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Usui Sensei is said to have given his students a basic handbook / guide to treating various medical conditions. So too did Hayashi Sensei.

Yet, for many years it was commonly suggested that, for Hawayo Takata, Reiki was a purely oral tradition.

In numerous books and on even more numerous web sites, we hear how Takata-sensei refused to let students take notes - or make recordings, during her Reiki classes; and also, how she never provided manuals or even handouts for her students.   

However, while there may indeed be said to be some truth in this, it seems that, as with many of the stories about Reiki, this is not the whole of the truth...

For example, we know that on some occasions, Takata-sensei did indeed permit recordings to be made. She allowed John Harvey Gray to keep recordings he made (one of which - a recording of part of a level 2 class, I, and many other people, have a copy of)

And while it is certainly true that, in a great many classes over the years, Takata-sensei did not permit note-taking we now know that this was not an absolute rule.

For example, in an interview with Takata-sensei in the book "We Are All Healers", a
t one point Takata-sensei mentions: 'I like teaching in groups of 10 to 12 because there's more competition,'.... 'and they can compare notes.' 

And in 2009 in the summer edition of Reiki News magazine, an article discussed a woman named Alice Picking who had attended a Level 1 class with Takata-sensei in 1975. In the article it mentioned how Takata-sensei had permitted course attendees to take notes; and more importantly, how she had also provided them with instructional handouts...

And then there is the 'treatment guide' presented here.

Some time ago I was 'gifted' a well-worn and quite heavily discoloured mimeographed copy of a three-page handout said to have been provided by Takata-sensei during one of her 'Introductory Level' courses in the mid Seventies. (This particular handout is somewhat different from the one received by Alice Picking)

However, as the person I received the handout from had in turn received it from a third party, I had no way of knowing for sure if this handout was indeed 'the genuine article'  So, I simply filed it away with the many other snippets of interesting Reiki-related history I have been fortunate enough to acquire over the years; and, well - as they say:  "Out of sight, out of mind"...

Until ...

Just recently, another copy of the same handout surfaced in a collection containing other Reiki-related materials including handwritten material from Takata-sensei herself

A fact which, I feel, greatly increases the likelihood of my own mimeographed copy of the handout being something actually provided by Takata-sensei rather than something created by one of her students.

And so, I believe I can now confidently present it here as indeed being a  genuine Takata 'Reiki Treatment Guide'


A Takata 'Reiki Treatment Guide'

Takata Treatment Handout 1Takata Treatment Handout 2Takata Treatment Handout 3

In the handout there is frequent reference to a series of hand positions identified simply as numbers (#) 1, 2, 3, and 4.

These numbers identify the four primary front-of-body treatment positions which form part of what Takata-sensei referred to as the 'Foundation Treatment":

Hand positions #1, 2, 3, 4.

(These four positions can be said to link the art of Reiki back to the very core of traditional Japanese 'hara'-based therapy practice. But more on that in another article)


A PDF version of this document can be
downloaded HERE ( Item no 61 on list)

The Handout:
(Re-typed, with minor typo's corrected)


Always treat basic #1, 2, 3, 4, and kidneys.


Hair - Falling hair - Treat #1, 2, 3, 4, Kidney long time then head.

Headache - Treat eyes, side and back of head, ear, gall bladder and liver.

Migraine - Women - Treat #1, 2, 3, 4, and 4 (Ovaries) longer. Also check sinus, All of head. No ovaries, treat gall bladder, Thyroid.

Migraine - Man - Treat #1, 2, 3, 4, then prostate. Also check sinus, Treat all of head. No prostate, treat gall bladder, Thyroid.


Cataract - Glaucoma Etc. Treat #1, 2, 3, 4, Kidney, Eyes hour.

Almost blind - Treat #1, (Pancreas) long time, then #2, 3, 4, treat eyes for hour

Squint or Cross Eye - Exercise - Look to left top corner till eyes get tired, then straight ahead and close eyes. Next right top, lower left, lower right. Do that five times each. Treat eyes hour.

Dizzy - Out of balance Put hand on both side of head, one inch above an one inch forward of ear. (Pituitary) Also for growth.


Anything - Buzzing, Ringing, Draining. Treat chest (Upper) two side Blood pressure point, all of head. Treat ear hour.

Upper - Apply fingers over eyes and at the same time on forehead. Also treat side of head by ear and back of head.

Lower - Apply hand on cheek, both side.

Bleeding – Pinch bridge of nose, tilt head slightly back, treat back of neck at base of skull.

