Reiki Healing vs Conventional Medicine

The death of Apple founder Steve Jobs reminded me that indeed money and power cannot buy life or healing. The best of conventional medicine cannot prevent the untimely death of one of the world’s best visionaries. It led me to think of other people who use Reiki in their cancer treatment.

Reiki practitioners and healers like me look at diseases, including cancer, is caused by an uneven distribution of the body’s energy fields. By correcting that imbalance, patients will experience immediate improvement of their condition. We do not however tell patients that can cure cancer – but what it does is to make the body more relaxed and more aligned so that it responds to medicine very well and it changes a person’s outlook and sense of optimism.

Diseases like Steve Job’s pancreatic cancer affect people on different levels – physically, emotionally, socially, and yes even spiritually. Practitioners of Western conventional medicine are not really trained to go beyond the physical. That is where healing tools like Reiki comes in. When used to supplement conventional medicine, Reiki helps to involve and treat the whole person and all his levels. Oftentimes, patients receive positive healing energy which will help them become active participants in their healing process.

Thus, the question of whether we choose Reiki or conventional medicine should never be asked in the first place. Conventional medicine provides a clear diagnosis and better treatment which Reiki practitioners are not trained to do. But, conventional medicine practitioners are not also trained to look at the whole person and provide positive energy.

This is what we mean by having the best of both worlds.


Wise Words

Nature gave men two ends – one to sit on and one to think with. Ever since then man’s success or failure has been dependent on the one he used most
George R. Kirkpatrick

Anyone can carry his burden, however hard, until nightfall. Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day. Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, till the sun goes down. And this is all life really means.
-Robert Louis Stevenson

Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head. You’ll find what you need to furnish it – memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, and other such things. That way it will go with you wherever you journey.

-Tad Williams

“When you were born, you were crying and everyone around “When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling. Live your life so that when you die, you’re the one smiling and everyone around you is crying.”


I thought growing up was something that happened automatically as you got older. But it turns out it’s something you have to choose to do. – TV show Scrubs

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