We've long known the human body can heal itself.
“Everyone has a doctor in him or her; we just have to help it in its work. The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.” – Hippocrates
Being the curious species we are, we didn't leave things there. We poked and prodded for thousands of years and came up with some really cool stuff - we call it modern medicine. And it is amazing! We will continue to poke around and learn more neat stuff, because that's who we are and what we do. And it will be amazing!
As we delve deeper and deeper into the tiny organisms that collectively make a human body, as doctors become more specialized in their knowledge because there's just so darn much stuff to know, what happens to the whole? The whole person? The whole spirit? Anyone who's had a serious run-in with our medical system knows what happens.... it gets ignored. You lose your identity. Your illness or injury represents you.
"When you lose touch with inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself. When you lose touch with yourself, you lose yourself in the world. " Eckhart Tolle
There are many ways to regain your inner stillness, to regain your "wholeness" when the medical community is treating you like a collection of broken parts. Reiki is one of the best ways I know. Reiki taps into the natural healing forces inherent in each physical body. It helps you tap into that inner stillness. This healing force knows what to do, and like Hippocrates said - we just have to help it in its work.