Broken blood vessel – Put ice in towel and hold in back of neck. Same time treat bridge of nose.

Plugged nose - Treat nose and chest.

Hay Fever - Treat two side of chest, throat, nose and eyes. 


Tongue - Cold sore, burn or anything in mouth. Treat sole of feet.

Lip – Blister, sore, dry lip, rash around mouth. Treat mouth and stomach (Acid)

Stutter - Treat #1, 2, 3, 4, throat, head,mouth and sole of feet.

Tooth Ache - Pain - Apply hand on affected area.

Tooth ExtractionBleeding – Try treating gum. If it doesn't stop, treat Pancreas. Person could be Diabetic.

Mumps - Woman - Treat #1, 2, 3, 4, and ovary. Treat neck to take away pain.

Man - Treat #1, 2, 3, 4, and testes. Treat neck to take away pain.

Thyroid - Lump - Treat #1, 2, 3, 4, Kidney, Thyroid, head and heart.

High Blood Pressure - Treat side of neck below ear hour.

Low Blood Pressure - Treat same as above. Then treat down both legs.

Voice box - Treat voice box.


Pneumonia – treat #1, 2, 3, 4, Kidney, Heart area, Left chest. Treat back by right shoulder blade. Do not turn sick person.

Asthma - Treat #1, 2, 3, 4, Kidney, Heart area, Whole chest, side of ribs, all of back.

Breast - Tumor or lump - Treat #1, 2, 3, 4, Ovaries hour and breast hour.

Engorgement - Treat #1, 2, 3, 4, Thyroid, brain and breast hour.

Heart - pain – Treat #1 long time then #2, 3, 4, then heart. Never at heart first. Could be gas trapped in chest cavity.

Stomach - Ulcer - Treat stomach. Cabbage juice for pain.

Gall Bladder - Treat gall bladder area (Right side below ribs) then treat right shoulder blade area.

Pancreas - Diabetic - Treat #1, 2, (Left side below ribs) then #3, 4.
Drink – String beans, watercress, cabbage, little water. Blender and drink.

Hernia - Pain - Treat #1, 2, 3, and #4 longer.

Uterus - Womb Cramp - Treat #1, 2, 3, and #4 longer. Five days before and five days during period.

Pregnant - Morning Sickness Treat #1 ( Stomach)

Epilepsy - Treat #1 long time then #2, 3, 4, Chest, all of head and back.

Hiccup - To treat make person lay down and put arms straight above head and treat #1 till hiccup goes away.

Bed WettingUrinate - treat #1, 2, 3, and #4 longer. (Bladder) Treat Kidney.
Exercise Urinate – Urinate, stop, hold a while, Urinate, a little. Repeat 3 times then let it all out.

Leukemia - Treat #1, 2, 3, 4, Go back liver area (Below right ribs) and treat spleen.

Arthritis - Gout - Treat #1, 2, 3, 4, Kidney   [hour]* or more. Then site last.

Water Knee - Treat #1, 2, 3, 4, Kidneys then knees.

Sweat - Hand - Treat #1, 2, 3, 4, and kidneys good.


Back ache - Treat #1, 2, 3, 4, Long time. Then treat back and Kidneys.

Nervous Break Down - Treat whole body, Head. Then left shoulder blade area. All of back down to Kidneys.

Kidneys - Urinate often - Treat #1, 2, 3, 4, and bladder longer. Treat Kidneys hour.

Prostate - Treat #1, 2, 3, 4, and apply hand over tail bone area.

Hemorrhoid - Man or Woman - Treat #1, 2, 3, 4, Then put fingers on rectum hour or more.

Whip Lash - Treat #1, 2. 3, 4, Neck and complete head. Back. Treat adrenal for shock.

Broken Neck - Treat whole body and head.

Burns - Regular - Apply hand on burn.

Skin Peeling - Keep hand inches or more above burn.

Bite Insect - Apply hand on bite for 15 to 20 minutes.

Skin Disease - Treat stomach, Kidneys and effected area.

Breath - Bad Breath - Treat stomach.

Mole - Treat mole with finger.

Wart - Treat wart with finger.

Shock - Treat adrenal gland right above kidneys hour or more.

Stroke - Do not treat before 21 days to a month. After that treat whole body. Limbs and joint on affected side.

Lock Jaw – Treat #1, 2, 3, 4, till person can release gas. When jaw opens treat jaw to take away pain.

The word 'hour' does not appear in the original handout at this point. Though based on time-periods suggested in the treatment of several of the other conditions, it seems to fit.






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