Reiki Ryohō – Reiki is a hands-on healing method/art that began in Japan 1922 through founder USUI Mikao Sensei. Reiki practice came to the West in 1970 through Hawayo Takata, a Japanese woman living in Hawaii. U.S. hospitals began offering Reiki in the mid 90’s. Reiki sessions have been offered before surgery, in cancer treatment and pain management centers and hospice settings as supportive care.
Ask Your Doctor – Talk to your doctor when incorporating reiki and other integrative therapies into your healthcare/
Preliminary study demonstrates reiki may be helpful as supportive care for stress and pain relief. Due to its ease of use, gentle nature and quick relaxation effect, reiki is offered in healthcare settings (eg. pre-surgical, oncology, hospice, etc.) for the purpose of relaxation, stress reduction and pain relief.
What to expect during a reiki session: Sessions are offered through light or non-touch. The recipient is fully clothed, either seated or lying. Those receiving reiki report a variety experiences with the most common feeling “very relaxed,” “more comfortable,” “calmer.”
The relaxation response that is created during a session offers a variety of potential benefits.
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Best in Health, Karen
Karen Pischke B.S.N., R.N., C.C.R.N. Alumnus. Author. Researcher. Certified Hypnotherapist, Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Usui Reiki Teacher/Komyo Shihan. RN/Reiki Provider at North Shore Medical Dental Center, Lahey Danvers Outpatient Center, and Tufts Medical Center. Owner/Founder of Dreamtime Wellness™ Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind and Spirit www.DreamtimeWellness.com. Find us on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dreamtime-Wellness-/348619611849199
~ Practicing Reiki in Healthcare Since 1999. Teaching Reiki Since 2000. ~
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Sources and More Information:
- Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. Effects of Reiki on pain and anxiety in the elderly diagnosed with dementia: a series of case reports. Meland, B. 2009 Jul-Aug;15(4):56-7.
- National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) – Reiki In Depth.