Do you believe in Reiki, someone wants me to do this?

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Reiki (霊気 or レイキ?, English: /ˈreɪkiː/) is a spiritual practice[1] developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui, and uses a technique commonly called palm healing as a form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).[2] Through the use of this technique, sometimes refereed to as “tenohira” (meaning “the palm” in Japanese), practitioners believe that they are transferring “healing energy” in the form of qi (or ki in Japanese) through the palms

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i reiki’ed myself with “palm” healing

Billy Joe Clegg's Ghost

Nope, it’s quackery. There are two kinds of engery: potential and kinetic. Ki is an entirely different concept Usui stole from martial arts.

Jane is still plain

Before I became an atheist and stopped believing in supernatural magic, I took a level 1 Reiki course.
It was bullcr@p. It did NOTHING. People ritualistically waving their hands in patterns over you or holding their hands in “healing” positions on you does NOTHING.
For instance, the lady had cats in her house, and I have a terrible allergy to them. She said, oh, the healing energy in the house will make that no problem. I spent the whole time having asthma attacks and not being able to breathe through my nose at all.
It quacks like a duck.


Reiki lacks scientific credibility
Catholics trusting Reiki operate in superstitious no man’s land
Reiki inappropriate for Catholic health care institutions, retreat centers, chaplains
Reiki Therapy Unscientific, ‘Inappropriate for Catholic Institutions,’ Say Bishops’ Guidelines
WASHINGTON–The U.S. bishops have issued guidelines that call Reiki therapy, an alternative medicine originating in Japan, unscientific and inappropriate for Catholic institutions.
They outlined the position in “Guidelines for Evaluating Reiki as an Alternative Therapy.” The guidelines were developed by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Doctrine, chaired by Bishop William Lori of Bridgeport, Connecticut. They were approved by the USCCB Administrative Committee, March 24, during its spring meeting in Washington. The Administrative Committee is the authoritative body of the USCCB to approve committee statements.
The document can be found at
The Guidelines describe Reiki as a healing technique “invented in Japan in the late 1800s by Mikao Usui, who was studying Buddhist texts.” The guidelines state that “according to Reiki teaching, illness is caused by some kind of disruption or imbalance in one’s ‘life energy.’ A Reiki practitioner effects healing by placing his or her hands in certain positions on the patient’s body in order to facilitate the flow of Reiki, the ‘universal life energy,’ from the Reiki practitioner to the patient.”
The Guidelines state that “Reiki lacks scientific credibility” and “has not been accepted by the scientific and medical communities as an effective therapy.”
“Reputable scientific studies attesting to the efficacy of Reiki are lacking, as is a plausible scientific explanation as to how it could possibly be efficacious,” they state.
The Guidelines note that “Reiki is frequently described as a ‘spiritual’ kind of healing as opposed to the common medical procedures of healing using physical means.” They assert, however, that there is a radical difference between Reiki therapy and the healing by divine power in which Christians believe: “for Christians the access to divine healing is by prayer to Christ as Lord and Savior, while the essence of Reiki is not a prayer but a technique that is passed down from the ‘Reiki Master’ to the pupil, a technique that once mastered will reliably produce the anticipated results.”
In sum, Reiki therapy “finds no support either in the findings of natural science or in Christian belief,” the Guidelines state.
“For a Catholic to believe in Reiki therapy presents insoluble problems,” the Guidelines state. “In terms of caring for one’s physical health or the physical health of others, to employ a technique that has no scientific support (or even plausibility) is generally not prudent.”
The guidelines warn that in using Reiki for one’s spiritual health, “there are important dangers.”
“To use Reiki one would have to accept at least in an implicit way central elements of the worldview that undergirds Reiki theory, elements that belong neither to Christian faith nor to natural science. Without justification either from Christian faith or natural science, however, a Catholic who puts his or her trust in Reiki would be operating in the realm of superstition, the no-man’s-land that is neither faith nor science,” they state.
“Superstition corrupts one’s worship of God by turning one’s religious feeling and practice in a false direction,” the Guidelines state. “While sometimes people fall into superstition through ignorance, it is the responsibility of all who teach in the name of the Church to eliminate such ignorance as much as possible.”
“Since Reiki therapy is not compatible with either Christian teaching or scientific evidence, it would be inappropriate for Catholic institutions, such as Catholic health care facilities and retreat centers, or persons representing the Church, such as Catholic chaplains, to promote or to provide support for Reiki therapy,” the Guidelines said.
Keywords: Bishops, science, USCCB, Catholic, Reiki, Bishop William Lori, Doctrine, medicine


Jesus Christ used “healing hands” during his time on earth. He also did remote healing where the person being healed was not touched. Reiki is nothing more than “healing hands”. The word Reiki means “Universal Life Force” which can be translated as “the Love of God”.
The concept of “healing hands” predates Christianity. Dr Mikao Usui repackaged it as Reiki after study of sanscrit texts outlining its use. This is known as Usui Reiki.
The primary concept behind Reiki is that the human body has a God-given ability to heal itself when it is in a state of balance. Practitioners of Reiki use the “Universal Life Force” to promote emotional and spirtual balance within the person receiving.
Many Reiki practitioners purposefully ask for God’s assistance during healing by asking the God-force, Jesus Christ or the Holy Spirit to assist. Reiki is not anti-religion or anti-Christian. It recognises the existence of a Suprime Life Force and works together with it.

Yes, I believe in Reiki since 1993. It’s a great gift. I can treat myself or others: People, Animals, whatever. And it is a spiritual path.


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