Reiki was developed by a Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui in 1922. The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy."
Reiki practitioners use a technique called palm healing or hands-on healing through which a "universal energy" is allegedly transferred through the palms of the practitioner to the patient in order to encourage emotional or physical healing. Reiki heals a deep level by removing energy blocks. As old stuck energy is released, channels within the body open up. This release of stuck energy may bring about crying, coughing, sighing, or other physical manifestations.
When you consider that Reiki reduces stress and stress is a factor in so many illnesses, it makes sense that Reiki can help in so many illnesses. These may include, but not limited to, the followings:
Addiction, Arthritis, ADHD, Autism, Back & neck pain, Crohn's, Depression, Diabetes, Endometriosis, Heart condition, Insomnia & Migraines.
Reiki is a high level intelligent energy that has the ability to balance the subtle energies of your body at every level such as physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
Reiki is a specific technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stressed, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.