Resources for Reiki in Hospitals


A great article summarising the use of Reiki in hospitals, highlighting research results and containing interviews with medical practitioners, such as Dr. David Guillion, oncologist from Marin General who said “I feel we need to do whatever is in our power to help the patient. We provide state of the art medicine in our office, but healing is a multidimensional process”. Read the full article here

Download Robert Schiller is Assistant Professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He is also chairman of the Department of Family Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. He says “Reiki is safe and patients usually feel better after the first treatment”. When trained to self treat with Reiki, patients realise they have a crucial role in their own healing. He also says, “Physicians who use Reiki benefit from it in their own self care and make even the most conventionally oriented physician more effective and compassionate”. You can download the full article here.
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Reiki in Hospitals Project

Research into Reiki

Reiki is one of the leading safe energy healing modalities. It has shown to be an effective healing modality when used by itself and when integrated with other treatments. Reiki has been found to be effective in the treatment of stress and depression. It has consistently been shown to have a beneficial effect on the levels of well being experienced by Reiki practitioners.

Reiki has been offered in over 800 hospitals in the United States. Scientific research on Reiki in a hospital setting has shown that patients receiving Reiki as part of their treatment experience reduced stress, a decrease in the amount of pain medication required, improved sleep and appetite, and an accelerated healing process. It has also been reported to reduce many of the unwanted side effects of radiation and drugs. Given it’s success, it would be beneficial to expand the use of Reiki in hospitals.

The Centre for Reiki Research has stringent standards and reviews for the studies it will include in it’s research results. It’s reports showed Reiki to be effective in 83% percent of cases in treating conditions relating to anxiety, pain, stress and mood. This is a higher percentage than some pharmaceuticals that are approved for medicinal use.

Reiki is truly of benefit to both the practitioner and the receiver of Reiki.


Research into Reiki massage by Olivia Bernard, Director of Massage and Remedial Therapies at Atlantis Rising Healing Centre.

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