Reiki in Hospitals

Reiki and other holistic complementary therapies are being recognized as real alternatives in hospitals and other medical centers. Some have their own Reiki trained doctors, nurses and staff, while others such as Providence Medical Center, Compass Oncology, and OHSU oncology in Portland OR. rely on volunteer Reiki practitioners.

Reiki has been used in hospitals operating rooms since the 1990s and is gaining recognition as a viable method to speed post-op healing, reduce pain and nausea.  Chemotherapy patients can find relief from pain, nausea and the many worrisome and stressful thoughts that are common with a cancer diagnosis.

Reiki complements modern medical treatments by stimulating the body’s own natural healing process. Reiki utilizes the vital life force energy to the fuel the body/mind/spirit to heal itself that is beyond the expertise of doctors, pharmaceutical drugs and the practices of modern medicine.

Click on the link below from the Center for Reiki Research for a list and description of Reiki services in hospitals and clinics.

 

Hospital List

 

This link is to John Hopkins Hopkins Medicine Integrated Medicine page:
http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/integrative_medicine_digestive_center/services/reiki.html

This is an article on the benefits of Reiki in Cancer Treatment Centers:
http://nwreikiassociation.org/uploads/Pages_from_Compass_Oncology.pdf

An in-depth article on Reiki in Hospitals:
http://www.reiki.org/reikinews/reiki_in_hospitals.html#8

Metro Health Medical Center Nurses Provide Reiki
http://blog.cleveland.com/health/2009/03/an_alternative_to_conventional.html