This biofield energy therapy directs and balances the life force through practitioners’ hands to promote wellness.
Reiki at a glance
Reiki is a Japanese technique for reducing stress and relaxing 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, giving us life and promoting health. The word “reiki” comes from two Japanese words: rei (God’s wisdom or the higher power) and ki (life force energy).1The International Center for Reiki Training. What is Reiki? Viewed August 25, 2021.
In cancer care, reiki is typically used as a palliative or supportive therapy.2Potter P. What are the distinctions between Reiki and Therapeutic Touch®? Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing. 2003;7:89–91. Modest evidence shows improvements in pain and quality of life, but all other benefits are supported only by preliminary evidence.
Reiki is sometimes investigated with these other biofield energy therapies.
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|1||The International Center for Reiki Training. What is Reiki? Viewed August 25, 2021.|
|2||Potter P. What are the distinctions between Reiki and Therapeutic Touch®? Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing. 2003;7:89–91.|