The Difference Between Reiki and Intuitive Energy Healing

Written by Corie Chu

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What is the difference between Reiki and your Intuitive Energy Healing Sessions?

The Fundamentals of Reiki practices

One of the questions I get asked the most is, “What is the difference between Reiki and your Intuitive Energy Healing Sessions?” So I thought I’d write about it to share some further insights. Please keep in mind that my explanation below is specific to my practice and it’s the way I categorize my services. I’m sure other practitioners in the field have their own way of interpreting their services.

Reiki is the most basic form of channelled energy healing. It is the foundation of safe energy healing practices. Without learning Reiki, the structure it provides, and, of course, its attunements, it makes it difficult for someone to know how to practice energy healing responsibly. I get asked quite often, “Don’t you get tired after intuitive energy healing sessions? Are you giving your energy away? ”

And sometimes the sweetest clients say, “I’m worried that the work you’ll have to do on me will tire you out and that you’ll absorb all my negative stuff.”

The answer is no. If I am practicing channelled energy healing, which means that the energy that I am using during the treatments is from the Universe’s power station, so to speak, it will not tire me out. What I am doing instead is going to the designated energy bank and acting as a channel between you and that energy reserve to pass on pure, clean, untouched energy to you. Imagine you’ve pulled up your car at a petrol (gas) station, and the service staff is ready to fuel up your car.

In that analogy, your car is your body, I am the petrol service staff, and my job is to pump fuel (energy) into your body. There’s no other passing of any other energies, not even my own, so the entire process is safe and pure.

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So Reiki is the most basic form of channelled energy healing. It’s like selecting the “Regular” petrol option that could work with any car. It is supportive in filling up your car and getting you to the places you wish to be. It might not be super suitable for cars that require some extra attention, but nonetheless, it’s supportive.

In this case, what I’m trying to say is that Reiki is supportive to anyone. You could be in great health and great spirits, and a Reiki session could give you an extra boost of energy. You could be somewhat stressed out, and a Reiki session could serve to calm your energy field, helping you feel more relaxed when other hurdles come along the way.

It could help release tension in your body, providing tension relief and preventing or assisting with ongoing headaches, migraines, and other muscle tension issues. Reiki is also helpful for supporting sleep issues that have been ongoing on a short-term basis, such as acute insomnia, restlessness, or generally stressful thoughts or anxiousness that may affect sleep.

For longer-term issues such as chronic insomnia or even sleep paralysis, Intuitive Energy Healing would be more effective. More on that in the next part.

Intuitive Energy Healing

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The more advanced and also safe, channeled energy healing practices that fall under my Intuitive Energy Healing works are for more specific treatments. Think of it as getting the “Super” or “Supreme” types of gasoline back into that petrol (gas) station analogy.

It consists of a blend of more advanced energy healing techniques, such as deep Emotional Energy Healing, where we focus on healing old emotional wounds and emotional blocks, releasing repressed or suppressed emotions so that they don’t stay in your body.

As you may know, I’m a big advocate of emotional health as I strongly believe that suppressed emotions can affect our subconscious and the manifestation of physical pains and illnesses.

The Process of Emotional Cord Removal

Within Emotional Energy Healing, I also look out for emotional cords, which are energy cords created between you and another person who shares a very strong negative emotional frequency on the same level (such as fear, jealousy, sadness, anger, and grief).

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When an emotional cord is formed, it is common for each person to feel a heightened sense of negative emotions for an extended period of time and begin to feel less like themselves, less in control of their emotions, and sometimes even powerless.

This is because, on top of a person’s own level of negative emotions, extremely energetically sensitive people are able to take on the other person’s level of negative emotions as well, so the amount will have doubled. Over time, that can continue to quantitate.

For example, an emotional cord is formed due to extreme sadness between Person A and Person B. Person A is therefore able to vent his sadness energetically to Person B, unloading his level of sadness onto Person B. Person B, who is at work and physically no where near Person A, could suddenly feel overwhelmed with sadness, even more than her normal levels of sadness.

She’s not quite sure what to do with such heavy emotions, and when they start to overflow, she may also energetically pass that load of emotions back to Person A. This could lead to symptoms of depression or actual depression over time. Person A and Person B could also be mentally unaware that this process is going on, as it’s an energetic process.

However, they may feel a bond towards each other, such as wanting to keep in touch and check in with each other, holding space for each other to share their thoughts and feelings, or sometimes, in romantic relationships, if a couple is breaking up or has broken up for quite some time, they may find it extra hard to let go of each other completely.

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Part of my Emotional Energy Healing treatments includes the removal of these emotional cords so that both individuals can healthfully break free from trading negative emotions with each other and bonding over them. Instead, each individual is able to take ownership of their own energy and emotions once again.

Emotional cord-cutting is a two-session treatment, spaced one day apart at a minimum, and seven days apart at a maximum. Emotional energy healing is what I tend to do most with clients who are more empathic (more sensitive to other people’s energies and tend to absorb other people’s emotions quite easily).

An Aura Healing Session to Support an Intuitive Energy Healing Session

Also, within my Intuitive Energy Healing practice, I work on Aura Healing. Every single person has an auric field. A healthy aura can radiate up to seven feet away from a person’s physical body. How cool is that?

If you’re sitting in the corner of a busy restaurant and a person with a very healthy aura walks in, heads will probably turn to take a look at the person as he or she is probably shining from the inside out. All the makeup, clothing, and such in the world can’t manipulate the effects of a naturally healthy aura.

With a healthy aura, you’re able to have a stronger energetic boundary, fending off low vibrations, toxic energy, energy vampires (people who tend to take energy from you), and even some physical germs. Aura Healing helps us create and protect strong energy and is also wonderfully helpful for speeding up recovery from injuries, illnesses, or surgeries.

Intuitive Energy Healing works three to five times more effectively than Reiki, so you’ll likely need fewer treatments compared to Reiki, depending on your focus, of course.

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List of Conditions that are Especially Supportive through Intuitive Energy Healing

  • Chronic illnesses and diseases, such as cancer,

  • Chronic fatigue, including adrenal fatigue

  • Chronic pain and discomforts such as frozen shoulders, hips, and knee issues persist even after medical attention and treatment.

  • Chronic injuries (i.e., constant ankle sprains)

  • Heart conditions such as heart attacks

  • Neurological issues such as strokes

  • Digestive issues and disorders such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Crohn’s Disease

  • Mental health issues such as depression, chronic anxiety, health anxiety, and bipolar disorder

  • Insomnia

  • Victims or survivors of narcissistic abuse

  • Pre and post-surgery healing and recovery

  • Post-chemotherapy and radiation treatments to reduce discomfort and swelling for better recovery

  • Healing of old and recent emotional wounds

  • Release of emotional blockages

  • Emotional energy support through difficult transitions such as separation, divorce, and loss.

  • Healing from long periods of stress and exhaustion

  • Those who seem to lack empathy and have issues with being connected to their overall health.

  • Those looking to increase their emotional and energetic boundaries.

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Aside from my experience, the list goes on.

Both categories of energy healing are safe for anyone in any condition and of all ages to receive. My youngest client so far is a two-week-old baby. 🙂

If meeting in person at my studio in Hong Kong is not an option (or not your preference), I offer intuitive energy healing sessions remotely as well. I have the pleasure of continuously supporting clients in the US, UK, South Africa, Argentina, Bosnia, the UAE, Australia, Japan, and Singapore.

If you’re interested in a remote session, please feel free to touch base with me first and let me know what your specific focuses are, and we can see if a Distant Intuitive Energy Healing session would be effective for you.