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Reiki, a Japanese healing technique, brings relief to patients in region
Jeremy Dillon at The Express-Times recently wrote an article about Reiki application at a college and medical center.
Here is an exerpt:
Reiki is said to incorporate a universal energy that surrounds everyone. In China, that energy is called chi and in Navajo, it is nilch’l. Reiki taps into the universal life energy around the body, Rehrig says, and accesses that energy to help heal the body.
Practitioners access the universal energy by lightly touching patients with their fingers and palms. It is usually performed while the patient is lying down, but it can also be performed while the patient is seated or standing. The main goal is to have the patient relax, Rehrig said.
The process of placing the hands relies on the intuition of the practitioner, who follows seven general areas in the beginning but allows the body of the patient to guide the hands to the area that needs the most focus.
“The body has jug handles like on a highway where congestion like stress and anxiety builds up over time that impede the flow of energy. By focusing on these areas, it helps clean up that congestion,” Rehrig says.
Karen Huslik, a retired nurse and volunteer reiki practitioner with Hunterdon Medical Center, also emphasizes the flow of energy in reiki.