Reiki, performed here by Hong Kong healer Corie Chu, is an alternative therapy in which energy is channelled to treat physical and emotional woes. It is gaining followers as an effective complement to Western medicine. Photo: Camilla W Photography
Reiki, performed here by Hong Kong healer Corie Chu, is an alternative therapy in which energy is channelled to treat physical and emotional woes. It is gaining followers as an effective complement to Western medicine. Photo: Camilla W Photography

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How reiki can help with your anxiety, grief, stress, chronic illness and more – all about the hands-on healing therapy with roots in Buddhist scripture

  • The Japanese energy-based healing technique is growing in popularity and becoming more accepted in hospitals as a complement to Western medicine
  • Practitioners say they have seen reiki help with a range of emotional, physical and mental issues, from headaches and anxiety to eczema and insomnia

Reiki, performed here by Hong Kong healer Corie Chu, is an alternative therapy in which energy is channelled to treat physical and emotional woes. It is gaining followers as an effective complement to Western medicine. Photo: Camilla W Photography
Reiki, performed here by Hong Kong healer Corie Chu, is an alternative therapy in which energy is channelled to treat physical and emotional woes. It is gaining followers as an effective complement to Western medicine. Photo: Camilla W Photography
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