is an ancient healing technique that Japanese native Mikao Usui developed in its current form back in the early 1900s. During a reiki healing session a reiki healer channels universal lifeforce energy (also called Qi, Chi, Prana) through their hands. This healing methodology is used for example to alleviate pains and aches of the body, to balance stress, and to promote holistic wellbeing and health. Reiki empowers one's body to naturally heal itself and it raises vitality. It is not a religion, nor does one need to believe in anything in particular in order to receive its beneficial effects. Reiki is based on conscious awareness and mindfulness. As a complementary therapy it is not substituting medical care or treatment.

Because energy healing is not dependent on neither time nor place, reiki treatment can also be practiced efficiently as a distant healing method.

A few scientific studies related to energy healing and distant healing

Dossey L. (2002). How healing happens: exploring the nonlocal gap. Alternative therapies in health and medicine, 8(2), 12–110.

Radin, D., Schlitz, M., & Baur, C. (2015). Distant Healing Intention Therapies: An Overview of the Scientific Evidence. Global advances in health and medicine, 4(Suppl), 67–71.

Bengston W. F. (2007). Commentary: a method used to train skeptical volunteers to heal in an experimental setting. Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.), 13(3), 329–331.

Bengston, W.F., & Krinsley, D.H. (2000). The Effect of the " Laying On of Hands" on Transplanted Breast Cancer in Mice. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 14(3), 353-364.

Bengston, W. F., & Moga, M. (2007). Resonance, placebo effects, and Type II errors: some implications from healing research for experimental methods. Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.), 13(3), 317–327.