What is the difference between reiki and qi gong?

What is the difference between reiki and qi gong?

I know they are both energy healing, but which is better? I’ve had reiki before and was pleased with the results. thanks.

  1. spiritwise333Apr 17, 2010

    In my opinion they are the same energy they just have different names. Reiki is Japanese for universal energy and Qi Gong is chinese for universal energy (roughly translated). It is also called “Prana” in the Hindu language.
    The bottom line its the same energy originating from the same source. None is better than the others.

  2. PositivemindattitudeApr 17, 2010

    Reiki is where you channel the UNIVERSAL Energy (positive Energy) and
    Qi Gong is where you channel your OWN Energy.

    In both techniques, the energy is used to balance your chakras and to give you a better physical, emotional, mental & spiritual health.

    I don’t know which is better as both techniques – when used properly and on a daily basis – give excellent results.
    I use both :
    Reiki for meditation, relaxation and a healthier me;
    Qi Gong before doing my daily exercices in order to be healthier too.
    Both techniques relax and make you feel balanced and happy.

    Hope this helps
    Edit :
    Reiki :you can have a Reiki treatment by a Reiki practioner or a Reiki Master or you can learn and become a Reiki Level 1 practioner after being attuned by a Reiki Master. Level 1 gives you the ability to treat yourself.
    Qi-Gong asks for very slow movements and has to be taught by a Master or someone who knows how to practice Qi Gong correctly to ensure that you do it properly and progressively otherwise you may feel uncomfortable and sick.

  3. MichelleApr 17, 2010

    Both are good, Qui gong uses more movement than Reiki but both use universal chi energy. I would say use both if you like both or just choose the one that you feel the most drawn to. There is more than one healing path, the choice is a personal one.

  4. uwaiuApr 17, 2010

    Qigong (or ch’i kung) refers to a wide variety of traditional “cultivation” practices that involve methods of accumulating, circulating, and working with “chi” or “vital energy” within the body. Qigong is sometimes mistakenly said to always involve movement and/or regulated breathing; in fact, use of special methods of focusing on particular energy centers in and around the body are common in the “higher level” or evolved forms of Qigong.

    Qigong is practiced for health maintenance purposes, as a therapeutic intervention, as a medical profession, a spiritual path and/or component of Chinese Martial arts.
    The “qi” in “qigong” means ‘breath’ in Chinese, and, by extension, ‘life force’, ‘energy’ or even ‘cosmic breath’. ‘Gong’ means work applied to a discipline or the resultant level of skill, so ‘qigong’ is thus ‘breath work’ or ‘energy work’.

    Reiki is the practice of laying on of hands and channeling chi for the purposes of healing. Although the energy is available to anyone to channel, a Reiki practitioner has been “attuned” to this energy and method. An attunement consists of changing the physical and etheric body of the student to vibrate at a higher rate, which enables him or her to channel finer and higher amounts of this energy. The energy is channeled from the practitioner’s higher self to the client’s higher self, with the energy drawn in through the crown chakra and sent out through the hands. Reiki is not a religion or dogma. It’s origins have been traced to Buddhism, possibly before the time that Jesus walked the earth.

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