Thank You for Your Service – Promoting Security and Peace, Home and Abroad.
United States Military Offering Integrative Therapies as Adjunctive (Supportive) Therapies for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. (PTSD.)
Reiki has been offered at U.S. Military Bases and Hospitals as far back as 2005 through Integrative Therapy programs including at:
- Fort Bliss
- Fort Hood
- Walter Reed Hospital
Use of Complementary Therapies and the Military – more information can be found at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Center for Integrative Health (NCCIH.) Integrative healthcare (IH) combine conventional therapies with supportive complementary therapies that have been studied and known to be safe and at least minimally effective and do no harm. The goal of IH is to provide ‘best outcomes’ and higher patient satisfactions. Studies have looked at safety and efficacy of a variety IH therapies for:
- Relief of pain (improved comfort)
- Relief of tension (emotional and physical)
- Relief of anxiety (increased calm)
- Improved sleep
- Adjunctive treatment of PTSD
- Adjunctive treatment of TBI
Note: A referral from your physician is recommended prior to seeking integrative therapies for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD.) Screening by a healthcare professional is recommended prior to referring to complementary therapies that may create deep relaxation (Eg. Hypnosis, Meditation, Reiki and Yoga.)
Professional Screening for Trauma – Recent study concludes that “clinical implications suggest that patients should be screened and treated for trauma-like symptoms including intrusive thoughts linked to anxiety and depression before referral to complementary programs that offer meditative or relaxation interventions.” Ask Your Doctor Before Seeking Complementary Therapies such as Hypnosis, Meditation, Reiki and Yoga.
Veterans, Thank You for Your Service!
We would like to ‘Give Back’ and offer you reiki for relaxation, stress and pain relief throughout the month of November with the following programs –
DISCOUNTED Reiki Sessions and Reiki Training for Relaxation – offered through Dreamtime Wellness™ throughout the month of November for Veterans, Police, Fire Men and Women. (*)
- FREE Half- REIKI Sessions at Dreamtime Wellness ™ to the first 3 callers. * 978-283-4258
- Brief Reiki Sessions $10.00 * throughout the month of November * offered at a variety of locations by experienced providers; coordinated by a registered nurse.
- Monthly Reiki Clinic – Wed. November 16th at the Danvers Lahey Outpatient Center. Provided by me, Nancy Earabino LPN, Reiki Master Teacher/Shihan, and volunteer Jean Walsh, RN, Reiki Master. $20.00. Register in Advance – 978-304- 8601.
- Reiki for Seniors at Rose Baker Senior Center – Friday. November 18th. FREE to Veterans, offered by me and Advanced Reiki Provider Suzanne Sweeney, (3rd Degree/ Okuden) Register in Advance – 978-281-9765
- ‘Community Reiki Share’ – Tuesday. December 6th. Reiki Sessions offered between 6:00 – 8:00 pm.$20.00 Suggested Donation ($10.00 Suggested Donation for Seniors, Veterans *, and Cancer Patients.) At the Manchester Community Center. 40 Beach Street. Manchester-by-the-Sea. Register in Advance – 978-283-4258 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREE informational lectures can be offered at your station or American Legion. Reiki Training available for self-care, stress and pain relief. CEU’s offered for EMTS.
Contact us for further information and to register for a reiki session or training. Reiki Training for relaxation and self-care can be provided on-site for a minimum of 4 people in locations on Cape Ann and North of Boston. (Minimum 8 people for travel over 20 miles.)
Best in Health, Karen
Karen Pischke B.S.N., R.N., C.C.R.N. Alumnus. Certified Hypnotherapist, Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Usui Reiki Teacher/Komyo Shihan. Owner/Founder of Dreamtime Wellness LLC. Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind and Spirit www.DreamtimeWellness.com. Find us on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dreamtime-Wellness-/348619611849199
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Sources and More Information –
- Efficacy of selected complementary and alternative medicine interventions for chronic pain. Gabriel Tan, et al. Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development. Volume 44, Number 2, 2007 Pages 195–222
- Fort Bliss Bugle
- National Institutes of Health/National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
- US Department of Veterans Affairs
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