The part of healing that western medicine seems to ignore is the energetic healing of the body. The beauty of the energy healing practice, like Reiki, is that it heals the physical, the emotional, the spiritual, and the mental (mind). Energy practitioners will tell you that when one of these areas is out of balance, you are not well because you are out of balance.
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy." (from http://www.reiki.org/faq/whatisreiki.html)
There are many Reiki practitioners and there are several schools of Reiki.. all good. Reiki classes are available to those who wish to work on some self healing.
Several years ago, on a Saturday morning, I was in a bicycle accident when the trail we were riding crumbled beneath me and dropped me and my bike about eight feet down into a creek bed, amongst trees that had been chewed off by beavers. I dislocated my shoulder and had massive bruises and several pulled muscles. Four Reiki sessions over Saturday and Sunday had me mobile and able to go to work on Monday morning.
Remember, the information in this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider for a medical condition.