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Johrei "purification of the spirit" (浄霊, Jōrei), sometimes spelled jyorei, is a form of alternative medicine similar to Reiki.[1] It was by developed in Japan in the 1930s by Mokichi Okada.[2][unreliable source?][1]

Despite presenting itself as a form of alternative medicine, the Johrei Fellowship states "We do not prescribe, nor do we diagnose or treat physical illnesses"[1] and that their focus is on spiritual health and world peace instead of physical health.[3][clarification needed]

Practitioners claim to channel vitalist "energy" into patients by waving their hands over the patient's body.[1]

Johrei was introduced to America in 1953, and there are numerous Johrei centers throughout the United States and other countries.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c d Luke, Jesse (21 July 2017). "Johrei: The next energy healing craze?". Science Based Medicine. Retrieved 1 August 2017. 
  2. ^ "Jyorei — 'purification of the spirit'". 
  3. ^ Okada, Mokichi, ed. (1998b) [1965]. Fragments from the Teachings of Meishu-sama. Johrei Fellowship. p. 56. ISBN 9780962918346. 
  4. ^ "About us". Retrieved November 8, 2014.