In this article I hope to give you a better understanding of what Medical Reiki is.
What is Medical Reiki?
Medical Reiki is simply Reiki that is used in hospitals and other medical facilities to help patients. Hospitals such as Sloan Kettering, Tucson Medical, GW University, Yale, and Beth Israel have all opened their arms to Reiki. Columbia Presbytarian is best known for integrating Reiki into their hospital through the efforts of Dr.Memet Oz. Dr. Oz had a healer named Julie Motz in his operating room back in 1995.
Who Can Administer Medical Reiki?
As non-medical personal, the patient must request me to come in privately to do the session. Sometimes clients come to me for a Reiki Session before they go for surgery. Places like Sloan Kettering have approved practitioners who can be called by their patients.
I’ve trained many nurses who’ve reported success when they’ve used Reiki. One student reported using it in the OR to help stabilize a patient’s blood pressure when all else failed. Often two nurses/Reiki pracititioners will be in the OR specifically working on the patient during surgery.
Exactly how has Medical Reiki been used?
I’ve given Reiki to many patients in hospitals. It’s often not possible to administer Reiki the way I would on my office massage table. The biggest challenge is getting to the patient in the hospital bed. Even if I can’t treat the way I would in my office, Reiki with it’s properties of finding where it needs to go does the job in this setting.
Patients who’ve had Reiki sessions report less anxiety, pain, improved heart rate, blood pressure and tend to sleep better leading faster recovery.
After Reiki treatment, hospital patients commonly have less distress (less anxiety and pain) and improved heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, and heart rate variability, as evidenced in various small studies. Anecdotally, hospital patients tend to sleep better and show improved digestive function. One study done by Yale showed how Reiki helped heart attack patients: http://www.onlinejacc.org/content/56/12/995.full
Trademarking Medical Reiki
Medical Reiki cannot be trademarked. Pamela Miles had been collaborating in conventional medicine and using the term Medical Reiki since the 1990s. According to Ms. Miles “I did not trademark the term because I want to educate and empower, not build an empire. The government rightly denied a recent attempt to register a trademark on Medical Reiki (now youknow).” ://reikiinmedicine.org/communicating-reiki/medical-reiki/
There are some practitioners who offer a Medical Reiki training and certification but this is of their own creation according to what Ms. Miles talks about above.
I hope after reading this article you have a better idea about Medical Reiki and how it might benefit you or a loved one.