As a Reiki practitioner, one of my great joys occurs at the end of a session when someone smiles and opens their eyes as they share their perspective of their session and how it made them feel. Reiki can be experienced so differently by each individual as the energy works on many levels. I have watched while new ideas have formed and listened to the excitement of a breakthrough. I have watched as deep relaxation and a compassionate touch makes pain more bearable. I have watched as remarkable transformations occur and pain is gone altogether or heaviness is released.
Reiki Masters and their clients are often satisfied in simply knowing the Reiki works for them, perhaps even at a mystical level. Others may be interested in a more scientific understanding. How can Reiki work? How can healing touch influence health? There may be comfort in knowing that science has identified the electromagnetic fields coming from a Reiki Master’s hands as having a similar frequency to the electric pulses used in electrical stimulation therapies.
In the human body, information is passed to cells, tissues and organs through electrical charges. A changing electrical charge creates magnetic fields. Until recently, only complex expensive equipment had been able to measure the human electromagnetic fields. Now advanced devices can read the electromagnetic pulses from the hands of Reiki Masters. Scientists measuring the brain waves of a Reiki Healer during a healing session have even discovered that the healers become frequency-synchronized with the earth’s electromagnetic spectrum.
When a Reiki Master is in a healing session they may feel heat, cold, tingling, or pin points of energy that are inconsistent. These areas of changes have also been measured by modern science to show that a cell that is under stress, trauma or injury pulses at a greater frequency than a normal cell. These pulses are understood to be potential injuries or precursors to illness.
Clinical trials abound as Reiki continues to provide deep relaxation and nurturing as a complimentary therapy across many specialized fields of medicine. At the same time world renowned medical institutions including John’s Hopkins and the Cleveland Clinic are actively integrating Reiki services into their patient care offerings.
As a mystical art or a scientific practice or a unique combination of both, Reiki is a growing component of healthcare solutions. Whether your own personal concern is emotional distress, chronic pain, injury & recovery or even daily stress, Reiki may prove to be a valuable component of your healing path.