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What is Equine Reiki?

It is said that Reiki is a simple  oriental method of working with energy. It is non-invasive and it holds no religious attachments.

Reiki originally came from Japan  and was founded by Mikao Usui who was very much about working on oneself.  It was a method that could be used for self-healing, self-development & spiritual development. Healing others was a minor aspect of the system; it was simply something you could do if you followed Usui’s system.  The word Reiki means  ‘a system that has been arrived at through a moment of enlightenment’.

Now being classed as a complementary therapy,  when Reiki first came to North America in the 1970’s, Reiki teaching has focused  more on Reiki as a treatment technique, which involves the hands-on treatment method of channelling of specific energy.

It is said that one of the most dramatic observations of Reiki is that the “Reiki” doesn’t appear to run out, which means that Reiki practitioners can continue treating people and animals all day and the Reiki will flow just as strongly as when they started at the beginning of the day. Apparently, this differentiates Reiki from many other healing systems as other techniques involve the use of the physical energy from the body as the energy source, which drains the physical energy from the practitioner.  This means that the overall effectiveness of the treatment is dependent upon the wellbeing and vitality of the practitioner and the number of patients that can be treated in a day depends upon the practitioner’s ability to ‘recharge’ his physical energy.

Reiki is thought to be intelligent energy, it goes where it is needed.  Reiki practitioners are not trained to diagnose problems, they may have an inclination as to where the problem is, however, legally Reiki practitioners are not allowed to diagnose a problem or suggest treatment. If the client would like a diagnosis for their symptoms, they should seek veterinarian advice.

Unfortunately there are no scientifically proven cases of how Reiki can help your horse, however, listed below are some of the problems that some have found Reiki to be of help:

  • Sweet itch
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Ligament Injuries
  • Laminitis
  • Colic
  • Loading problems
  • Spooking
  • Emotional issues
  • Anxiety
  • Appetite loss
  • Weaving
  • Wind sucking
  • Cribbing
  • Stall walking
  • Physical Injuries
  • Pre-show nerves
  • Competition stress (for horse and rider!)
  • Performance
  • Separation anxiety
  • Owner horse relations
Before a Reiki Practitioner performs a Reiki treatment on your horse, first seek approval from your vet. This can consist of a simple phone call, to establish that your Vet is happy for your horse to receive Reiki.  Please remember that Reiki is a complementary therapy and should not be intended to replace medical or veterinary care and advice.

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