Is Reiki different from other energy healing methods?

Q: Is Reiki different from other energy healing methods?

A: Yes and no. Yes, Reiki is a unique method – a specific method – of channeling life force energy towards an intention. No, because energy healing is an ancient practice that goes back thousands of years in many cultures. Energy healing itself is not unique. The methods are, however, unique ways of directing this beautiful healing energy. All of them work via intention at the core. But some of them use hand positions, some use movement, some use crystals, colors, scents, lights, symbols, and other tools for directing the energy towards vibrational healing.

Reiki is one way to easily and powerfully offer healing energy, directing it by intention towards a chosen goal. The methods of Reiki, and some might argue that the frequency of the Reiki energy itself, are unique to this modality.

I believe that life force energy has a wide range of frequencies – like radio signals do. Reiki may be one channel of this frequency. Other methods may tune in to different channels. But at it’s essential core, the life force energy is healing, positive energy. So whether you are playing the Reiki channel, the Quantum Touch channel, the Polarity channel, the Cranial-Sacral channel, the Shamanic channel, or others, you are working with parts or frequencies of the same basic energy. You might even play more than one at the same time if you are combining methods.

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About Reiki Awakening

Alice Langholt is a parent, author and teacher with Master level training in several Reiki modalities. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Reiki Awakening Academy School of Intuitive Development ( Alice is the author of the new Reiki resource, Practical Reiki TM: for balance, well-being, and vibrant health. A guide to a simple, revolutionary energy healing method, which won second place for Best Reiki Book in the 2012 Reader’s Choice Awards. Alice maintains a local Reiki practice as an Associate at Insight Learning and Wellness Center in the Cleveland, Ohio area. In addition, she has authored eBooks in Distance Healing and Energetic Protection, as well as specific curricula in Reiki for Parents, Reiki for Nurses and Caregivers (approved by the Ohio Board of Nurses for continuing education units), and more. Alice spent a year volunteering at The Cleveland Clinic offering Reiki to patients and staff, and is a Group Leader with The Distance Healing Network ( She will teach Practical Reiki in Lily Dale, NY (August 2013), and gives workshops at holistic expos around the US. Alice is rated the #1 most influential person on Twitter under the category Reiki by Her husband, Evan, and their four kids know and use Reiki. As a teacher, Alice believes that close guidance and mentoring are essential elements for learning energy healing. She provides this support to each student, getting to know each and assist him or her in growing intuition and becoming confident practitioners. Receive Reiki, order pendulums, energy charged stones, and more by visiting Alice at
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