I began volunteering in hospitals in the 1990's when people had no idea what Reiki was and were inclined to file it under new age nonsense. Since then, I have watched the scientific community take notice of this non-invasive, gentle and extremely powerful healing modality. Reiki serves as a perfect companion to traditional disease fighting therapies, and should be used in combination with the best western medicine has to offer.
Patients with Cancer receiving chemotherapy, other infusions, radiation treatments or proton therapy can have a Reiki session before, during and/or after the treatments. In-patient hospital sessions are available in most major hospitals as well as in their out-patient clinics. Many people receiving Reiki along with their cancer fighting routines report: fewer headaches, less pain, decreased nausea, an increased sence of calm, more energy and improved sleep patterns.
According to University of Pennsylvania Medicine, "Reiki has no known medical contraindications; it is a safe and gentle practice. Sessions are completely non-invasive; there is no physical manipulation, nothing is ingested and nothing is applied to the skin."
There are several studies that link Reiki sessions with patient comfort and a decrease in the probable side effects to many kinds of cancer therapy. Most major hospitals, including UPenn Medicine, now offer Reiki services to their patients in chemotherapy, proton therapy and in a variety of other outpatient treatment centers. They also offer it to patients staying in the hospital in short term and long term care, and for patients that are in hospice. I have worked with hospitals, hospice facilities, and nursing homes in Pennsylvania, Chicago, Massachusetts, and New York, with patients in various stages of wellness.
I offer Reiki free of charge to patients recieving cancer treatments, call for an appointment