Medical healings today go beyond that of physical healing. Alternative modalities focus on spiritual factors as well as energy to promote physical, mental, and emotional health to a patient. One such alternative healing comes in the form of Reiki.
Reiki is a process of energy transfer and balance that brings out deep relaxation in a person’s body. It clears away the toxins in the body and destroys energy blockage, so it leads to healing and overall well-being. Reiki is often associated with yoga because both have certain positions that are done during the sessions or classes. These positions were created to properly facilitate the channeling of energy from the Reiki healer to the recipient.
Reiki healing considers the hand as the vital part to be used, since practitioners believe that this is where energy can be passed from. For them, placing the hand on the appropriate part or area of the body is enough to bring healing. Below are some positions for specific body parts which are used in Reiki.
HEAD – If the patient is dealing with eye problems, fatigue, colds, fever, or sinusitis, the palms of the Reiki healer are placed in a position that will cover the eyes while fingertips are on the cheeks and the thumbs bridge the nose. Additionally, if the disease is related to the ears, another position should be made. The hands should be placed over the ears with fingertips extending from the jaw lines to the neck.
CHEST – One position that for the chest is the placement of one hand across the thymus, a part of the immune system near the neck, and the other hand rests between the breasts at an angle of 90 degrees. This position helps in the reinforcement of the immune system and the lymphatic system.
ABDOMEN – One technique for this particular part of the body is by placing the hands on either side of the person’s navel. This position is done particularly for healing the digestive system. This Reiki technique is mainly for the treatment of nausea, indigestion, and other digestive ailment. It also clears away tension, anxiety, worry and stress that are brought about by imbalanced digestive conditions.
BACK – For this area, the hands are placed at the shoulders. This is said to influence organs such as the intestines, heart, and also certain muscles in the shoulder region. This helps deal with muscular tension, headaches, and other related problems.
These are just some of the Reiki healing hands positions that can be used to deal with specific health problems. There are other techniques that can be performed and mastered. Reiki practitioners also mention that these can be self-administered, as well as performed on other patients, even animals.