Reiki was looked as a strange practice from the days it was originated in Japan in the year 1922. It was started by Buddhists in Japan with intentions to heal using the palm of the individual in order to release positive energy to the patient.
At times reiki is considered as oriental method of treatment by specialized medical bodies.
Divided into two loosely termed branches reiki is divided into two branches that are known as Japanese and Western Reiki.
In general it is divided into 3 major stages of proficiency, which are first, second and third degree, those who practice reiki will be able to cure and heal themselves and others as well.
The second stage of practitioners has the capability to cure and heal anyone from a distance, which is referred as distance healing. The final degree (highest) is the vital level in which the practitioner is meticulously knowledge with the essential acquaintance and proficiency to edify and attune others to reiki practice.
In simple words, it is a simple method of healing concept with holistic methods and without using any medications at all. The method is done by the practitioner by placing his or her hands on the person who needs the healing.
The basic idea of the process is to emit positive energy from the practitioner to the recipient and indulge in the healing process. There have been some strange claims which states that the healing energy is self seeking and can “zero” in on the wound to begin the healing progression.
The prevailing feature in reiki healing process is the positive energy that is assumed to emit for curing and healing purposes. Since the energy of the practitioner is said to be positive and at higher optimum levels, he or she have to follow certain practices to be a successful practitioner. One of the main and the most important factor is to keep the body and mind as clean and pure as possible.
Most of the people still believe that Japanese reiki adds more focus on specific areas which needs healing, which is as opposed to the second type of western reiki style which normally treats entire body.