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Benefits of Reiki & Meditation

for Hospitals

Reiki (Universal Life Force) is a holistic energy therapy most commonly facilitated by light touch, which is believed to balance the biofield and strengthen the body's ability to heal itself. This healing has been used primarily by individuals in a daily practice that helps energize, realign, and rebalance energy in the body. Today, however, Reiki is joining other complementary therapies in the conventional settings of hospitals, hospices, counseling centers, emergency rooms, intensive care units. Nurses, physical therapists, surgeons, midwives, anesthetists report that Reiki can help mange pain and promote healing. Counselors and caregivers treating those with illnesses find that Reiki gives patients an increased physical, emotional, and psychological ability to cope. Reiki can be used in a variety of settings to balance energy and create optimum conditions needed for healing and is a non- risk and low- cost therapy.

The following excerpt is from 'A Review of Reiki' ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES, MAR/APR 2003, VOL. 9, NO.2

"There are many hospitals which have programs that incorporate Reiki into the clinical setting. Program administrators, staff and patients report a number of benefits including reduced anxiety and lower use of pain medications, increased patient satisfaction for surgical patients, and decreased numbers of self-reported common gerontological complaints such as anxiety, loneliness, insomnia, and pain among older individuals living in the community. Reiki can easily fit within the harm reduction model and can be successfully used in self-treatment in combination with appropriate medical/psychiatric care by people with combined HIV and psychiatric diagnoses for emotional centering, pain management, and support in recovery readiness. Children with cancer and their families practice First degree Reiki on themselves and one another. Reiki is a supportive therapy for hospice and hospitals.

Reiki appears to be an effective stress reduction technique that easily integrates into conventional medicine because it involves neither the use of substances nor manipulative touch that might be contraindicated or carry unknown risks, and because the protocol for Reiki treatments is flexible, adopting to both the need of the patient and of the medical circumstances. Reiki can be used to support conventional medical interventions. In addition, when used on a conscious patient, the experience is relaxing and pleasant, increasing patient comfort, enhancing relationships with caregivers, and possibly reducing side effects of procedures and medications.

Staff report they enjoy giving Reiki treatments. Caregivers who routinely have to hurt patients in order administer needed medical care express gratitude for a tool that minimizes patient discomfort and quickly soothes distressed children. There is limited but promising preliminary research evidence for Reiki's use in pain management."


Meditation has many positive benefits. Ten minutes a day can enhance people whole life and help them to feel happier and more fulfilled.

MORE ENERGY - Calming the mind gives the body time to recharge its batteries. People may benefit by experiencing deeper, more restful sleep, increased energy and stamina, and by losing locked-in stress and physical tension.

BETTER CONCENTRATION - Meditation aims to replace the mind's jumble of ideas and thoughts with inner stillness.
As a result, people may find the mental agility sharper, the concentration clearer, and thoughts more focused.

PEACE OF MIND - Inner peace and serenity - the goal of all meditation - helps to reduce the effects of everyday stress, promotes calmness and gives a compassionate respect for all life. Meditation unites mind & body.

SELF-AWARENESS - Meditation often expands the awareness in heart and mind that will make people life
richer and more fulfilled.

Meditation helps people to become a whole person, put them in harmony with the universe and inspire them to find their own creativity and inner resources. It can unlock the doors of the understanding and provide valuable insight to oneself and others.

Although meditation is a very personal experience, a meditation class may give to some people the motivation they need to sit still in silence for a significant length of time and inspire them to stick and go deeper with their 'inner journey' around like-minded people.

Many studies have demonstrated the physical, emotional and psychological beneficial effects of meditation, which include:
Less heart disease
Lower cholesterol levels
Lower blood pressure levels
Reduce of anxiety
Reversal of arteriosclerosis (hardened arteries)
Reduce angina (chest pain) and chronic pain
Lower levels of stress hormones in the blood
Reduce depression
Help to resolve sleep problems
Increased confidence, awareness, creativity and general health