Skeptics View On Reiki

Many believe Reiki to be a pseudoscience.  Many medical personnel think it is a waste of time.  Doctors express concern when people with serious diseases such as heart problems, stroke, and cancer choose Reiki over conventional treatment.  The practitioners are playing on the patient's fear and just stealing their money, doing nothing in the process.  


Reiki practitioners maintain that while you should still get the treatment your doctor has planned, you can use Reiki as a complement to that therapy.  The Reiki community would never advocate causing harm to anyone.  


There are also many controversies about the different Reiki schools and how they differ.  Some use different symbols.  Some use energy healing instead of laying in of hands.  Some go through each degree in one year, whereas others can take up to ten years to get to Master.  


The churches have issues with Reiki as well.  The Catholics believe it opens the door to evil.  Some religions don't even recognize it as a healing force.  They believe that there is no way that a universal force could flow through one person at any given time.


The best way to help these skeptical people understand Reiki is for them to have one treatment before they claim it as bunk.  They would find that they are very wrong.  Treatments are very relaxing and very gentle with soft music playing in the background.  They would lay on the table while the practitioner makes a circle of their entire body with the Reiki force.  They would start at the patient's head chakra and go all the way down to the root chakra opening any that have closed.  The they do each knee chakra.  Then you flip over, and they work on your back chakras.  After that, they give you an affirmation and anchor it in with a symbol and you are done.  It takes about an hour to go through the whole process.


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