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A) Sensation in the hands
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During a Reiki treatment, the practitioner and the person being treated usually observe a sensation in their hands, which can vary from treatment to treatment. The most common sensations are: warmth, tingling, pins and needles, cold, or electrical feelings. Often, in very sick people, the sensation in the hands of the Reiki practitioner can be one of strong heat to the point that the skin can feel as though it might be getting burned.

As the Reiki emerges through the practitioner’s hands, it reacts to the superficial tissues. It then interacts with the superficial tissues of the person being treated. The Reiki energy, at this stage, is polarizing as it enters the manifest world of our body and it will act upon the sense receptors in the tissues giving rise to sensations. These sensations will vary according to the state of health of the body and according to your sensitivity at that time. This can change from day to day and person to person. Some people are more in touch with their body and will feel the sensations more.

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B) Reiki is the same in both hands
The flow and effectiveness of the Reiki are the same in both hands. There is no ‘Giving’ or ‘Receiving’ hand to worry about when using Reiki. Simply put, if you treat a person for one hour with one hand they will get half as much as they would if they were treated with both hands. The quality would not be altered. You could also treat one person with one hand and another person with the other hand.

One can treat oneself with Reiki One can treat oneself with Reiki
C) One can treat oneself with Reiki
There are many gifted ‘Healers’ who are able to help others but cannot help themselves. Reiki operates independently on the practitioner’s body, practitioners can lay their hands on their own bodies and enjoy all the benefits of Reiki. This is of particular importance from the perspective of preventative medicine. One of the great luxuries in the life of a Reiki practitioner is the time spent on self–treating.

D) There are no harmful side effects from Reiki
There are a large number of cases where people have observed what at first appears to be negative effects. People with no understanding of the physiological healing processes of the body can misinterpret what they experience. When the body is undergoing a healing process, there can be short term effects which cause some discomfort.

For example, a person with an arthritic joint can have an increase of pain after the first few Reiki treatments. The Reiki will be increasing the circulation of blood to a joint that has poor circulation for a number of years. The sudden increase in circulation can be painful at first. The end results will be great!

E) No need for diagnosis with Reiki
The majority of Reiki practitioners are lay people who are not trained in diagnosis. Reiki knows where to go to effectively treat the person.