Reiki according to Dr. Mikao Usui


The term Reiki comes from the Japanese and means universal life energy. This energy is all around us and flows through us. A Reiki therapist experiences the so-called initiation with a Reiki master, i.e. the Reiki power is transferred to him in this process. For this, a certain ritual is performed, which causes an opening of the channels, also called Nadis. An intensive purification process takes place on all levels. The nadis are cleaned so that Reiki can flow through them. In this way, a Reiki therapist gains the ability to activate universal life energy, to direct it and to apply it according to the respective requirements in order to promote healing in a holistic sense.

Reiki is now also successfully practiced in hospitals.


Possible effects of Reiki:

  • Reiki can activate the self-healing powers by providing the body with additional life energy.
  • Reiki can contribute to the establishment of mental, spiritual and physical harmony.
  • Reiki is also ideal as a complement to all therapies, such as acupuncture.
  • Reiki passes through clothing, casts and bandages.
  • Reiki also flows when the hands are not placed directly on the body, but held at a distance above it.


What happens during a Reiki treatment?

A Reiki treatment usually lasts 45 to 60 minutes. The patient lies clothed on a comfortable surface and the therapist places his hands on various positions on the patient’s body. Through his initiation, the practitioner is now connected to Reiki. When he places his hands, he is not giving his energy, but Reiki energy is flowing through his hands. A Reiki treatment has 12 to 20 positions. On each position the hand lies for about three minutes. The Reiki therapist goes by his intuition and he prioritizes himself when he feels that a position needs more or less energy.


The origin of Reiki:

Reiki is an ancient healing art that was discovered in the 19th century by a Christian monk named Dr. Mikao Usui. Dr. Usui was fascinated by healing through the laying on of hands, just as Jesus and Buddha had done. So he set out to find an explanation for this healing power. He earned a doctorate degree in ancient languages and learned Sanskrit to search the ancient scriptures. In his seven years of study, he finally found what he was looking for. In the Buddha’s teachings, he found formulas, symbols, and descriptions of how the Buddha had healed. After a 21-day meditation on a sacred mountain in Japan, he had an enlightening experience in which he was shown the key to Buddha’s healing power. From then on he had this Reiki power to heal.