The name Reiki originates from Japanese REI (spirit) and KI (energy, life force). Reiki therapy utilizes spiritual, or universal, energy to assist the healing process.
Several years ago I interviewed Reiki master Michael W. Smith.
Mr Smith practices Reiki at the Women’s Place at Carroll County General Hospital in Westminster, Maryland. The transcript serves as a useful primer on this system of hands-on touching designed to strengthen and normalize certain vital energy fields thought to exist within the body.
John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at www.Vicus.com, a complementary and alternative medicine website.