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KEY FEATURES: Material based on empirical findings as well as first-hand experiences makes the book a valuable resource for both guiding and inspiring readers. Connection of current debates with an analysis of the cultural healing practices of Far East Asian communities provides a critical point of departure for highlighting challenges and transformations within the field of health and mental health. Discussion of a range of issues makes the book relevant to scholars, researchers, practitioners, and students in training in the various health and mental health fields, as well as mental health clinicians, nurses, doctors, psychiatrists, counselors, psychotherapists, social workers, and others. Exploration of research, theories, and practices extends beyond Asian groups to include all types of patients, clients, and groups. Chapter-ending discussion questions prompt readers ...

Reiki Therapy
14 Reiki therapy
Martha P. Novoa Emily Kedar

Reiki (霊気), originated in Japan, is a holistic therapy that facilitates balance among mind, body, and spirit, and as a healing energy modality to correct energetic imbalances and restore the self to natural vitality and health, Reiki therapy is now rapidly growing in the West.1 Reiki is the Japanese word for “universal life energy.” The term is an Anglicism of two Japanese characters that combine to signify “conscious energy”: rei (霊), meaning “spirit, consciousness, essence of creation”; and ki (氣), meaning “power” or “energy.”2 Reiki healing takes place through the energy field, a dynamic bioelectric magnetic field that surrounds all living beings. Within this paradigm, illness originates ...

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