Reiki For Dummies

Reiki For Dummies

by Nina L. Paul


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Millions of people seek ways to relax, promote healing, or connect with their soul. Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a simple but profound healing system that was originally developed in Japan. Reiki means "spiritual energy" or "universal life-force energy." The Reiki system is universal because it can be used by people of any background or religion. Reiki For Dummies explains how you can harness this energy for yourself.

Reiki For Dummies is a plain-English Reiki guidebook. Discover what Reiki is, where it came from, and how to:

  • Find and get the most from a Reiki treatment
  • Use Reiki to boost your physical and emotional health
  • Locate a Reiki class and become a Reiki practitioner

Reiki For Dummies is amply illustrated and full of useful information on:

  • Reiki symbols (plus nontraditional symbols)
  • Reiki hand positions (for giving Reiki to yourself or others)
  • Reiki for pets and animals
  • Reiki for children and adults
  • Reiki and surgery or medicines
  • Reiki at birth or end-of-life
  • Reiki in the house, in the car, or at work

When you're ready to go further, Reiki For Dummies covers: Western and Japanese Reiki techniques; crystals, long distance Reiki, and setting up a successful Reiki practice.

Reiki For Dummies is for you whether you are just finding out about Reiki or you are a seasoned professional who is looking for a clearly written, up-to-date, inclusive, and comprehensive source of Reiki information.

Nina Paul, PhD (New York, NY), is a Reiki Master who uses Reiki to help herself and others. She has a doctorate in immunology and epidemiology and she believes in a holistic approach to health and wellness . Nina is also the author of the compassionate guide: Living with Hepatitis C For Dummies (0-7645-7620-8).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764599071
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/24/2005
Series: For Dummies Books
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 344,735
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Nina L. Paul, PhD, has worked in the field of science and health communication for over 20 years. She started down this path at SUNY Purchase, where she received her bachelor’s degree in biology and performed research in the field of neuroimmunology. She also published articles for her college newspaper on scientific research topics.
After working in medical publishing at Rockefeller University Press (Journal of Clinical Investigation), she received her master’s degree and PhD in infectious disease epidemiology (the study of diseases) and immunology from Yale University.
After leaving Yale, Nina pursued postdoctoral research in London and Oxford, England. Nina’s research focused on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and related viruses and their interaction with the immune system. Nina also taught science to schoolchildren of different ages and abilities in New Mexico and volunteered at a hospital-based Cancer Information Centre in England. She worked in the field of evidence-based medicine and contributed to the Cochrane Library (a medical database). She is also the author of Living with Hepatitis C For Dummies.
Nina believes in a multifaceted approach to health. She became a master of Reiki, which is a universal life-force energy that is transmitted through the hands. She is both a practitioner and a teacher of Reiki and uses Reiki as a way to help herself and others. Check out Nina’s Web site at

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Table of Contents


Part I: Discovering Reiki.

Chapter 1: Reiki: The Art of Channeling Life-Force Energy.

Chapter 2: Navigating Your Body’s Subtle Energy Systems.

Chapter 3: Exploring Reiki’s Roots and Branches.

Chapter 4: Looking at the Reiki Principles.

Part II: Experiencing Reiki for Yourself.

Chapter 5: Getting the Reiki Treatment.

Chapter 6: Letting Your Entire Family Experience Reiki.

Part III: Becoming Well-Versed in Reiki.

Chapter 7: Seeking Reiki Training and Classes.

Chapter 8: Discovering the Reiki Symbols.

Chapter 9: Getting Ready to Channel Reiki Energy.

Chapter 10: Healing Others with Reiki Positions and Techniques.

Chapter 11: Applying Reiki to Yourself.

Chapter 12: Reiki Rocks! Using Crystals with Reiki.

Part IV: Sharing Reiki with Others.

Chapter 13: Putting Together a Reiki Healing Session.

Chapter 14: Experiencing Reiki in a Group.

Chapter 15: Sending Reiki Where Needed.

Chapter 16: Combining Reiki with Other Health Practices.

Chapter 17: Becoming a Professional Reiki Healer.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: Ten Uses for Reiki in Everyday Situations.

Chapter 19: Ten Uses for Reiki as a Tool for Personal Growth.

Chapter 20: Ten Common Myths about Reiki.

Chapter 21: Ten Non-traditional Reiki Symbols.

Appendix: Great Reiki Resources.



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