Reiki is a Japanese technique in which a practitioner places their hands lightly on or just above the person, transferring universal energy. This life force energy is known as “ki,” and is believed to flow through our bodies. When our life force energy is low, we are more likely to become ill or feel stressed. If our life force energy is high, we’re more apt to be vibrant, happy, and healthy. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind, and spirit and is thought to promote healing, increase relaxation, and reduce stress. While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it’s not a religion. It has no dogma, and there’s nothing you must believe to learn and use Reiki. Reiki is guided by consciousness. As such, it can never do harm. The recipient of Reiki must simply be willing to receive it.


  • Anxiety Stress Low energy Sleep disorders Addiction Depression
  • Irregular heart rate
  • Digestive distress
  • Weak immune system High toxic load
  • Infertility
  • Energy imbalance Aches & pains Muscle tension


Reiki is a life force that should only be channeled by a practitioner who has been attuned to do so. There is no standardized license required to practice, so finding a qualified practitioner can be tricky. It’s best to use personal referrals as much as possible. Search the International Center for Reiki Training or the International Association of Reiki Professionals databases for a list of practitioners in your area.


Johrei “purification of the spirit” is a form of alternative medicine similar to Reiki. It was introduced in Japan in the 1930s by Mokichi Okada.

According to his official biography, Okada was born to a low-income family in Tokyo and, after many trials and tribulations, eventually made his fortune in the jewelry business.

Initially, a follower of Shinto offshoot Oomoto, Okada claimed to have received a special revelation from God in 1926, leading him to found a new religion in 1935 to spread the teachings. Okada soon expanded to open a rehabilitation center centering on the healing powers of light, but it was shut down in 1936 as a violation of the Medical Practitioners’ Law.

In 1936, Okada established an agricultural system called initially “no fertilizer farming” or “Nature Farming.”Offshoots such as the Sekai Kyusei Kyo, promoting “Kyusei nature farming,” and the Mokichi Okada Association formed after his death to continue promoting the work in Japan and South-East Asia.

According to the International Nature Farming Research Center in Nagano, Japan, it is based on the theories that:

  • Fertilizers pollute the soil and weaken its power of production.
  • Pests would break out from the excessive use of fertilizers
  • The difference in disease incidence between resistant and susceptible plants is attributed to nutritional conditions inside the body.
  • Vegetables and fruits produced by nature farming taste better than those by chemical farming.

Despite presenting itself as a form of alternative medicine, the Johrei Fellowship maintains that it does not prescribe, diagnose, or treat physical illnesses and that their focus is on spiritual health and world peace instead of physical health.

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