In Japanese, the word Byosen means “disease line”. Byosen Scanning is a way for me to detect problem areas on my clients. I simply move my hands a few inches over the clients body and scan the body from head to toe. Based on the energy I can tell which areas may need additional Reiki. In its simplest form, the practice of Byosen Scanning is using the hands like a metal detector… but instead of searching for lost gold I am searching for energy imbalances on my clients. I usually perform this each time on my client before the session begins to seek problem areas. This can take anywhere from 5-15 minutes.