Reiki is often seen as a healing “art”. But what actually happens scientifically?

In the May 2002 issue of “EXPLORE! For The Professional”, an article by Timothy Ley on Peak Performance describes entrainment. Two people, in close quarters, had their brain waves measured and described. One person showed a new heightened ability to achieve at golf. It was passed on (passively) by being in the close and personal presence (in the energy field of the other ‘golf-pro’ person ~ a golf pro with a heightened awareness and focus (…and with high scores).

In another situation a happy and energetic child¹s brain waves were measured before and after spending several days of heartfelt and close communication with a depressed adult. The child’s brain wave had become chaotic and similar to that of the unhappy adult ~ energy and information transfer without even touching! Much like the energy that flows with healing except for the absense of intention, focus and knowing. We can conclude that one’s energy level, brain pattern and state of being are oh so powerful and contagious ~ neuron transfer ~ entrainment!

We have our skin, the epidermis, protecting us and the next layer below, the dermis, which in turn covers a variety of tissues, including the cell matrix and extra cellular fluid. In this interior barrier there are minute areas varying from 3 micromillimetres to 7 millimeters which contain collagen fibres and where there is reduced resistence and lower galvanic pressure. These little sensitive patches we know as acupressure and acupuncture points. We have hundreds of these brilliant, controlled apertures within our body that can “grab or accept” and transfer chi or energy and pass this along deeper into our body’s systems as if with micro-cables.


Robert O. Becker, M.D. is a leading pioneer of bio-electro-magnetic and energetic medicine studies, using the SQUID magnetometer or the Beck magnetometer. His thorough scientific investigations, conducted at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Syracuse, New York, have yielded the following revolutionary discoveries that make the above more obvious:
* Semi-conducting direct electrical currents pass through the peripheral nerve cells which serves to isolate the neurons, because a nerve cell (neuron) is always accompanied by a peripheral nerve cell, almost like a Siamese twin.
* The human bone is also a semi-conductor for these electrical impulses and both bone and our skin are piezoelectric in nature.
* The healing process depends on the semi-conductor current as one of many other factors in the electromagnetic field of our bodyies. Applying the right electromagnetic fields can kick-start the healing process very effectively (terms used in connecting points in Jin Shin Jyutsu!)

* Acupuncture points have unique electrical / neural characteristics, which proves that there is a physiological basis for acupuncture.


Dr. Patricia Kane is a brilliant biochemist (her dad was known for working with the Odone family – we know them as the folks in the movie Lorenzo’s Oil), has shown how inside each cell we can see the transfer of energy or charge in the cellular micro-tubules and organelles. With extremely high powered microscopes that don’t require freezing, staining and altering of the samples to look inside the cell, we can observe the cytochrome (the inner workings of the cell) clearly.
Dr. Kane shows that these tiniest of organelles are minute C-shaped wiggelly structures that build up and breakdown on the moment. Energy manifests here as both a vibration and as a transference of energy or donation and acceptance. The higher frequency donates to the lower one ALWAYS. This is what gives direction and communication inside the cell and between cells. This is movement / flow at the sub-atomic level.
Life force itself!

Energy, like water, flows from higher to lower. A higher frequency person donates, with touching, to the lower vibrating person ~ literally. Healer to client. Is it any wonder that we are so careful as to who we allow to touch us? When you add in specialised intention and expertise, then passing energy into another’s body’s is a natural flow – a wonderful exchange. Wonderful healing! Energy in motion!

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Reiki healing can be useful when someone is engaged in standard Western medical protocols and is often integrated with other alternative treatments. If, like some of my clients, you have chosen orthodox medical treatments, then Reiki will obviously do no healing, but Reiki can be extremely useful, nonetheless. One of my clients received several different kinds of chemo at once and a number of radiation treatments, per day – an intensively heavy dose of toxicity. This was a heavy burden for his body to bear!
Reiki reduced his nausea; reduced intense inflammation and the extent of internal scarring; Reiki helped revive his bodily functions which often went south on the most intensive treatment days; Reiki fortified his inner strength and inner resolve to continue; Reiki diminished some of the fear of the treatments and together we renewed his healing visualisations to take to each future orthodox medical session – like armament and fortifcation. Reiki gave him back a good night’s sleep, too, inspite of the intense debilitation of the chemo and radiation.

Reiki, properly passed on, makes detoxification and rebuilding after strenuous therapy much easier. Even though we have an inner physician, after a heavy course of chemical treatments, our bodies will welcome and thrive from the benefits of extra energy that has been so mercilessly zapped.

When you have been on a ‘cocktail’ of meds, for example, for depression or cancer, then energetic healing with Reiki can decrease the negative side effects. We teach all levels of Reiki and offer in-person therapeutic healing sessions as well as providing distance healing Reiki at Pacific Holistic in Vancouver BC.
Reiki sessions can lift your vibration as a whole as well as specific organs and specific functions. Reiki energy feels nurturing. Hurts, fears and stuck emotions can be released. When the issues, shocks and conflicts are known, then Reiki healing can take place more quickly and be more specific.

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