Bringing Reiki to the Hospital


Reiki has been shown to have cured illnesses and injuries from the common cold to serious, life-threatening situations such as cancer. Most clients experience a feeling of deep peace and relaxation at the very least. As a Master/Teacher, I have had clients who have been either cured or experienced a significant improvement in horseback riding injuries, emotional traumas, severe headaches, shoulder pain, depression, and severe anxiety.


A number of hospitals around the country, including some of the most well-known ones, have begun using Reiki. The well-known Dr. Mehmet Oz has had Reiki practitioners with him in the operating room during complicated heart surgeries. He has stated that none of the patients who were assisted with Reiki experienced a rejection of the transplanted heart. This is described more fully in an article entitled, “Reiki in Hospitals” on the web site of the International Center for Reiki Training (ICRT) in Southfield, Michigan(


Hospitals using Reiki have found that patients experience less pain, thus needing less pain medication; less anxiety; shortened time in the hospital and in the recovery room; and the ability to sleep better. These benefits have been well documented.


The following story was told to me by a prominent Reiki practitioner in New York City. She has worked to introduce Reiki into several hospitals. In addition to her regular work as a registered nurse, she performs Reiki at an HIV/AIDS establishment. I talked with her on the telephone and asked if it was difficult breaking new ground at these hospitals. She told me that in the beginning, the professional medical staff was not sure how Reiki would benefit patients. However, as time went on, the results began to be seen. The patients felt less anxious and required less pain medication. After a time, the nurses began to look forward to the arrival of the Reiki practitioners because it guaranteed that they would have a quiet afternoon.

Conditions have never been more favorable for introducing Reiki into traditional medical settings. I strongly urge Reiki practitioners to work with their local hospitals. This will enable Reiki to reach a much larger number of people and will spread its benefits exponentially.