Did you know that Reiki in Hospitals has been used for over two decades?
Reiki in hospitals has been used for many years probably mostly by patients requesting practitioners to come in and give them sessions. The noted heart surgeon, Dr. Memet Oz was probably the first to have Reiki performed in his operating room back in 1995. Reiki has come a long way since then and is used in many hospitals including:
- Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
- NY-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia
- Yale New Haven Hospital
- Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center
- Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
- Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System
- George Washington University Hospital
- D. Anderson Cancer Center
- California Pacific Medical Center
- Portsmith Regional Hospital
Did you know Dr. Oz has been using Reiki?
Mehmet Oz, M.D., Professor and Vice Chairman of Surgery at Columbia University in New York City, Director of the Cardiovascular Institute, and Founder and Director for the Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital.is one of the highest profile advocates of Reiki. He has used Reiki and Therapeutic Touch therapists in his cardiovascular surgeries for over two decades. Thanks to Dr. Oz America has learned about Reiki’s benefits on his television show.
How Popular is Reiki in Hospitals?
Reiki is currently one of the top three complementary therapies in U. S. hospitals according to an AHA survey. “More and more, patients are requesting care beyond what most consider to be traditional health services, and hospitals are responding to the needs of the communities they serve by offering these therapies,” according to researcher Sita Ananth of Health Forum, an affiliate of the American Hospital Association (AHA). “And hospitals are responding to the needs of the communities they serve by offering these therapies.”
Why is Reiki Used in Hospitals?
Reiki in hospitals has grown in popularity because patients love it!
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center not only offers Reiki to patients it teaches it to medical staff, patients and the general public. “Patients love it,” says Simone Zappa, RN and administrator for the Integrative Medicine Department at Memorial Sloan-Kettering. “And they love it because it works. According to an International Associaton of Reiki Provessionals (IARP) study of “America’s Best Hospitals”, 60% of them had formal or informal Reiki programs in place. All of these hospitals felt that Reiki was somewhat beneficial for patients and over 60% felt it to be highly beneficial: https://iarp.org/reiki-clinical-setting/
Although many of my clients come to me before surgery ( http://reikinewyork.com/reiki-sessions/), I travel to perform Reiki on patients in hospitals both pre and post-surgery.
I hope this article has given you a good understanding of how Reiki is used in hospitals and how it might benefit you.