Reiki is a Japanese hands-on energy healing technique. However, direct transmission of the life-force, qi or prana is thousands of years old. In my own case I was introduced to this form of healing through qi gong and then received my formal Reiki training. Reiki involves being able to detect subtle aberrations in the energy field or aura and then using one’s own transmission of qi to unblock the energy flow. I usually focus on the flow of energy in the chakras and the flow from lower to higher chakra. There may or may not be physical contact with the patient. Reiki may be incorporated into the treatments in select cases.