Reiki Energy International Health Fair Nov. 2 at Tebala Shrine Center

  • Vendors sought now for November event

By Richard S. Gubbe

Reiki Energy International (REI) will host its third annual REI Health Fair & Expo at the Tebala Shrine Center in Rockford from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 2.

The REI Health Fair and Expo is free to the public and will feature heath-related vendors showcasing services and products. The fair will include the latest information from local and national businesses and is designed to build a more health-conscious community. The event will be held in a 7,500-square-foot conference facility while free symposiums and lectures will be conducted in a separate meeting room throughout the day.

There will be 60 to 65 vendors for the event.

There are three title sponsors — The Rock River Times, WNIU-WNIJ Radio in Rockford and DeKalb, and Choices Natural Market of Rockford. Numerous vendors and speakers already have been secured. Booth prices are $60 for businesses during the early sign-up period. Deadline for early sign-ups is Sept.1. To apply as a vendor, send an e-mail to for an application.

Food will be served by the Tebala Shrine Center staff, and there is ample parking at the facility at 7910 Newburg Road.

The REI Health Fair operates entirely with volunteers who will work the event as well as giving Reiki energy healing demonstrations. Raffle tickets for drawings throughout the day will be given at the door. This event would provide a platform for clinical and complementary medicine available in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.

REI is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, including the distribution of energy healing services to individuals and organizations.

The organization’s primary goal is to encourage greater awareness of Reiki energy work throughout the area. REI membership is open to documented Reiki providers throughout the world. REI also serves as a certification agent for Reiki degrees and lineages.

REI was certified in July 2009 as exempt under section 509 (a) (2) Public Charity status of the Internal Revenue Code. Current members include Reiki Masters and Reiki practitioners in the northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin areas as well as from other areas in the United States and internationally. Prospective members must hold a Reiki certificate and be able to demonstrate their ability and knowledge at each degree held.

The group also takes part in “Reiki Shares” at Rock Valley College Wednesdays at the Bell Campus from 6 until 8:30 p.m. during the spring, summer and fall semesters.

For more about REI and Reiki visit, or

Reiki is the Tibetan form of hands-on energy healing that is used clinically around the world to accelerate the body’s healing process.

Many hospitals, including SwedishAmerican Hospital in Rockford, offer Reiki treatments for both inpatient and outpatient use. More than 200 hospitals and cancer treatment centers utilize Reiki in the CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) field.

Reiki provides positive energy to manage stress, tension and fatigue, and stimulates the natural healing of acute and chronic ailments. Reiki also has been proven in scientific studies to speed recovery after surgery or a traumatic injury. Reiki also replenishes and supports caregivers and promotes self-healing and personal growth.

For more clinical information about Reiki, see and use Reiki as a keyword search.

From the April 2-8, 2014 issue

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