similar to Tanden Chiryo Ho,
the Gedoku Chiryo Ho is a technique used to effect
detoxification/purification on various levels.
is also considered by some to assist in strengthening the connection
with / awareness of, ones 'higher self' - the spark of Divinity
technique can be incorporated into a general Reiki treatment,
or used as a stand-alone practice.
A formal version of the stand-alone application of Gedoku
Chiryo Ho is as follows:
your hands, palms down, on your thighs.
your eyes and 'hara-centre' yourself: focus your awareness in
your seika tanden
a few moments, simply 'be' - silently and restfully 'watching
the breath': loosely focussing on the natural rhythms of your
breathing. There is no interference with the natural process
- no seeking to consciously breathe - merely to be aware that
you are breathing effortlessly.
yourself 'see' and feel the Reiki pervading and permeating your
entire being - know that you are one with the phenomenon that
is Reiki - part of it.
in this awareness, perform gassho rei (the gassho
bow) and make a silent statement of intent - something to the
effect that you will now begin this treatment for the healing
and wellness of your client.
the client can be lying down for this treatment, it
will be generally far easier to administer if they are sitting
upright on a chair.
Positioning yourself to the client's left side*,
place your left hand on their tanden area, and place
your right hand on their lower back at about the same level
as the hand on their tanden.
of the Reiki flow beneath your hands. You may silently affirm
the desire that all toxins be - gently - cleared from
the Reiki flow. 'See' and feel the Reiki flow. Be in the
with it as long as you intuit is appropriate (this might
possibly be as long as 15 - 20 minutes**)
may wish to imagine / visualise the release of toxins from
within the client's system, flowing out to the surface of
their body and down along the surface of their legs and
feet into the ground***]
you recognise that enough has been achieved for the current
session, withdraw your hands from the client.
kansha - gratitude - for having been granted this opportunity
to assist your client to heal themself.
complete the procedure, perform gassho rei
can of course also self-treat with Gendoku
Chiryo Ho, though
some people have difficulty maintaining the right hand in place
on the lower back for the required length of time.
like to sit on the floor, either in seiza
posture, or cross-legged while performing Gedoku
Chiryo Ho, however, many prefer to sit on a chair at the
same level as the client. It is for each person to experiment
and decide what ever is most comfortable. Remember, the therapist's
comfort is as important as the clients - discomfort can distract
one from being a clear channel for the Reiki phenomenon.
If applied too 'vigourously', (or for that matter, for too great
a length of time) this technique can cause diarrhoea
and other cathartic responses symptomatic of acute detoxification.
The intent should be one of achieving a gradual, gentle detox,
without subjecting the client to such stressful side-effects.
Do not imagine / visualise the toxins travelling
down within the legs and feet - in practice, this can
occasionally lead to congestion in the limbs - always work with
the idea of the toxins moving out of the body and flowing
down the outside of the limbs