Reiki in Hospitals and other Medical Settings
Reiki and complementary therapies have been benefiting patients, caregivers, and hospitals at an increasing rate over the past decade.
Hospitals across the United States are responding to patient demand and integrating complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) services with the conventional services they normally provide, according to the results of a survey released by Health Forum, a subsidiary of the American Hospital Association (AHA) and Samueli Institute, a non-profit research organization that investigates healing-oriented practices.
The survey shows that more than 42 percent of responding hospitals indicated they offer one or more CAM therapies, up from 37 percent in 2007.
“The rise of complementary and alternative medicine reflects the continued effort on the part of hospitals and caregivers to broaden the vital services they provide to patients and communities,” said Nancy Foster, vice president for quality and patient safety at the AHA. “Hospitals have long known that what they do to treat and heal involves more than just medications and procedures. It is about using all of the art and science of medicine to restore the patient as fully as possible.”
And in Canada, complementary and alternative therapies are used by nearly 70% of the populace for wellness and as a complement to their medical care.
According to the 2010 Complementary and Alternative Medicine Survey of US hospitals, 85 percent of responding hospitals indicated patient demand as the primary rationale in offering CAM services and 70 percent of survey respondents stated clinical effectiveness as their top reason.
Ask your doctor about Reiki for your health and wellness. Reiki complements all other healing modalities.
Full List Of Hospitals That Use Reiki In The US
The University of Maryland Medical Center
The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Ohio is a center that will offer reiki treatments to patients as integrative medicine. They also offer Reiki sessions to heart patients and as complementary therapies to conventional cancer treatment. The staff of the center for integrative medicine for one reiki practitioner.
The Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts offer a Reiki treatment in their cancer center as a complement to conventional treatment. Reiki sessions are offered to nurses and the practice of Reiki is mentioned in a cancer handbook for coping with pain. Peri-operative nurses will share information about Reiki with their colleagues when discussing complementary therapies and Reiki is studied where men’s health, particularly prostate cancer, is concerned.
Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland offer Reiki as part of a wider program of complementary therapies and the practice is featured in the education of nurses at the school of nursing.
Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston Massachusetts provides information on Reiki as a continued part of the nurses’ education.
The Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York, New York offer Reiki treatments to children as part of a wider selection of alternative therapies alongside traditional cancer treatments.
Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut offers alternative therapies including Reiki to both heart patients and their families. These are also offered to cardiology patients as complementary care as well as to cancer survivors. The hospital also makes a point of recruiting Reiki practitioners.
Harvard University, Harvard Medical School Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts – Reiki therapies are offered at the Harvard cancer center by highly qualified Reiki practitioners such as David Rosenthal MD. Reiki treatments are also on offer to everyone from the university health services. The hospital recommends Reiki as a best practice for insurance purposes. Other alternative therapies are offered and a detailed hypothesis is available that mentions the benefits of therapies including Reiki.
Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York provide alternative therapies including Reiki for patients who have been referred by the surgical department. The treatments are also available to cardiothoracic surgery patients and Reiki services are offered to employees as part of dedicated well being days.
New York University Medical center offers Reiki treatments to young people and children with a blood disorder to cancer and are also offered to pediatric patients in ambulatory care. Patients with certain disabilities, notably women and those with multiple sclerosis may be able to work with Reiki practitioners at this hospital.
Concord Hospital in Concord, New Hampshire provide Reiki therapy to patients who require end of life care.
Cooper University Hospital have the Copper Cancer Institute in Voorhees, New Jersey where Reiki treatments are given as a complementary therapy to conventional cancer treatment.
Lowell General Hospital in Lowell Massachusetts provide Reiki treatment alongside cancer treatments.
St Joseph Hospital in Nashua, New Hampshire is part of the university health network that provides Reiki treatments to patients undergoing conventional cancer treatment.
The Washington Hospital Center in Washington DC also gives Reiki therapies as a complementary therapy for cancer patients.
York Hospital in York, Maine allows patients time with a Reiki practitioner both before and after surgery.
St Mary’s Hospital in Amsterdam, New York has a number of Reiki treatments at their center for alternative and complementary therapies.
The Geoge Washington University Medical Center provides Reiki treatments alongside a traditional medicine program.
In San Francisco, the California Pacific Medical Center offers two types of Reiki service including bodywork and clinical massage.
The Children’s Hospital Boston in Boston, Massachusetts gives child patients Reiki treatments as part of integrative medicine and therapy.
Reiki treatments are offered to those attending the Saint Agnes Medical Center in Fresno, California.
The Hawaii Pacific Health Wilcox Memorial Hospital in Lihue, Hawaii offers complementary therapies including Reiki as part of their patient support services.
The Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut provides a number of Reiki options for patients in all aspects of health care.
The Stamford Hospital in Stamford, Connecticut delivers a choice of treatments including Reiki to all of its patients.
In Connecticut, the Windham Hospital in Willimantic provides integrative health care services which include alternative treatment including Reiki.
The Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, New Jersey offer a selection of complementary therapies including relaxation, healing, and massage; Reiki treatments are included in this.
Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster, Maryland offers a range of complementary health care treatments to all patients including Reiki.
The South San Diego Veterinary Hospital is one of the few animal medical centers to give Reiki in hospitals for animals in their unique approach to pet care.