REIKI is a Japanese term, which is a combination of two syllables.
Rei - Universal Ki - Life force energy.
Thus REIKI stands for Universal Life Force Energy.
Everyone is born with REIKI, for it is energy in itself.
REIKI is not given, it is taken. We are mere channels of energy.
REIKI is of Vedic origin and was lost to humanity. It was re discovered by GAUTAM BUDDHA and was lost again. Finally it was rediscovered, a second time at the end of the 19th century by Dr. Mikao Usui. Special efforts were made to preserve it during the Second World War and make it available to the modern world.
REIKI acts on the Aura level, Emotional level, Mental level, Spiritual level & Etheric level, thus it is a Holistic system of healing. To practice REIKI, no special kind of Faith or Belief is required. It is independent of thoughts, feelings, belief system and faith.
REIKI not only can effect changes in the chemical structure of the body, by helping to regenerate organs and rebuild tissues and bones, it also helps create balance on the mental level. Reiki is a wonderful tool to help one develop conscious awareness, the very key to enlightenment.
Everything in this world is energy & one of the characteristic of energy is to be in state of Equilibrium. When one suffers with an ailment or a mental upset, an imbalance of energy is caused. To work towards a Re-establishment of Equilibrium, when REIKI is made available on the Aura or the physical level, it goes directly into the Chakras, from where it goes to the Endocrine system, which produces Hormones, which in turn keep our body in good health and perfect balance. It helps in removing the toxins and negativity from the body.
REIKI is Divine grace meant for anyone who is open to receiving it. It can not do any damage, since it only flows in the quantities required by the recipient.
REIKI is made available by simply placing one's palms over the recipient's / patient's body.