Reiki (pronounced Ray Key) is a combination of two Japanese words rei and ki meaning universal life energy. Reiki is an ancient laying-on of hands healing technique that uses the life force energy to heal, balancing the subtle energies within our bodies. Reiki addresses physical, emotional, mental and spiritual imbalances.
The energy from the universe flows in anticlockwise direction as it is shown by the power symbol CHO KU RE and a picture about the energy vortex showing how the energy flows from universe to the earth .
Reiki is an art which originated from Japan and gifted to the world by Dr. Mikao Usui . it is about harnessing the energy of the universe and heal the people as we know that all we all are nothing but energy which we may be getting through breathing or food / water . when ever there is imbalance in the flow of energy ; there comes the disease and Reiki is all about balancing the energy in the body of the patient through the Reiki healer.
Reiki can be said as Energy medicine also as many now a days prefer to call it as .
This healing art is an effective delivery system. The Reiki practitioner serves as a vessel that supplies healing energies where they are most needed. Reiki's ki-energies flow out of the practitioner's body through the palms of the hands while they are touching the recipient's body.