Reiki means universal life-force energy. Reiki is a scientific method of activating and balancing the life-force energy (also known as ki, prana and chi) present in all living things. Light hand- placement techniques are used on the body in order to channel energy to organs and glands and align the chakras (energy centers). There are techniques for emotional and mental distress, chronic and acute physical problems, and for achieving spiritual focus and clarity. This method is used as a health maintenance, disease prevention, and healing art, and can be applied to oneself and to others. Reiki is a valuable addition to the work of chiropractors, massage therapists, nurses , and others for whom the use of touch is essential or appropriate.