of Reiki: (Japanese: English pronunciation:
Ray-kee) is a form of spiritual healing and spiritual
practice proposed for the treatment of physical, emotional,
mental and spiritual diseases. Mikao
Usui (usui mika) developed Reiki in early 20th
century Japan, where he claimed to receive the ability of
'healing without energy depletion' after three weeks of
fasting and meditating on Mount Kurama. Practitioners use
a technique similar to the laying on of hands, in which
they claim to be channels for energy ("Ki") guided by a
universal spirit or spiritual nature ("Rei") - flowing through
their palms to heal a person wherever they may need healing.
A study in Alternative Therapies (Jan/Feb 2005
issue) said that in 2002 there were over one million U.S.
adults who had experienced Reiki treatments.
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