Reiki is a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore well-being, stress reduction and mental clarity. It has been proven that Reiki can help people suffering from various major and minor ailments and is often used as a complementary therapy in a number of hospitals today. Reiki triggers the body’s natural healing abilities; aids better sleep and can bring about a calmer and more peaceful state of being. Reiki can help alleviate mood swings, offers relief during emotional distress and helps in the grieving process. It cleans and clears the emotions, preventing them from being so draining and offers perspective.
From a physical perspective, Reiki helps patients adjust to medicine/ treatment; it also tends to reduce side-effects. For example, Chemo-therapy patients who received Reiki noticed a marked decrease in side effects from treatment.