Reiki Healing Touch

Are you aware of the fact that our body contains more energy than it actually uses to carry out its activities? Now, let me make a point! I am not talking about the physical energy that we utilize, but about the healing energy which is unseen to us but for sure, is felt by us. This invisible energy is what we call the “life force energy”. The concept of healing energy is well explained by the Japanese technique – Reiki. The word can be divided into two halves: Rei means “The Higher power” and ki means “life energy”. Precisely, it is a spiritually guided life force energy. The basic idea projected by reiki healing touch is that self healing is the path of salvation from ailments.

Reiki: Healing Energy

Therapies use tools and medications for treatment of ailments. But reiki healing therapy uses the energy of the body. Energy that drives our body can be both free-flowing and stagnant. This therapy uses the power of mind to govern the energies of the body and bring it under control. In due course of time, this therapy works wonders in enhancing the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. We all are aware of a simple truth of life: A relaxed mind leads to a rejuvenated body. This is how a person feels after undergoing a reiki therapy session. A session usually has the reiki practitioner who first seeks the permission of the patient to cure him (here the permission is for the mental confidence and trust of the patient on the practitioner). And then, the reiki practitioner starts with the reiki session with his hands moving over the chakras of the body, aiding in rejuvenating them with sufficient energy. He often makes use of reiki symbols in reiki therapy and massage. In fact, people suffering from chronic ailments like cancer, autoimmune diseases and multiple sclerosis take the aid of these therapy sessions to alleviate the pain. Mental concerns, addiction to drugs, anxiety, panic attacks and destructive habits (like smoking and abusing alcohol) can be treated effectively with reiki healing touch therapy.

Before a person learns about reiki or is keen on attending a reiki therapy session, he is required to know about the chakras. So what are these chakras after all? Chakra is a Sanskrit word that means “wheels”. A wheel which we identify physically is what spins around its fixed axis, slow or fast. But there are similar wheels found in our body too (not physically but as energies). Our body contains 7 major chakras and each one is closely associated with an organ of our body. Below listed are the 7 major chakras.

ChakraLocationOrgansPurposeInformation containedPhysical ailmentsEmotional issuesSpiritual Lesson
Root chakraBase of spineCovers the entire spinal column, kidneys, legs, feet, rectum and immune systemKinesthetic feelings and movementContains instincts, sense of touch, carnal pleasures, pain, superstitions and familial beliefssciatica, lower back pain, varicose veins, rectal tumors, weakened immune system and depressionself-esteem, survival, family, security and survivalmaterial and worldly lessons
Navel/Sacral chakraLower abdomen (Below navel)Contains sexual organs, stomach, upper intestines, gallbladder, liver, spleen, pancreas, middle spine and adrenal glandsEnhances fertility and emotional connectionContains emotional feelings (joy, anger, fear, love etc..), controlling patterns, duality and magnetismUrinary infections and disorders, weak libido and pelvic painmoney, sex, power, control, creativity, negative feelings (like guilt and blame)Creativity, Manifestation, Valuing relationships and learning to “let go” of past without losing on the lessons
Solar plexus chakraBack of stomach (in solar plexus)Covers upper abdomen, umbilicus to rib cage, liver, middle spine, spleen, kidney, adrenals, small intestines and stomachEnhancing maturity in understanding the emotional aspect of lifeContains personality, consciousness of self within the universe (sense of belonging), self-esteemStomach ulcers, intestinal tumors, diabetes, pancreatitis, indigestion, anorexia/bulimia, hepatitis, cirrhosis, adrenal imbalances, arthritis, colon diseasesLoss of self-esteem, fear of rejection, overly sensitive to criticism, indecisivenessLearning to love oneself, respect oneself
Heart ChakraLocated in the center of the chestContains heart, circulatory system, blood, lungs, rib cage, diaphragm, thymus, breasts, esophagus, shoulders, arms, handsEmpowerment of self emotionallyContains connection of love through “love strings” with the people we adore and loveCardiovascular conditions, asthma, lung and breast cancers, thoracic spine, pneumoniaLove, compassion, confidence, inspiration, hope, despair, hate, envy, fear, jealousy, anger, generosityHumility to forgive, unconditional love, trust and compassion
Throat chakraLocated in the neck region (throat)Covers throat, thyroid glands, trachea, neck vertebrae, mouth, teeth, gums, esophagus, parathyroid, hyperthalemusResponsibility for actions taken by selfContains self-knowledge, truth, attitude, sense of hearing, taste and smellSore throat, mouth ulcers, scoliosis, swollen glands, thyroid dysfunctions, laryngitis, gum or tooth problems, TMJ disordersPersonal expression, creativity, addiction, criticism, faith, lack of authorityConfession and absolute surrender to divine force
Third eye (forehead) chakraLocated right in the center of foreheadCovers brain, neurological system, eyes, ears, nose, pituitary, pineal glandsMind development, insight and actions directed by ideasContains clear vision (symbolic or literal), wisdom, intuition, intellectBrain tumors, strokes, blindness, deafness, seizures, learning disabilities, spinal dysfunctions, panic and depressionFear of truth, discipline, emotional intelligence, concept of reality, confusion and judgmentThinking with open mind and creating a reality check point for self
Crown chakraLocated at top of headCovers the top center of the head and the midline above the earsIntuitive knowing and connecting to spiritualityContains duality, magnetism, emotional feelings (joy, anger, fear) and controlling patternsMystical depression, diseases of the muscular system, skeletal system and the skin, chronic exhaustion, over sensitivity to light, sound and surrounding environmentDiscovery of the divine, Lack of purpose and direction, loss of meaning or identity, trust, selflessness, humanitarianism, foresight, devotion, inspiration, values and ethicsSpirituality

*Please note:

  • Crown chakra is the most powerful chakra and is not much disturbed even in course of curing ailments, pertaining to any side effects.
  • Reiki treatment should be done only by a reiki practitioner and that is the best and the only way. The reiki healing hands of your teacher will initiate the therapy for you.

Now you know how the reiki healing energy helps in stimulating the chakras as each chakra associates with various organs of our body. There are many audio CDs on reiki healing music available in the market. Reiki music serves as an excellent means of inducing sleep. After all, a peaceful sleep plays a major role in enhancing immune system. Deuter’s Reiki Hands of light is an excellent musical CD which contains soothing musical notes that will aid in complete relaxation of the mind and the body. I am suggesting this musical from my personal experience and it has absolutely worked for me.

Reiki is a huge subject and every aspect of reiki cannot be covered in a single day. So wait for more, readers! Will be back with more interesting facts and finds on this subject, in my next article!

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