With alternative medicine increasing in popularity, you’ve likely heard a wide variety of associated terms, like bikram yoga and Reiki. But what is Reiki exactly? You may have heard of it before, as this Japanese practice has become more popular throughout the Western world, just like yoga. We are beginning to know more about the origin and history of the practice, as more research is being done. At Alternative Choices Wellness Center in Buena Vista, CO, they offer three levels of Reiki therapy that promote stress reduction, relaxation, and holistic healing. They also offer brain balancing and bio-energy body scanning.
We know that Reiki was founded by Mikao Usui Sensei, who discovered the gift of healing after a period of fasting and meditating. After awhile, he was able to move beyond the weakness of starvation and felt instead an elation almost holy. He began to run down the mountain, when he stubbed his toe and fell. He cupped his toe in his hands and to his surprise, realized that he had imparted healing powers on himself, and the pain subsided. Usui Sensei, however, did not invent Reiki, as other versions already existed. But Usui Sensei experimented with his own method of channeling energy based on his studies in religious practices, spirituality, and philosophy. He called it “The Usui Reiki Treatment Method for Improvement of Body and Mind.” Usui Sensei then opened his own clinic in Tokyo, where he treated patients and taught classes. When an earthquake hit Tokyo in 1923, he treated victims and…show more content… The practitioner is certified in Usui Reiki levels I and II, and is a Master of Karuna Reiki Lightarian Reiki. These methods offer different levels of spiritual and emotional healing. If you’re in the Buena Vista area and looking for a new and different way to reduce stress promote healing from the inside out, call Alternative Choices Wellness Center at (719)