This item is from the Millennium Edition of the alt.healing.reiki FAQ, by Scott Maxfield (v2.001).
The views expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the author or of the posters to the newsgroup alt.healing.reiki
No guarantee or warranty is expressed or implied in any form and no liability is accepted for any harm arising from use or misuse of this information. In medical matters always seek the advice of a qualified medical practitioner.
Purportedly Reiki can help alleviate suffering whether it be of a physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, &c. nature. This is to say, Reiki can heal you. However, this statement does not constitute a guarantee or a promise that you will be relieved of any ailment whatsoever with either a single or multiple Reiki treatments. The nature of Reiki is such that it could have no obvious effects upon you whatsoever.
An underlying principle of Reiki is that it can do no harm and cannot be used for any nefarious purpose.