link: http://www.aetw.org/d_usui_treatment_guide.htm|Treatment Guide
Reiki is a form of alternative medicine developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui. Since its beginning in Japan, Reiki has been adapted across varying cultural traditions. It uses a technique commonly called palm healing or hands-on-healing. Through the use of this technique, practitioners believe that they are transferring "universal energy" through the palms of the practitioner, which they believe encourages healing.
Reiki postulates the existence of a universal energy unknown to science and thus far undetectable surrounding the human body, which practitioners can learn to manipulate using their hands.
Imran: Well, science hasn't yet gotten around to explaining consciousness any many other fundamental miracles of nature. Even if its only a placebo, man has shown time and again the power to heal is largely in the mind. See brainsync for example.