What is REIKI?

*What is Reiki?
Reiki has electrical and magnetic qualities that can be measured. One of the most basic laws of physics, Ampere’s Law, explains the electrical and magnetic energies around the human body. Ampere’s Law says that when electrical currents flow through conductors, whether they are wires or living tissue, a magnetic field is produced in the surrounding space. Since living tissue – including the heart and other muscles, the brain, and other organs – conduct electricity, the laws of physics mean they create a magnetic field around the body, called the biomagnetic field.

Pulsing magnetic fields can jumpstart the healing of tissue, bone and other body parts. In the 1970’s, biomagnetic research showed that certain magnetic fields could stimulate the growth process in bone fractures that resisted healing. Soon after, the FDA approved Pulsing Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) for bone healing, in which wire coils placed near the fracture induce electrical current flows in the bone. The necessary frequency range is 7 Hz.

Pulsing magnetic fields from the hands of Reiki therapists are in the SAME frequency ranges that are optimal for stimulating tissue repair! Biologically optimal levels of electromagnetic frequencies for stimulating human tissue repair are all in what’s called the extremely low frequency (ELF) range. They have been documented as 2 cycles per second (Hz) for nerve regeneration, 7 Hz for bone growth, 10 Hz for ligament repair, and 15 Hz for capillary formation.

Reiki is healing energy, whether produced by a medical device or projected from the human body, and is energy of a particular frequency or set of frequencies that stimulates the repair of one or more tissues.

Dr. Mikao Usui founded Reiki as a natural healing modality in the late 1800’s and his successors, and Mrs. Hawayo Takata brought it to the United States in 1938.

*Content sourced from Krinsley D. Bengston, “Journal of Science Exploration, 2000; 14:353-364″