If you or someone you love is dealing with cancer, Reiki could help.
Whether you’re dealing with an initial diagnosis, preparing or recuperating from surgery, or coping with the side effects and slow recovery that is often a part of chemotherapy and radiation, Reiki treatment supports your body’s healing.
If you’re the caregiver, helping a family member or friend with cancer, it’s hard to find time to care for yourself. Reiki treatment can give you a respite from your worries, replenish your energy, and help you regain perspective.
Many people receiving cancer care at Kootenai Medical Cancer Center and other Inland Northwest regional hospitals have come for Reiki sessions. Reiki consistently helps them cope with the challenges of both the illness and the treatment.
A number of hospitals in the U.S. use Reiki as part of their cancer care. Memorial-Sloan Kettering offers Reiki on cancer wards and in its cancer outpatient center. Dartmouth Hitchock Medical Center uses Reiki for patients receiving radiation, and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center provides Reiki for children with cancer and their families.
The American Cancer society acknowledges patients subjective reports that “Reiki speeds healing, increases physical and spiritual well-being, and reduces the intensity and frequency of nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy.” (Radiology Today, May 12, 2003)