Reiki - The Healing Touch
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Why Jikiden Reiki®?
Jikiden ~  Traditional Japanese Reiki
in its original beauty, effectiveness and simplicity.

Reiki works!  Reiki lineages have various methods of training students.  I am trained in Western Reiki, specifically, Usui Ryoho Reiki & Karuna® Reiki.  I have also completed shodun & okuden traditional Jikiden Reiki® training.  What is the difference between Western and Traditional Reiki?  Jikiden practitioners are taught a clear framework for how to use Reiki to effectively enhance the body’s natural healing systems.  As a teacher and practitioner, I have a deep appreciation for the professional approach of Jikiden Reiki®.  At the same time, I deeply respect the Reiki teachings I have received from both Western and Traditional Reiki.  I also have a deep respect for all dedicated Reiki professionals & serious Reiki training.  Jikiden Reiki practice and teachings are faithful as possible to the original methods taught by Mikao Usui and his student, Dr. Chujiro Hayashi, a Japanese naval officer and medical doctor.

Jikiden Reiki® practitioners are taught to recognize, evaluate and work with Byosen.  Byosen is best described by Frank Arjava Petter, Dai Shihan, Jikiden Reiki Institute.
"Byosen is 'sick accumulation' or the frequency that emits from tense, injured or ill body parts or the reaction of the body to incoming Reiki energy.  By evaluating these two aspects of the byosen, the practitioner can discover the area or areas that most need treatment, know how long the hands should remain in a particular area, and know whether additional treatments are indicated."¹  (*Please see the bottom of this page for more information.)

Traditional Japanese Reiki has over 65 years of experience to support it as an effective, straightforward, and practical energy healing approach. Reiki is a gentle approach to physically and mentally balancing the energy to assist the body’s healing process.  Reiki is often effective in relieving physical symptoms and stress-related issues.  To receive full benefit of any health & wellness techniques, treatments, or practices, your commitment to your own health and welfare is the most important element.

For some people 1 - 3 sessions are all that is needed for them to experience and maintain the benefits of Reiki, however, others may require more.  While benefits can be gained from a single session, regular Reiki sessions are recommended for best results.  Pain and acute symptoms tend to rapidly resolve with Reiki.  However, chronic problems may require more extensive treatment. 

¹ Frank Arjava Petter, "Understanding Byosen Scanning, Part II", Reiki News Magazine, Summer Edition 2007, Published by the International Center for Reiki Training.

You can learn more about Reiki & the concept of Byosen by visiting the Jikiden Reiki Association.  You can also read more about Reiki in one of the many books written by Frank Arjava Petter as he is the author of, "This is Reiki", "Reiki Fire", "Reiki, the Legacy of Dr. Usui", "The Original Reiki Handbook of Dr. Mikao Usui", "The Original Reiki Handbook", and  co-author of "The Spirit of Reiki", "Reiki Best Practices", and "The Hayashi Reiki Manual"

I also highly recommend, "Light on the Origins of Reiki: A Handbook for Practicing the Original Reiki of Usui and Hayashi", written by Tadao Yamaguchi, Co-founder of Jikiden Reiki Kenkykai - Jikiden Reiki Institute.  The above listed books can easily be found online and on Amazon.  If your local bookstores do not carry them, you can request that they order a copy for you.

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Barbara Church
Jikiden Reiki Practitioner
(928) 853-1382
Usui & Karuna® Reiki Master Teacher
Providing Northern Arizona
Individual Reiki Sessions,
Usui Reiki Classes & "Reiki Kids" Classes
Member of the International Association of Reiki Professionals
Since 2008
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