Reiki Advanced Uses

As in any system, there are routine uses, advanced uses, and experimental uses. Such advanced and experimental uses serve to keep the discipline vibrant and evolving. There are Reiki Masters who feel that the system of Reiki is already fully evolved, and that any additional experimentation or uses are wrong, and a failure to remain true to Reiki. There are other Reiki Masters, both traditional and non-traditional who feel a responsibility to help Reiki evolve.

I feel that Reiki - not necessarily by that name - has been evolving for about 2500 years, from ancient roots in India and Tibet, being rediscovered by Mikao Usui. There are many traditions which have arisen in Reiki, some old, some new. There are also Reiki Masters who are experimenting today with Reiki and variations of current use, to see if the practice of Reiki can be improved, either by modification, or by combining Reiki with other modalities. I am open to such potential improvements to Reiki. I will experiment with those aspects of Reiki which seem to offer promise.

Some advanced or experimental uses of Reiki which some are using or investigating include:
[I do not necessarily agree with, or use, or experiment with any particular experimental uses myself. This is simply a list of the variety of ways that Reiki is being tried or used around the world]

  • The use of Reiki before, during surgery and in recovery - several hospitals in the USA
  • The use of Reiki as an adjunct to psychotherapy - USA and Europe
  • Reiki and cell development - work in Israel on in-vitro fertilization
  • Reiki and pain relief - USA, Canada, Europe, and Asia
  • Reiki and cancer - work in Europe and Asia
  • Reiki to help Type 2 diabetes
  • Reiki to help reduce epilepsy seizure frequency
  • Reiki and habits/addictions - work in Europe
  • Reiki and tinnitus - USA and Europe
  • Reiki with sexual issues, such as prior abuse, and dealing with problems, such as frigidity
  • Reiki and homeopathy - work in Germany
  • Reiki used in combination with other alternative/complementary medicine practices, such as massage and accupressure
  • Reiki and meditation as a philosophical discipline for personal discovery
  • Kundalini development and Reiki to either stimulate or reduce the phenomenon
  • Psychic/paranormal development and training using Reiki as a stimulus/enabling energy
  • Chakra balancing by Reiki
  • Reiki and shamanism
  • Reiki and sound (toning)
  • The use of Reiki on inanimate objects to enhance functioning
  • Reiki in hospices to give a sense of peace and acceptance during a person's last days
  • Distant Reiki attunements and healing for individuals


Reiki is not meant to treat or cure any physical or mental condition, sickness, malfunction, infection, or disease. Reiki is a a relaxation and stress-reduction modality which delivers subtle energy so that there may be a state achieved which permits a person to heal themselves. Relaxation and stress-reduction are known by the medical community to permit a healthier immune system. This, in turn, can permit a person to work toward their own healing. The fact that Reiki is being studied for  particular responses does not mean that Reiki is always appropriate to use, only that studies are being conducted in this area.