Chiryo Ho and Hara Chiryo Ho are two different names
for the same technique: essentially a method of detoxification.
detoxification does not solely refer to the flushing of actual
physical substances from the being, but the removal of
psychological, emotional and spiritual 'toxins' as well.
de-tox technique can be incorporated into a general Reiki treatment,
or used as a stand-alone practice.
One formal version of the stand-alone application of Tanden
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.
to the client's left side, place your left hand on their tanden
area, and place your right hand on their forehead.
of the Reiki flow beneath your hands. You may silently affirm
the desire that all toxins be - gently - cleared from
technique you are not concerned so much with the precise
nature of the energetic sensations (i.e. hibiki
-feedback) received via the hands, as with the intensity
of sensation. Keep your hands in position, continue to monitor
the Reiki flow until you begin to sense an equilibrium - a
balancing of the flow between your hands. This may take only
a moment, or it may take several minutes.
can feel the same level of intensity of flow beneath each
of your hands, smoothly lift your right hand from the client's
forehead and bring it to rest on top of your left hand on
their tanden area.
to let the Reiki flow. 'See' and feel the Reiki flow. Be in
it as long as you intuit is appropriate (this might possibly
be as long as 20 minutes*)
will this treatment technique trigger the detoxification process,
but it will also help to recharge the tanden's vital
recognise that enough has been achieved for the current session,
withdraw your hands from the client's tanden area.
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 Tanden
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.