REIKI decorative stickers
Reiki is a spiritual practice developed in 1922
by Mikao Usui. After three weeks of fasting and meditating on Mount Kurama, in Japan,
Usui claimed to receive the ability of "healing without energy depletion".
A portion of the practice, tenohira or palm healing, is used as a form of complementary
and alternative medicine. Tenohira is a technique whereby practitioners believe
they are moving "healing energy" (a form of ki) through the palms.
There is no scientific evidence for either the existence of ki or any mechanism
for its manipulation, and a systematic review of randomized clinical trials conducted
in 2008 did not support the efficacy of reiki or its recommendation
for use in the treatment of any condition.