Reiki does not directly eradicate physical symptoms, but frees the original causes of blockages, pain or disease. Reiki is not a substitute for medical treatment. It strengthens it. Complementary to any other form of therapy, Reiki turns out to be a wonderful way to free yourself from daily stress and thus regain your full capacities. The effectiveness of the method lies in part in the patient's acceptance of consciously and or unconsciously freeing himself from his hindrances.