Where there is life, it needs to be celebrated. Where there is hope, it needs to be nurtured. Where there is consciousness, it needs to be enjoyed.

This becomes more important when someone is dealing with a life threatening disease like AIDS.

Reiki does not claim to cure HIV. But it can go a long way in making the life of a person infected with AIDS, far better. From dealing with the trauma of the disease to helping minimize the side effects of medicine, Reiki offers the infected person hope and strength – mental, spiritual and physical.

Reiki works in partnership with conventional medical treatments, enhancing their efficiency and increasing their usefulness.

How can Reiki help?

Pain Management: Reiki can go a long way in helping with the physical symptoms of AIDS. Thousands of patients from around the world have benefited from the healing touch of Reiki.

Boosting the immune system: Reiki can complement the effect of various medicines in helping to strengthen the immune system.

Reduces Side Effects: Some of the drugs used in the palliative care of HIV patients can have quite a lot of side effects. Reiki can help in managing and reducing these effects.

Counters Neuropathy: Nearly one third of people infected with HIV suffer from Neuropathy of one form or the other. Clinical studies have shown that Reiki can reduce the spasms caused by pain and help relax the muscles.

Helps cope with the life changes: Often a person infected with HIV has to face not just the trauma of having a life threatening disease but also social stigma and ostracism. Reiki provides the 'victim' spiritual strength and wisdom to help cope with these life changes. It also facilitates better sleep, cures depression effectively and helps the person get a positive outlook in life.

From self-healing to self-reliance: Reiki can be administrated by a trained practitioner or the infected person himself. When the patient takes the Reiki training and heals himself, he feels more in control.

So what is Reiki?

Reiki is a laying-on-hands healing technique thousands of years old. It was rediscovered by Dr. Mikao Usui, a Japanese Buddhist, in the late 19th century.

Reiki is the God-consciousness called Rei that guides the life force called Ki in the practice we call Reiki.

Reiki is the non-physical energy that animates all living things.

As long as something is alive it has a life force circulating through it and surrounding it.

When it dies the life force departs. If your life force is low, or if there is a restriction in its flow, you will be more vulnerable to illness. When it is high and flowing freely, you are less likely to get ill.

Life force plays an important role in everything we do. It animates the body and is also the primary energy of our emotions, thoughts and spiritual life. Reiki makes this life force available to us in abundance.

Nurture your spirit, and heal your body with Reiki.