Alternative Medicine Is Being Integrated Into The Mainstream - At one of the nation's top trauma hospitals, a nurse circles a patient's bed ... They are doing Reiki therapy. ... Alternative medicine has become mainstream. It is finding wider acceptance by doctors, insurers and hospitals like the shock trauma center at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Huffington Post 08 06 09
Mainstream Physicians Give Alternatives a Try - "integrative medicine": conventional medical care that incorporates strategies such as acupuncture, reiki and herbal remedies. ... ... "But if (alternatives) didn't work, why would we still be doing them thousands of years later?" Reed Shnider, preventive cardiologist. Washington Post 09 06 09
Energy Therapies — A Complementary Approach to Promote Well-Being
High school students questioning everything from "Why and in what ways is reiki being included in Western medicine?" Milford News The Cabinet 04 06 09
Reiki, aromatherapy, massage and acupuncture treatments offered in Windber Medical Center’s Institute of Integrative Medicine are offered to enhance modern medical care. The Tribune-Democrat 10 06 09
Cancer survivors celebrate ... sessions include Reiki. Great Falls Tribune 02 06 0 9
The client thoroughly enjoyed his Reiki. Daily Herald 01 06 09
Reiki focuses on channeling energy through practitioner and
client. The Wilmington Star-News - May 28
Holistic health is focus of cancer conference - "The upcoming event highlights the use of conventional and alternative medicines in cancer treatment, featuring presentations by medical experts and holistic practitioners about the importance of the health of body, mind and soul." [including Reiki].
Poughkeepsie Journal 5 Apr 09
"For example, Reiki, qigong, and homeopathy are based on postulated energetic principles that have not been verified by Western science. Nevertheless,
outcomes studies suggest that some energy healing modalities may have beneficial effects on physical and mental
health." 01 July 2008 Psychiatric Times. Vol. 25 No. 8 FUTURE OF PSYCHIATRY Nonconventional Modalities James Lake, MD
"Many non-conventional therapies ... are not used as mainstream treatments because of social or political
reasons." 01 July 2008 Psychiatric Times. Vol. 25 No. 8 FUTURE OF PSYCHIATRY Nonconventional Modalities James Lake, MD
(Patients) distrust drug companies and the government ... Alternative Medicine Is Being Integrated Into The Mainstream, The Huffington Post 08 06 09
“The medical community is very conservative and resistant. They don’t really care about rehabilitation that much. They leave it up to the therapists. I’m talking about inertia rather than skepticism. They accept it intellectually, but then back in the hospital they get busy with other work and seem to forget about it.” Dr. V.S. Ramachandran, director of the Center for Brain and Cognition and professor of psychology and neuroscience. (Famous for his research and findings on phantom limb phantom pain mirror therapy). She told me my arm was gone. San Diego Reader, By Stephen Dobyns, July 9, 2008
Healing the Reiki Way; Japanese technique helps deal with physical, emotional pain,
article By Nick Georgiou, Laredo Morning Times
Reiki unblocks the body's own healing energy. Jefferson City News Tribune 16 06 09
Local author on Reiki to sign second book at ceremony, The County Press, 29 Oct 08
Are We Our Own Healers? The Huffington Post 21 Nov 08
"... along with classes for aromatherapy analysis,
reiki and colonic hydrotherapy." Goa's Hippie-Era Holdover Is a Shopping Dream, By Emily Wax
Washington Post Foreign Service
Reiki for stroke patients. The Star Malaysia, 8 Oct 08
"... the complementary medicine classes
[yoga, Reiki, etc.] are giving cancer patients the encouragement and strength that no cancer treatment ever
could [on its own]." an article (on Cancer services Mercy Medical Center) in The Independent, Massillon
Florida: Spa getaways close to home, article on Spas and therapies (including Spas offering Reiki),
The Miami Herald
25 of Dubai’s finest spas offer premium treatments (including REIKI)
Ms. DeMella, a registered nurse, decided to further her education and became a registered polarity practitioner, a Reiki master, and a Realizing Your Sublime Energies practitioner. She used these healing therapies at Merrimack Valley Hospice in Lawrence, Mass., where she volunteered to treat patients who requested complementary healing therapies. She also co-facilitated presentations at The New England Hospice and Palliative Care Education Conference on anticipatory grief. "The fact that Ms. DeMella used a devastating diagnosis like brain cancer as an opportunity to reach out to others who are living and coping with cancer is truly inspiring," Patricia Eifel, M.D., FASTRO, ASTRO president and a professor of radiation oncology at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, said. American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology 03 09 08
Relax in style: 10 ways to beat stress (including Reiki, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Meditation, etc.), The Independent 4 July 2008
DISTANT HEALING OF SMALL-SIZED TUMORS,
Margaret M. Moga, Dan Zhou. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. June 1, 2008, 14(5): 453-453.Margaret M. Moga, Ph.D., Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine–Terre Haute, Terre Haute, IN and
Dan Zhou, M.D., Wells Center for Pediatric Research, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
MIND & BODY alternative ideas, Is stress our big problem? An Indiana neurosurgeon says so, that's why his institute focuses on a holistic approach, article by Jennifer L. Boen in News-sentinel
Relief offered for cancer sufferers, news article by SARAH JAYE KLINGEL in Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
Reiki is a natural form of healing therapy. It uses non-invasive gentle touch. This form of therapy aims to increase energy levels and promote relaxation and well-being. Reiki - Better Health Channel (from Victorian government, Australia).
