Modern research strongly suggests that energy extends throughout our body and beyond. Due to stress and our current life styles disruptions or imbalances in its flow correlate to physical, mental, and emotional illnesses. Many ancient cultures have always believed that life energy flows through the body which affects our body, mind, and emotions. It is an ancient Japanese form of healing.
Reiki is a technique that addresses both chronic and acute conditions. It supports good health and well being as well as a sense of inner peace and total relaxation. The actual mechanism of how Reiki works can be supported by scientific research and explanations. Recent advances in research and medical technology have shown that the body emits various bioelectrical and biomagnetic fields. These energy fields are measured in common medical diagnostic practice by such instruments as MRI’s and electrocardiograms. What is less commonly known is that bio-magnetic energy applied to the body promotes healing. In fact, magnetic field therapy used to heal broken bones and injured tissue, has been approved by the FDA since 1979.
Independent research by Dr. Robert Becker and Dr. John Zimmerman during the 1980’s investigated what happens while people practice therapies like Reiki.
They found that not only do the brainwave patterns of practitioner and receiver become synchronized in the Alpha State, characteristic of deep realization and meditation. They also pulse in unison with the earth’s magnetic field, known as the Schumann Resonance.
During these moments, the biomagnetic field of the practitioners’ hands is at least 1000 times greater than normal, and not as a result of internal body current. Toni Bunnell (1997) suggests that the linking of energy fields between practitioner and earth allows the practitioner to draw on the “infinite energy source” or “universal energy field” via the Schumann Resonance. Professor Paul Davies and Dr. John Gribben in The Matter Myth (1991), discuss the quantum physics view of the “living universe” in which everything is connected in a “living web of interdependence”. All of this supports the subjective experience of “oneness” and “expanded consciousness” related by those who regularly receive or self-treat with Reiki.