Although healing is the goal of both, Reiki and standard medicine have different methods and processes. The best way to go is with both, as Reiki practitioner is a perfect companion to an experienced and skilled medical doctor.
Here are a few differences between Reiki healing and standard medicine healing.
1. Level of action
Standard medicine usually acts on only one level, most often the physical, but there are many specialists on mental, psychic, emotional level as well. It is common practice for a doctor to heal you on the physical level.
By contrast, Reiki acts on all levels, and healing occurs holistically.
2. Cause and effect
Standard medicine mostly treats the symptoms of a problem. For example, if you go to a doctor with a stomach infection, they will perhaps prescribe some suitable antibiotics. The symptoms will go away quickly, but another or the same illness will soon follow, because the root cause wasn’t addressed.
On the other hand, Reiki usually treats the underlying cause. It heals deep emotional or psychic issues, which are, in fact, the cause of the imbalance which manifested itself in the physical symptoms. It will therefore take longer for the symptoms to disappear, but then they are gone for good.
3. Energy and matter
Standard medicine prescribes pills for just about any condition. The chemicals contained in these will chase away the symptoms of the illness, but they will also have side effects, such as toxins released in the body, even if these are not always visible. The body has to work to metabolize and eliminate these toxins.
Reiki works by sending healing, purifying energy, which leaves the body clean, relaxed, and refreshed.
Again, it’s important to stress that the recommended way is to use both, as they complement each other very well.