Reiki distant healing

Reiki, a powerful form of Japanese energy work, directs ki (life energy) to the recipient and can be performed either in-person or from a distance.

Reiki, a powerful form of Japanese energy work, directs ki (life energy) to the recipient and can be performed either in-person or from a distance.

by Tara Howe — 

Distant healing, as the name suggests, indicates healing that takes place from afar: the patient does not have to be present in the therapist’s office to receive the healing energy. Odd as that might sound to some of us, over the past 40 years, more than 150 formal, controlled studies of distant healing have been published. Of those, more than two-thirds of them showed significant effects (in scientific terminology, this means a less than one-in-20 likelihood of the effect having occurred by chance).1

Reiki, a powerful form of Japanese energy work, directs ki (life energy) to the recipient and can be performed either in-person or from a distance. Ideally, a photograph or hair sample of the person seeking distant healing is provided to the Reiki master. This photograph or sample is held between the practitioner’s hands while she sends Reiki energy into that object and, consequently, across the distance to the physical being of that person.

Certain plausible scientific theories have been proposed regarding how this might work. One idea considers the principles of quantum mechanics — specifically, the principle of non-locality. Non-locality involves the capacity for an atom to exist in several locations at the same time and, moreover, the theory suggests that what happens to one atom in one place will affect the other atoms at their different locations.2

Reiki, then, can be used within this nonlinear framework, as though the person were actually physically present, rather than at a distance.

Another theory suggests that Reiki energy is akin to the Scalar Wave, a wave that does not have a velocity and whose effects do not diminish with distance (thereby allowing for the distance between the healer and the receiver).3

Distant healing can be used by anyone at any time as a reinforcement healing program. More specifically, you might consider distant healing for added support with difficult emotional traumas or when regular treatment seems ineffective.

Footnotes

1. “Distant Healing,” Elizabeth Targ, M.D. Noetic Sciences Review (August-November 1999, #49, P. 24).

2. “Science and The Human Energy Field,” James L. Oschman, Ph.D., interviewed by William Lee Rand. Reiki News Magazine, Vol. One, Issue Three, Winter 2002.

3. Ibid.

 

Tara Howe is a licensed massage therapist and Reiki master at Healing the Eye and Wellness Center. She was formerly the Integrative Health Coordinator for Gritman Medical Center in Moscow, Idaho. 602-631-4504 or tara@healingtheeye.com.

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 24, Number 5, October/November 2005.

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