Reiki works. Every single energy treatment is powerful and effective--at least to the extent that it is invited and allowed. A lot happens, every time--whether or not the client feels it. As an energy sensitive, I am privy to what happens. And because I know that the healee can "undo" the benefit of a treatment in as little time as it takes to rise from the table, I think it's important to share what transpired so the client can have the chance to actively participate in retaining and maintaining the benefit of the treatment.
We are each minute supporting or undermining our well being according to our choices, thoughts and beliefs. I've heard it said that the body resolves (cures, if you will) myriad nascent ailments, illnesses and diseases--cancers included--without the help of doctors or remedies, all the time. I would say it does this without our help even, but it's not so. We help by placing our consciousness in a beneficial posture.
What am I talking about? Well, I could elaborate, but I came across these wise and eloquent words as spoken by Abraham on precisely this topic. Since they articulate so well what I might have said, I will offer them to you instead:
Your sophisticated physical body exists because of the intelligence of your cells. And the intelligence of your cells exists because of their Connection to Source Energy.
When doctors and scientists try to find cures for diseases without taking into consideration the Vibrational relationship between the physical Being and Source Energy, they are looking for cures in all the wrong places. If the resistance that disallowed the Well-Being to begin with is not released, it will show up in the form of another and another disease.
Your cells, because of their connection to the intelligence of Source Energy, know exactly what to do in order to become the incredible variety of functioning cells in your magnificent physical body. And in the absence of the hindrance that is caused by your resistant [nonbeneficial] thought, that communication stays open to clear, up-to-the-moment interaction, keeping your physical body at peak and perfect performance.
In the absence of [undermining] emotion—and therefore [with] the allowance of complete alignment and communication with Source Energy—your physical body can reclaim its balance and recover from any imbalance. And once balance has resumed, it is easy to maintain with consistently good-feeling thoughts.
Note: [bracketed] words are mine, as I don't support the notion of "negative" thoughts or emotions.