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Jill Yarrow

Integrative Mind Specialist


Reiki is a non-invasive therapy that can be used without fear of any side effects or overdose.  It can be used alongside

conventional medication or natural remedies because it acts in a complementary way.  Reiki is being used in GP surgeries,

 hospices, cancer support groups, post-operative recovery, drug rehabilitation, prison HIV/AIDS centres and care of the elderly.


The Japanese word Reiki means ‘Universal Energy’.  Eastern medicine has always recognised and worked with this energy, which flows through all living things and is vital to the well-being of life.


The energy is known as ‘Ki’ in Japan, ‘Chi’ in China and ‘Prana’ in India.  Acupuncture, tai chi and yoga are based on the free-flow of this energy in a person.  As a therapy, Reiki is an effective and simple way of tapping into this energy and transferring it for the benefit of the receiver, to stimulate their body’s own natural healing potential.


Reiki encourages positive personal change. It works on many levels and can accelerate the healing of physical problems, balance the emotions and free us from restrictive mental attitudes.  It may also provide a closer connection with inner wisdom.  Reiki can allow us to respond more calmly to events and build on a more resourceful state of being.  It can enhance everyday life and help to balance the mind and body.  It is a gentle energy and can be used on babies, pregnant mothers, surgical patients and has been a tremendous benefit to clients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).


The Science Behind Reiki


Independent research by Dr Robert Becker and Dr John Zimmerman during the 1980’s found, that not only do the brain

wave patterns of a practitioner and receiver become synchronised in the alpha state, characteristic of deep relaxation

and meditation, but they pulsed in unison with the earth’s magnetic field, known as the Schuman Resonance.  During this

time, the bio-magnetic field of the practitioners’ hands are at least 1000 times greater than normal and not as a result

of internal body current.


On investigation, they discovered that the pulses are in the same frequencies as brain waves and sweep up and down from 0.30-30Hz, focusing mostly in the 7-8Hz alpha state.  Independent research has shown that this range of frequencies will stimulate healing in the body, with specific frequencies being suitable for different issues.  For example, 7Hz bone growth,

10Hz ligament mending and 15Hz capillary formation.


Physiotherapy equipment based on these principles have been designed to aid soft tissue regeneration and ultra sound technology is commonly used to clear clogged arteries and disintegrate kidney stones.  Also, it has been known for many years that placing an electrical coil around a fracture that refuses to mend, will stimulate bone growth and repair.


Dr Becker explains that ‘brain waves’ are not confined to the brain but travel throughout the body via the perineural system.  During a treatment, these waves begin as relatively weak pulses in the thalamus of the Practitioners brain and gather cumulative strength as they flow to the peripheral nerves of the body, including the hands.  The same effect is mirrored in the person receiving treatment and Becker suggest that it is this system, that regulates injury repair and system rebalance.  Dr Becker carried out his study on a world-wide array of cross-cultural subjects and no matter what their belief systems or customs, or how opposed to each others’ customs they were, they all tested the same.


For more information, to book a treatment or how to be attuned to Reiki call

Jill on 01638 742167 / 07712 446264 or email: jill@evokeresilience.co.uk


“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us”

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Article written by Tamisha Sabrina and re-produced by the UK Reiki Federation Development Newsletter