Reiki Healing

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing.

It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force

energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low,

then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being

happy and healthy.

Read more about the history of Reiki.

Reiki in Hospitals

Reiki is used in major hospitals throughout Great Britain, the USA, Australia, New Zealand,

Malaysia and elsewhere. In 2007, over 800 hospitals in the USA were offering Reiki to their

patients. (Source – American Hospitals Association, 2007.)

Reiki is a serious therapy, proven to work (with scientific evidence publicly available), and available
in hospitals alongside conventional allopathic medicine.

In the UK

​In the UK and around the world, the benefits of Reiki are beginning to be recognised by the community. As a result of this Reiki is now being used, mainly on a voluntary basis, in a wide variety of settings in the UK including many parts of the National Health Service. For example, at the University College Hospital in London both full-time and part-time practitioners have been employed to give Reiki to patients, particularly those with life threatening diseases. The UK Reiki Federation has a “Pioneers” group and this includes about 12 members who are working with Reiki in hospitals or hospices, mainly on a voluntary basis.

Some examples of Reiki in UK hospitals:

  • University College London Hospitals NHS, London:
    • Reiki treatments offered to patients with stress and mood disorder
    • Reiki treatments offered to complement conventional cancer treatments
    • Reiki treatments offered to complement the treatments of endometriosis
  • Southampton University Hospitals NHS, Southampton:
    • Reiki treatments offered to palliative care cancer patients (day care)
  • Aintree University Hospitals NHS, Liverpool:
    • Reiki treatments offered by elderly medicine services
  • Wallace Cancer Care (works with Addenbrooke’s Hospital-Cambridge University Hospitals NHS), Cambridge:
    • Reiki treatments offered to complement conventional cancer treatments
  • South Tees Hospitals NHS, Middlesbrough:
    • Reiki treatments offered to complement conventional cancer treatments
  • Newham University Hospital NHS, London:
    • Project to offer complementary therapies including Reiki treatments to the staff and later to the patients (UKRF newsletter Feb/March 2006, p. 7)
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

Other examples of places where Reiki is used:

  • St Teresa’s Hospice, Darlington
  • The Haven Breast Cancer Support Centres in Leeds and London
  • NHS Hospitals including Maternity Units, Cancer Wards/Clinics /Centres and Support Groups
  • Penny Brohn Cancer Care, Bristol
  • Hospices
  • Carers Associations
  • NHS Occupational Health Departments
  • Physiotherapy Units
  • NHS Medical Centres
  • NHS Mental Health Units/Psychotherapy Clinics
  • Special Needs – learning & behavioural difficulties and mental health
  • Medical & Paramedical (many members of the UK Reiki Federation are also practising doctors)
  • Social Services Day Care Centres
  • Drug & Alcohol Abuse/Addiction Programmes + Substance Abusers & Families Support Networks
  • GP & Dental Practices
  • Residential Care and Nursing Homes
  • Local Council Health and Harmony Events treating post natal mothers, Asian Elders, and others
  • Brain Injury rehabilitation centres
  • HIV/AIDS organisations’ holistic health and healing centres

(Source of above information – Doreen Sawyer, Secretary, UK Reiki Federation. I am most grateful to Doreen for permission to use this information here. See their website for further information about the UK Reiki Federation).

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