"They reported a 72 percent decrease in stress levels and 60 percent less pain after receiving Reiki. These are remarkable reductions in pain." Meredith Kendall, MSN, RN, Franklin Memorial Hospital
"College of Medicine Researcher Studies Ancient Method for Modern-Day Healing, UA researcher aims to probe anecdotal evidence that Reiki accelerates healing." : The University of Arizona, UA News
Lupus meeting helps healing, benefits of Reiki, etc., Durham Branch, Lupus Ontario: Whitby This Week
Reiki: Healing with a miracle touch, The Times of India, June 2008
"Reiki is a natural healing technique that works to bring harmony and balance in a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual way."
The Institute for Complementary & Alternative Medicine (ICAM), University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).
Energy Medicine, "There are many alternative therapies that promote total well-being by balancing body, mind and spirit. There is evidence that these therapies balance the autonomic nervous system." Dr Jacqueline E Campbell (a family physician)
in her article in Jamaica Observer, July 17, 2008
"A new study by St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul finds healing touch, a non-invasive and pain-free therapy, helps decrease anxiety and shorten the length of hospital stays for heart bypass patients. ... Other studies have found healing-touch therapy has positive impacts on gynecological or breast cancer patients receiving radiation therapy and patients receiving chemotherapy." Healing touch [therapy], article Pioneer Press, 12 August 2008
"Reiki is based on the idea that illnesses in the body are a result of weaknesses and blocks deterring the natural energy field. Reiki promotes healing by reducing and removing these blocks and balancing the flow of energy."
The healing powers of Reiki, Katherine Beczak, The Spectrum, University at Buffalo
' ... taking over 30 different medications, but nothing stopped the back pain. ... “This back injury wouldn't heal and I took my health into my own hands,” ... “I turned to a more alternative/complimentary healing which is holistic healing.” '
Artist promotes physical, spiritual health, The Titusville Herald, 6 August 2008
[The artist is also a certified Reiki Master]
"Energy-based therapies seek to stimulate the body's own healing powers. These alternative therapies involve use of a practitioner's hands to promote relaxation, well-being and increased energy through touch. Reiki, one energy-based technique, is an ancient healing art that offers deep relaxation.
Connie Kishbaugh is a research nurse (and a reiki therapist) at UC Davis Cancer Center, and has participated in scientific studies of pain-relief therapies, palliative care interventions and other holistic approaches to cancer treatment."
UC Davis Cancer Center
EXPO CENTER: Lectures, vendors at Holistic Expo (including Reiki).
York Daily Record
The science of energy healing, Trying to uncover the scientific basis of energy healing. The Star, 2 August 2008
Good Medicine Wellness Festival, Health and wellness therapies including Reiki, Guided Meditation, Hypnotherapy, etc. Centre Daily Times 20 August 2008
Integrated Holistic Approach is Key, (including Reiki energy therapy, guided meditations, etc.)
Princeton Town Topics, 20 August 2008
Local spas increasingly market inner healing and signature treatments (inc. Reiki).
The Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Aussies turning in droves to alternative therapies, New Kerala, 25 July 2008
"One thing that has helped her relax is a kind of therapy known as reiki." Bridge collapse survivor searches for touch of healing, report by Laura Yuen, Minnesota Public Radio, 1 August 2008
"It takes energy to heal. If a patient really is distressed, he is burning a lot of energy that he will not put into healing."
More than just good bedside manner: Holistic medicine takes 'whole-person' approach to treating patients, article by Jan Pollack, North County Journal, 29 July 2008
American Cancer Society study finds high use of complementary methods among cancer survivors
(including prayer, relaxation, supplements, meditation,
spiritual healing, massage, and others). 4 August 2008
The University of New Mexico's Center of Life, an Integrative Medicine Specialty
Clinic, is excited to offer Reiki to all interested faculty and staff. The Center also offers
Hypnotherapy (some indications: pre/post-op preparation, pain management, accelerated healing, post op, smoking cessation, weight loss).
'An Exploration of Truth: A Tapestry of Fact and Fiction': Licensed Psychotherapist Presents an Uncommon Approach to Examining the Nature of Truth,
by Dr. William M. Kaufman (who is also a Reiki Master and a practitioner of Reiki energy
Community connections: Touch therapy technique taught at class (Reiki involves using the hands to heal ...)
Detroit Free Press 21 August 2008
"Roulston has proved his many doubters wrong with an Olympic silver medal ... The track cyclist sought alternative treatment, Reiki, and returned to his chosen career."
Stuff NZ 17 August 2008
'You have to be a believer' - "Through the "miracle" of unconventional treatment [Reiki], the boy [Hayden Roulston] from Ashburton is now on top of the world with a silver and a bronze medal in Beijing [Olympics]."
The New Zealand Herald 20 August 2008
"The health industry is supported by governmental systems that appear more interested in reaping the benefits from pharmaceutical companies than supporting the growth of healthy, happy citizens." The Japanese Art of Reiki, Bronwen and Frans Stiene
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