The Science of Reiki and Meditation

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I have just read an article written by Tamisha Sabrina which I would like to share with you. I have always felt that when we share a Reiki Treatment (remember there is no Giver or Receiver), we go into a meditative state, enabling Reiki to flow naturally as it should. We are not ‘making’ this happen this is coming from within. It becomes ego driven when a Practitioner states that they are ‘giving’ a treatment, rather than saying we will ‘share’ the treatment. The article below explains the Science behind Reiki, interesting and fascinating, I hope you like it as much as I do.

“What happens in a Treatment?

Sometime ago Dr Robert Becker, Dr John Zimmerman and Max Cade each investigated what happens when Practitioners perform Reiki. They found that not only do the brain wave patterns of a Practitioner and the client become synchronised in the alpha state, but they pulse in unison with earth’s magnetic field. During these mom ends, the biomagnetic field of the Practitioners’ hands is at least 1000 times greater than normal. TonI Bunnell (1997) suggests that the linking of energy fields between Practitioner and earth allows the Practitioner to draw on the ‘infinite energy source’. Professor Paul Davies and Dr John Gribben in ‘The Matter Myth’ discuss the quantum physics view of a ‘living universe’, in which everything is connected in a ‘living web of interdependence’. All supports the subjective experience of ‘Oneness’ and ‘expanded consciousness’ related by those who regularly share Reiki or Self-treat with Reiki.

I have deliberately missed out some of the text as it is too scientific!

Dr Becker explains that ‘brain waves’ travel through the whole body, during a treatment, these waves are consistent with both Practitioner and Client, both benefitting from the Reiki treatment.

It is interesting to note both Dr Becker and Max Cade carried out their research on a wide array of cross-cultural subjects, and no matter what their beliefs of customs, or how opposed to each other their customs were, all tested the same. Part of Reiki’s growing popularity is that it does not impose a set of beliefs, and can therefore be used by people of any background or faith, or none at all.

Reiki Induces Meditive State

Dr Zimmerman’s studies show that the brain wave patterns of a Practitioner and Client are not only synchronised but become left-right balance, indicating deep relaxation and meditation. This experience is typical of Reiki. The effects of regular meditation on health have been extensively studied at more than 200 universities, hospitals and research institutions in 27 countries. Over a five year period, meditators co distantly had fewer than half the number off doctor visits and days in hospital. Hospital admission rates for medical and surgical conditions were 60-70% less in the meditating group, with 87% less for diseases of the heart and blood vessels, 55% less for tumours, 73% less for respiratory disorders, 87% less for neurological problems and 30% less for infections. Notably, the meditating group showed relatively little increase or healthcare with increasing age.”

Makes very interesting reading doesn’t it? We Reiki Practitioners always knew this was the case, sometimes it’s impossible to explain what Reiki is. I always say people must have the direct experience to gain some understanding of this incredible system.