an alternative healing technique thought by some to reduce stress, pain, etc. through the transfer of a certain kind of energy from the hands of a practitioner to parts of the body of a person suffering from such symptoms
Origin of reikiJpn, universal life energy from rei, soul, spirit + ki, vital energy, analogous to chi: so named by its creator, Mikao Usui (1865-1926), Japanese scholar
A method of treating bodily disorders and restoring spiritual balance in which a practitioner places the palms of the hands on a part of the body in the belief that healing energy will flow there.
Origin of ReikiJapanese reiki from Middle Chinese liajŋ khi` ( also the source of Mandarin língqì ) liajŋ numinous spirit khi` energy ; see chi .