Our physical self is always healing itself. Always! There can be no reasonable or legitimate denying of this elementary fact. When something, anything, affects our body, it will immediately begin to heal. We are always in a natural state of healing. Always! With Reiki, we have a conscious intention of this healing. Reiki is a heightened state of awareness and acceptance of this healing. Reiki is an energy healing modality, a healing of intent, which is comfortably aligned with the most fundamental laws of the universe and the natural world.
Energy is everything and everywhere. It reacts with our bodies internally and externally. This is not a new concept. Most Eastern systems of medicine have always been based on these ideas.
All matter is simply slow moving energy. Einstein stated that all matter, energy, time, and space are relative to each other. These elements are also directly related and affected by the presence of a human observer. Any experiment will always be affected by the presence, attitude, and intention of the experimenter.
With Reiki we choose an intention of healing. It is an attitude that expects the total wellness of the whole self. This includes all aspects of the physical, mental, and spiritual self.
“Reiki is one of the leading safe energy medicine approaches.” C. Norman Shealy, M.D. Ph.D. Founder, American Holistic Medical Association
More Studies on the Effectiveness of Reiki
Researcher Krinsley D. Bengston witnesses multiple cases of cancer remission associated with a hands-on energy healer. Bengston then apprenticed with the healer to learn how to reproduce the healing effects.
Bengston obtained 5 experimental mice with mammary adenocar-cinoma, which had a predicted 100% fatality between 14 and 27 days following injection. Bengston treated these mice for an hour a day for a period of 30 days. The tumors developed a “blackened area,” then ulcerated, imploded and closed, and the mice lived their normal lifespan. The control group of mice with breast cancer, sent to another city, all died within the predicted time frame.
The results were so remarkable; three replications of the experiment were done in different cities. The studies were done with skeptical volunteers trained to do hands-on energy healing. In these three studies, 87.9% of the energy-treated mice lived, and 100% of the control group mice died. In addition, the mice in remission from two of the four experiments were re-injected with cancer, and it did not take, suggesting a continuing, stimulated immunological response. Histological studies confirmed the viability of cancer cells through all stages of remission.
The studies were published in The Effect of the “Laying On of Hands” in Transplanted Breast Cancer in Mice, by Krinsley D. Bengston, Journal of Science Exploration, 2000; 14:353-364.
Bengston wrote “The tentative conclusions are that belief in laying-on of hands is not necessary to produce the effect; there is a stimulated immune response to treatment, which is reproducible and predictable; and the mice retain immunity to the same cancer after remission.”
Sources and Documentation
Much more information is available about energy medicine, including the bibliographical sources below. We hope this overview will help you better understand the science behind Reiki.
The Uncommon Touch, by Tom Harpur; McClelland & Stewart, 1995.
Energy Medicine: The Scientific Basis by James L. Oschman
Spiritual Healing: Scientific Validation of a Healing Revolution by Danial J. Benor Southfield, MI: Vision Publications
The Effect of the “Laying On of Hands” in Transplanted Breast Cancer in Mice, by Krinsley D. Bengston, Journal of Science Exploration, 2000; 14:353-364
The Science Behind Reiki: What Happens in a Treatment, by Tamisha Sabrina, The UK Reiki Federation
EEG Amplitude, Brain Mapping and Synchrony in and Between a Bioenergy Practitioner and Client During Healing, Subtle Energies Journal, Vol. 1, No. 3, The International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine
Positive therapeutic effects of intercessory prayer in a coronary care unit population; Byrd R. 1988. Southern Medical Journal. 81(7): 826-9.
Reiki Technique Study to Control Chronic Pain in Diabetic Neuropathy
Department of Public Relations & Marketing Communications, University of Michigan
Reiki: A Starting Point for Integrative Medicine by Schiller R. (2003)
Using Reiki to Support Surgical Patients: Aladydy P. Alandydy K. (1999) Journal of Nursing Care Quality.
Energy Medicine in Therapeutics and Human Performance by James L. Oschman
Enhancing the Treatment of HIV/AIDS with REIKI Training and Treatment; Schmehr R. (2003) Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine.
Reiki: A Complementary Therapy for Life; Bullock M. (1997) The American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”
- Albert Einstein
Nature with all of its magnificent power and perfection does not need any embellishments. Natural order, and all that is associated with it, It is wonderful in its own right.
Reiki is part of that natural order. Reiki is a natural healing modality that is intuitive, instinctive, and very easy to learn.
Unfortunately our cultural experience has impressed upon us many unrealistic ideas. One of which is that something that’s simple is somehow of lesser value. When speaking of natural order and universal laws this idea is simply foolishness. If it’s natural then it can be simple and extremely valuable and relevant.
We are always healing. Our connection to nature endows us with a continual state of healing that affects our whole self. This life force energy that connects us to the source responds to our intention and focus. When practicing Reiki we focus our intention to healing and this helps to facilitate the natural process.
Yes, it is simple. Focus on healing and we get more healing. It’s simple, yet powerful and wonderfully perfect as with all of the magnificence of natural order.
The most frequently asked question we get is: why are your classes priced so much lower than others? The answer is simple; because they
There is no reason for Reiki classes to be as expensive as they have generally been in the USA the past few decades. Reiki is a natural healing modality that is very easy to learn and master. The energy that we connect to is equally accessible to everyone.
We believe it is important to share and teach about Reiki in an honest, practical, and realistic manner. Our main intention is to motivate the student to use and appreciate these wonderfully abilities that we all possess.
Utilize a strong intention and focus of healing and you will appreciate the benefits.
The Law of Conservation of Energy states that energy can never be created or destroyed only changed from one form to another.
All matter and energy are regarded as equivalent. Therefore all matter cannot be destroyed only transitioned to another form.
All energy is in constant motion, therefore constantly changing. Change is the law of nature. This law of change was wonderfully described by William W. Atkinson in 1911 in the “The Mastery of Being”
“All nature and all the universe is in a constant state of flux. Everything changing its shape, form or activities from the moment of its creation. Everything is in constant motion from the atoms to suns, from universe to electrons. Nothing remains the same for two consecutive moments . . . nothing stands still.”
This endless eternal transformation of energy is happening all around and within you. Mentally and physically you are constantly changing. You are, in fact, a creative process. This constant change provides endless potential for beneficial change. Each and every moment is an infinite possibility that you may evolve into the finite realities of your desires.
This creative process of change is ordered by our intention. Intention brings change. Imagination brings change. Thoughts become actions.
Reiki is a good example of the many intentional healing modalities. The effectiveness of Reiki and other similar practices depend upon the intention of the practitioner.
Maintain a focus and intention of wellness, of wholeness, of healing, and change occurs.