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History of Reiki
Dr. Mikao Usui, a Japanese Buddhist monk, discovered and developed the tradition of Usui Reiki. He studied Kiko, a Japanese version of "Qi Gong, a discipline designed to improve health through meditation, breathing practices, and slow moving exercise. It focuses on the development and use of Ki or life energy" (Lubeck, Petter and Rand, 2009). Dr. Usui's pursuit of knowledge led him to further study medicine, psychology, religion and spiritual development. During a retreat at Mt. Kurama, Dr. Usui experienced healing energy and he began practicing Reiki on himself, as well as family members. Later in 1922, he opened his first Reiki clinic in Tokyo where he taught and gave treatments. After the 1923 earthquake in Japan, Dr. Usui gave treatments in his clinic for people left homeless, injured, physically ill and emotionally traumatized. Later, in 1937, Hawayo Takata brought Reiki to North America after she received Reiki treatments and studied Usui Reiki in Japan.
A Reiki Session
A few words about Stress
From the Canadian Reiki Association
Scientific Explanation of Reiki
Research on the benefits of Reiki treatments are being explored and our understanding from a scientific standpoint are unfolding. Dr. James Oschman, author of Energy Medicine, the Scientific Basis, formulates a theory of how Reiki involves electronmagnietic fields generated by all living things and he connects Reiki treatments with the promotion of healing both on the nervous system and the biological tissue. According to Dr. James Oschman, " It is widely assumed that it is the electric and magnetic fields that interact with organisms, but some researchers suspect that scalar and potentila waves actually underlie these effects." More research is needed to further our understanding of the healing benefits of Reiki.
Energy Medicine, the Scientific Basis by Dr. James Oschman
The Spirit of Reiki by Lubeck, Petter & Rand
How The Sacred Feminine Is Transforming Your Soul with Caroline Myss. France, 2017
Reiki Level 1, 2, 3 Completed 2014
Canadian Reiki Association (#15-114)