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Reiki is a Japanese form of energy healing. It is a type of alternative medicine that involves the use of hands to channel energy into the body. Reiki practitioners believe that this energy can help to promote healing, reduce stress, and improve overall well-being.

Reiki is based on the idea that there is a universal life force energy that flows through all living things. When this energy is balanced, people are healthy and happy. However, when the energy is blocked or out of balance, people can become ill or experience emotional distress.

Reiki practitioners believe that they can use their hands to channel this universal energy into the client's body, helping to balance their energy and promote healing. Reiki is typically administered by placing the hands lightly on the client's body, either directly on the skin or through light clothing. The practitioner may also move their hands over the client's body in a specific pattern.

Reiki is a non-invasive and gentle form of healing. It is generally safe for people of all ages and health conditions. Reiki can be used as a complementary treatment for a variety of conditions, including:

  • Pain
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Depression
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Digestive problems
  • Cancer
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic pain
  • Wounds and injuries

Reiki can also be used to promote relaxation and well-being.

There is some scientific evidence to support the use of Reiki for certain conditions. For example, a 2015 study found that Reiki was effective in reducing pain and anxiety in people with cancer. However, more research is needed to fully understand the benefits of Reiki.

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