Dear Mr. Rand: In 1978, I had a very bad accident at work, which resulted in many problems in my back, stretched muscles, herniated discs, arthritis, pinched nerves, and more. I spent a lot of time at chiropractors, Drs. pain pills, and the like. In 1992, I slipped and fell on a patch of ice as I was leaving work, a different job in an office as I could not do any physically demanding job for all these years. More herniations, pain a broken arm and another trauma to contend with. I spent nearly 2 years in bed, depressed, many pills to numb the pain, and was quite a mess. Then I went to a high school reunion, as my friend urged me to, and she helped me have the strength to go. She told me about taking Reiki, and explained what it was. Desperate to be helped without pills, we both took the class and I could not believe the difference! It was like a miracle. My strength got better, my depression lifted, and positive energy began, letting go of the negative feeling I had for so long! I am not fully healed, but can walk, even swim a bit, take an arthritis aqua class, WALK A TREADMILL, (WHICH IS A MIRACLE), 15 to 20 minutes a day, I also do not eat much red meat, I cannot believe the difference! A miracle indeed. I have Reiki II and practice on self and others and everyone I touch feels so wonderful and transformed by it. I cannot speak enough of this great art. It will always be a great part of my life. I will be taking more in the future.