Reiki is a form of traditional hypnotherapy that is helpful in reducing stress, pain management, stimulation of the immune system and strengthening certain organs. Reiki is actually an ancient Tibetan / Indian healing form that has been rediscovered by the Japanese monk Dr. Mikao Usui. The literal meaning of the word Reiki is Universal Life Force Energy.
The method adopted for this form of therapy is simple yet it is powerful in healing through the process of opening, clearing and re-balancing the energy system. Today reiki therapy has become quite popular worldwide. In this method, the cosmic energy is transferred from the practitioner to the patient to help the latter heal by balancing energy. The technique of reiki is quite similar to the technique of Therapeutic Touch.
The only difference is that in the Therapeutic touch, the touch is of primary importance whereas in Reiki, it requires an attunement and the touch is not at all necessary. This therapy is a natural holistic energy therapy which benefits those going through chemotherapy and radiation. It reduces the negative side effects and promotes effective treatments.
The traditional reiki therapy involves three levels but here we will discuss four levels of reiki. The levels or attunements of reiki are as many as the practitioners. Each practitioner has their own set of attunements. Following are the four levels of reiki:
Level 1: This is the first attunement where the practitioner comes in contact with the reiki energy and performs the transfer.
Level II: In the second level, the practitioner gets involved in the reiki studies. Here they learn how to send energies in the space. They get to know how to perform absentee healing.
Level III: When the practitioner reaches the third level, his ability is strengthened and a decision to move on to the next level for the Reiki Master can be made.
Level IV: This is the level where the student is given a chance to share his bountiful knowledge with the world and enjoy the pleasure of learning it.
All these levels cover all the aspects of reiki that a practitioner must know. Each of these levels has its own set of attunements and technique to be learnt and practiced. The reiki therapy can effectively treat almost all sort of diseases such as asthma, diabetes, allergy, ulcers, arthritis, back pain, sinusitis, piles, hepatitis, migraine, menstrual problems and many more diseases.
There are a number of benefits associated with this form of therapy. Some of these benefits are it purifies the aura, removes those blocking the flow of energy, releases stress, ego is lost, relaxes the body and the psychic power is increased. Reiki therapy can be performed on any part of the body. Depending on the purpose for which you are seeking this therapy there are different positions.