According to the American Cancer Society's website:

Reiki is said to promote relaxation, decrease stress and anxiety, and increase a person's general sense of well-being. The Reiki practitioner delivers the therapy through his or her hands, with the goal of raising the amount of universal life energy (called qi, ch'i, or ki) in and around the client. Reiki supporters claim that when the energy paths of the body are blocked or disturbed, the result can be illness, weakness, and pain. Reiki prac...
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