science

Reiki is often referred to as an intelligent form of healing.

Scientific research may help us understand how Reiki healing works.

When giving Reiki, Practitioners have been shown to emit electro-magnetic or bio-magnetic energy from their hands. The frequencies of the energy emitted vary from one moment to the next; but many appear to correspond to those that medical researchers have identified as being the optimum frequencies for stimulating the healing process in tissues, bones and other body parts so far investigated.

The bio-magnetic energy (or field) flowing from a Practitioner’s hands has been shown to induce current flows in the tissues and cells of individuals who are in close proximity.

Two ways in which these pulsing magnetic fields may stimulate repair of bone and other tissues include:-

A cascade of reactions takes place from the cell surface to the cytoplasm and on to the nucleus and genes, where selective effects on the DNA have been documented.

A phenomenon called amplification, in which a single hormone molecule, neurotransmitter or photon of electromagnetic energy has been shown to trigger a cellular response; and in fact very tiny fields have been shown to produce the best effects, suggesting that living tissues are much more sensitive to external fields than previously considered possible.

A bio-magnetic field can also be created by passing electric currents through living tissue as has been used for medical diagnoses and treatments for almost a century for example in ECG & MRI scanning.