What is Reiki?
Reiki is a style of natural healing from Japan, founded by Mikao Usui at the turn of the 20th century.
Reiki is the term Mikao Usui used to describe the primary principal behind his style of natural healing. Dr Usui taught that a person attuned to reiki, Universal Ki, could channel that Ki. A practitioner acts as a conduit directing reiki to a client. The reiki subsequently finds it's way to wherever it is needed in the clients body.
Ki is an oriental concept that encompasses all the energetic processes that make up our universe. Which really encompasses everything. However in it's various manifestations Ki is more specifically defined e.g. as gathering Ki, defensive Ki, original Ki, etc. Universal Ki represents a concept of a pure, unprocessed by the human body, level of Ki.