Dear William: Before I attuned my mother, she said she was reluctant to ask my wife or myself for Reiki treatments as she knew how busy we were. And she didn't want to go to the homeopath more than once a month because of the cost. At 74 she leads an active life, but her aching joints and bones made her feel tired and depressed. After the attunement she did self-Reiki every day and whenever she had aches and pains and she says Reiki has just taken away that sense of powerlessness that she used to feel. I attuned my children aged eight and 10 and it's calmed them down and allowed them to take more charge of their health. Reiki continues to surprise me as I develop with it.