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That's a big can of worms, and I don't feel like opening it now, but I'm reserving space for it. Suffice it to say that Seichim is, as mentioned, a system of healing and is often found in conjunction with Reiki. For instance, I am a Reiki and Seichim Master, as was the person who attuned me to both.