Reiki is a healing practice that originated in Japan. Reiki practitioners place their hands lightly on or just above the person receiving treatment. Reiki is based on the idea that there is a universal (or source) energy that supports the body's innate healing abilities. Practitioners seek to access this energy, allowing it to flow to the body and facilitate healing. Reiki is a complementary health approach that may be used in conjunction with Western medicine.
Source: MedlinePlus and National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
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- International Association of Reiki Professionals
- The International Association of Reiki Professionals (IARP) is a professional association of the global Reiki community. Resources include a "Find a Reiki Professional."
- National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
- The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, at the National Institutes of Health, conducts and supports research and provides information about complementary health products and practices.