Reiki and anxiety reduction
I know, from working with hundreds of clients, that reiki helps with physical and emotional issues, including anxiety, and as a healing modality it is being recognised more and more by formal medical institutions as a great therapy to complement traditional medicine.
There is a mountain of research, primarily in US hospitals, about the benefits of reiki in a clinical setting.
Hartford Hospital in Connecticut carried out research, under Dr Molly Punzo, MD, into using Reiki to reduce anxiety and pain across a number of departments including Cardiology, Orthopedic, Oncology, and Palliative Care units, as well as in the outpatient Cancer Centre. During the pilot phase, outcome measurements were obtained from patients rating their anxiety and pain pre and post Reiki sessions.
The Quality Management Department analysed the results which showed a statistically significant decrease in anxiety and pain regardless of the specialty area.
The research indicates that Reiki:
This is just one example of where Reiki is beginning to gain acceptance as a meaningful and cost-effective way to improve patient care.
Hospitals are undergoing major changes. They are experiencing a need to reduce costs and at the same time improve patient care. Under the old medical model based on expensive medication and technology this posed an unsolvable dilemma. Not so with Reiki and other complementary modalities.
Reiki is therefore a very good way to improve care while cutting costs and improving patient care.
Its calming, gentle and totally supportive of your healing needs physical, mentally and emotionally. It also works well with combined with other therapies such as massage and hypnotherapy. With no contraindications, it really is a therapy for all.