didn't know you are a Reiki practitioner. In fact, I had been contemplating to write about Reiki healing, as I am writing about alternative and complementary healing therapies since sometime now, but I'll leave that for a little later.

Very informative hub.

Voted up and Useful.

Cynthia B Turner from Georgia on March 05, 2012:

This was very informative. I didn't know anything about Reiki. Thank you for providing the information.

Makingsense on March 05, 2012:

Thanks for the hub and for helping to change the paradigm.

Loveofnight Anderson from Baltimore, Maryland on March 05, 2012:

I have never heard of this form of therapy before. I will definately be looking into it.Good info.

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