Reiki

noun
Rei·​ki | \ ˈrā-ˌkē How to pronounce Reiki (audio) \

Definition of Reiki

: a system of touching with the hands based on the belief that such touching by an experienced practitioner produces beneficial effects by strengthening and normalizing certain vital energy fields held to exist within the body

First Known Use of Reiki

1975, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Reiki

Japanese, literally, spirit, from rei spirit, soul + ki vital force, mind

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“Reiki.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Reiki. Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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Reiki

noun
Rei·​ki | \ ˈrā-ˌkē How to pronounce Reiki (audio) \

Medical Definition of Reiki

: a system of hands-on touching based on the belief that such touching by an experienced practitioner produces beneficial effects by strengthening and normalizing certain vital energy fields held to exist within the body

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