September 4, 2008
By Priya Gill
The impact of touch, energies, or past lives on our current life may be greater than we imagine. Allopathy is making way for holistic and natural healing modes, with alternative therapies such as Reiki and past life regression having a discernible impact on the Punjabi populace.Reiki is the Japanese word for 'universal life force energy'. It is a healing technique in which the practitioner uses his hands to transfer energy; balancing energies enhances the healing process. A Reiki healer treating a particular part of the body places their hands on that part and chants a selection of 'healing' words in their mind, like a mantra. Reiki is believed to have originated in Tibet thousands of years ago and rediscovered by Dr. Mikao Usui in Japan in the late nineteenth century. We meet some proponents in Punjab.HARBIR K. SINGHHarbir K. Singh, 67, who retired as a hostel warden, witnessed the benefits of new-age healing and became a believer.
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