Reiki is a form of self-healing that is gaining popularity in the United States. Reiki is becoming popular in the areas of both traditional and non-traditional medicines. Several hospitals are also choosing to provide patients with their own Reiki practitioners.
There is even a Reiki Master right here in Traverse City, who says when paired with traditional medicine, Reiki can actually reduce healing time. "Reiki is the Japanese form of self-healing," said Kafi Lynne, Reiki Master at Higher Self in Traverse City.
"It is a series of hand positions, and a Reiki person is attuned to the energy and the life force. Reiki means ray of life," said Lynne. "When we're stressed, or when we're hurt, we can't pull in the energy ourselves, so a Reiki person simply feeds you more energy, and your body heals or relieves stress... It helps to bring you back into balance."