Reiki is a form of energy healing that is not specific to the scope of naturopathic medicine, but is something that Dr. Lee, N.D. feels is important to incorporate into her practice. Modalities such as acupuncture and homeopathy work on a very energetic level, as well as a physical level, and Reiki can be used to augment their roles in the healing processes of the body.
Reiki is the channelling of energy through the practitioner’s body into the patient; the patient’s body will draw energy and distribute it to the organs and tissues that are in the highest demand for energy.
To perform the therapy, the practitioner only places her hands on the patient’s body, and concentrates on allowing the energy to flow into the patient. Some patients only feel a pleasant and calming warmth from the practitioner’s hands, and some sensitive patients can feel the energy flowing through their bodies. Occasionally patients may experience an emotional release (e.g. crying), which is very conducive to healing.