Reiki and Medicine

The use of Reiki therapy in hospitals is on the increase. The general consensus on what the medical teams and patients are reporting about Reiki is very significant, namely that Reiki therapy is having very beneficial effects on the health of patients. Reiki is offered to patients in hospitals, community centers and at the leading cancer treatment facilities such as:

Sharp Memorial Hospital Inpatient Cancer Support Services, San Diego, California

Citrus Valley Medical Center Cancer Resource Center, Covina, California

Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York

Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts

Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut

M. D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

Duke Integrative Medicine, Durham, North Carolina

New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York

Columbia University Medical Center Campus, New York, New York

Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut

Reiki treats the "Whole Patient" with the aim being to support and encourage the body's natural mechanisms to recover from illness, by addressing the needs of the mind, body and spirit. Reiki treatment has no medical contraindications. It does not involve the use of any substance and the touch is non-manipulative. When necessary, as in the case of burns, Reiki can be offered with the hands hovering above the body. Reiki will not interfere with medical treatments, but will encourage the rebalancing of the patient's entire system, which may lighten side effects and increase tolerance to invasive procedures. Reiki can be combined with any complementary or alternative therapies such as acupuncture, chiropractic, or homeopathy. A Reiki treatment will enhance these therapies' effectiveness without creating interference.