Reiki is a complementary and alternative therapy to traditional medicine, developed in Japan. It is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through our being and all beings. It is what causes us to be alive. If the "life force energy" of a person is low, then he/she is more likely to get sick or feel stressed, and if it is high, that person is more capable of being happy and healthy.
Using certain techniques, the Reiki practitioner facilitates the replenishment of the energy, encouraging healing of the body, mind, emotions and spirit. It also promotes stress reduction and relaxation.
The Reiki practitioner serves as a medium that allows the healing energy to go where it is most needed.
It is my view that illnesses are symbolic expressions of deep-seated issues. Even at the beginning of my medical practice I strove to understand all health problems as part of the whole human being that is suffering. One cannot look only at an ailment; one must also consider the person that is affected by that problem; a person with his/her very own history and situation.
Rather than looking just for causes outside the body, my approach is to consider external factors as well as the circumstances of the persons life, mindset, feelings and how all these interact.
We are fascinating beings that consist of bodies, minds, emotions and souls. Having a holistic approach is, in my opinion, what honours our existence. This is my approach to the healing process and working in that way allows me to enjoy my art to the utmost.