The Internet has all sorts of information about health. While the expertise of an actual doctor is indispensable, in many cases you could turn to the Web for alternative means of healing yourself or keeping healthy. Health, after all, is a holistic thing, and not simply limited to medical and medicine-related matters.
Reiki is one such way of life that espouses a holistic means of keeping healthy. The What It All Be Like blog on Reiki talks about this therapeutic way of treating various conditions of the mind and body.
Reiki (?? or ?? or ???) is a form of spiritual practice used as a complementary therapy for the treatment of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual disorders. Mikao Usui (1865 – 1926) developed Reiki in mid 19th century Japan, where he said he received the ability of ‘healing without energy depletion’ after three weeks of fasting and meditating on Mount Kurama. Practitioners use a technique similar to the laying on of hands, which they say will channel “healing energy” (ki). Practitioners state that energy flows through their hands to bring about healing and that the method can be used for self-treatment as well as the treatment of others. Reiki has no religious affiliations at all and blends quite nicely with any religion or healing modality.