“The Hayashi Reiki Manual: Japanese Healing Techniques from the Founder of the Western Reiki System” – book review

The-Hayashi-Reiki-Manual:-Japanese-Healing-Techniques-from-the-Founder-of-the-Western-Reiki-SystemThe Hayashi Reiki Manual: Japanese Healing Techniques from the Founder of the Western Reiki System is another great book by Frank Arjava Petter. He co-authored this book with Tadao Yamaguchi (my reiki teacher) and his late mother and a well-respected reiki teacher, Chiyoko Yamaguchi.

Frank Arjava Petter is one of the most well-known reiki teachers around the world and he has written many books which are both insightful and practical, for both practitioners and people new to reiki. I highly recommend is other book, The Original Reiki Handbook of Dr. Mikao Usui: The Traditional Usui Reiki Ryoho Treatment Positions and Numerous Reiki Techniques for Health and Well-being, for which I have written a review. Read my review here.

This book is definitely for practitioners, who can use the book as a reference guide. However, it is also interesting for those who are completely new to reiki and are considering of learning reiki. The Hayashi Reiki Manual: Japanese Healing Techniques from the Founder of the Western Reiki System consists of the story of Dr Chujiro Hayashi, who was one of the trusted students of Mr Mikao Usui, the founder of reiki.

Mrs Chiyoko Yamaguchi, co-author of this book, was one of Dr Hayashi’s students when she was young, and after she learned reiki, she treated all her children and family members, friends and neighbors. Mr Tadao Yamaguchi now teaches the technique which he learned from his late mother.

This book is full of photos of hand positions for treatments of different illnesses and are explained clearly how to treat different symptoms.

This is another must-read for practitioners and a must-have for anyone new to reiki and who wants to further their knowledge. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below. If you’d like me to review another book or product, please also leave a comment!

Title: The Hayashi Reiki Manual: Japanese Healing Techniques from the Founder of the Western Reiki System

Price: £16.99 from Amazon.co.uk

4 thoughts on ““The Hayashi Reiki Manual: Japanese Healing Techniques from the Founder of the Western Reiki System” – book review

  1. Great to know your reiki teacher Tadao Yamaguchi co-authored this book. I would expect the book to be written in great detail, since it has contributions from a great Reiki generation and give some sense of its history. I do have some questions,

    Does it teach the practitioner, how to diagnose the patient?

    Any methods shown to improve blood circulation?

    • Hi Dishan

      Thank you for your comments and questions. About diagnosis, in many countries only physicians are permitted to give diagnosis, so reiki practitioners should be careful about offering diagnosis. In Japanese reiki, the important thing is to be able to detect “byosen”, which Frank Arjava Petter describes as “tension” which you can feel in your hands as warmth, heat or tingling sensation. From there your hands can find the part of the body where it is lacking energy.

      For blood circulation method (ketsueki koukan ho), there are details step by step descriptions of how to do it with color photos.

      Are you a practitioner yourself

  2. I am a great fan of the Japanese people. If there is one country that I have to visit before my time on Earth is over, it’s Japan. The old Japan interest me more than modern Japan. The culture of earlier times just fascinates me. The music, the homes, the dress, the food, the philosophy. I could go on and on.
    I was once very interested in Reiki. Saw it as a form of massage , but with our clothes on. Actually bought a book many years ago, but for some reason my passion cooled.
    The book you are promoting on your webpage looks really interesting and I am considering buying a copy. Want to refresh my knowledge on the subject.

    • Hi Roy, thank you for your comment! I’m happy to hear that you’re interested in Reiki and that you already have a book. When you visit Japan one day, I do hope you’ll spend some time in Kyoto and surrounding areas, and savor the “old Japan”! 

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