THE SCIENCE OF REIKI
QUANTUM PHYSICS - WHAT HAPPENS VIBRATIONALLY
Reiki is channeled through the practitioner's bioenergy field, out through the hands and to the recipient. The practitioner places her hands on or slightly above various parts of the body that correspond to the chakras to remove energy blockages and to get the recipient's ki flowing properly again. Quantum Physics explains this as the process of "entrainment" whereby the higher vibrational energy of Reiki is being channeled by the practitioner to the lower vibrational energy, thus raising the recipient's frequency so they fall into synchronicity. The result is a harmonization of frequencies, which helps restore the recipient's natural state of being and stimulates the body's innate healing abilities.
THE NERVOUS SYSTEM - WHAT HAPPENS PHYSICALLY
Our nervous system is an intricate web that includes the Autonomic Nervous System which has two branches:
1) The Sympathetic Nervous System which is our innate "Fight of Flight" system
2) The Parasympathetic Nervous System which is our "Rest and Digest" system
Reiki helps us to turn off our chronic Fight or Flight mode of being and turn on our Rest and Digest mode. This helps release hormones that slows the body's stress response and instead, provides relaxation. It helps to decrease the heart rate and blood pressure, stimulating the body's natural detoxing abilities and strengthening the immune system. Simultaneously, receiving Reiki transitions us from the anxious mental chatter of the beta brain wave state into an alpha and sometimes even deeper theta brain wave state which induces deep relaxation and calm wakefulness. Because our active brain consumes more than 20% of our energy, this can have profound effects enabling us to provide more energy to other parts of the body in order to heal.