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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

In a Reiki session, the practitioner's hands are positioned either on or a few inches above the recipient's body. The goal is to raise the amount of "ki", or life force energy, in and around the person. Reiki can promote relaxation. One study suggests it may positively affect blood pressure and heart and respiration rates. Mayo Clinic Women's Health Source 07 09


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


The Central Cariboo Hospice and Palliative Care Society has started a new program that will provide a group of volunteers with training in Healing Touch and Reiki.
Kelowna Capital News - May 28


Reduce stress and find balance (including meditation and Reiki healing).
Courier-Gazette - May 19


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


Wellness Program offers welcome relief - Through yoga, aromatherapy, reiki, massage, reflexology and acupuncture, as well as lunch socials, participants found sources of strength, caring and friendship.
Burlington Post Apr 09


Workshops on Art and Reiki are offered to those who have had breast cancer. They are sponsored by the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program and held at Adelphi University's Alumni House in Garden City.
Garden City News 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

Soothing the stressed, Nurse adds softer side to doctor's office,
Reiki article by By Julie Robinson, The Charleston Gazette


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

In Pursuit of Happiness.
WSAW Wausau 19 Nov 08 

Roulston turns focus to road. "Rather than undergoing surgery, Roulston instead found a reiki healer to help him overcome the condition."
Velo News 17 Nov 08 [Sine then, Roulston of course went on to win Olympic medals - see previous coverage].

"... 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 

"From the magic of wheatgrass to straw bale construction, yoga, massage and Reiki, the festival has many opportunities to help evolve body, mind and soul."
The News Serving Pictou County Nova Scotia

"Minister of Youth and Sports Peter Pang En Yin said ‘energy treatment’ may be the medicine of the future."
article on energy medicine including Reiki, New Sabah Times 

"Money from the fundraiser goes toward equipment, clinical studies and services for cancer patients, such as massage, Reiki and a patient library."
article in Valley News, Keeping Up With Keith By Erin Hanrahan


Reiki for stroke patients. The Star Malaysia, 8 Oct 08

More hospitals offer alternative therapies for mind, body, spirit.
USA Today. 9/15/2008

Jennifer Aniston hires therapist for dog (inc. Reiki Treatments).
Widely reported in the news

Doctor turned energy healer, Millstone woman takes holistic approach to health (inc. Reiki).
Examiner - Oct 01, 2008

"... 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 

Travel: Grown-up treats (including Reiki sessions),
article in The Independent UK


' "We were so used to treating the disease that we had forgotten to treat the patient." He founded and directed the hospital's new Cardiac Complementary Care unit and began using Reiki touch therapy, massage and hypnosis.' Article by Heidi Brown in Forbes about Dr Mehmet Oz, the renowned heart surgeon. 4 August 2008.


25 of Dubai’s finest spas offer premium treatments (including REIKI)
"Dubai Summer Surprises is providing visitors 25 possibilities of cooling off this summer. The DSS Spa Packages, into its third successful year, is an arrangement between 25 of the finest spas in Dubai and DSS where exclusive promotions are being offered on treatments to visitors and residents.
The modern-day spa is not just a relaxation centre but a well-being concept as many Spa managers will tell you. Treatments on offer include: Swedish, Japanese Shiatsu, and Thai massage, European facials, acupuncture, Dead Sea salt scrubs, aromatherapy, reflexology, endermologie, reiki, rasul, hypnotherapy, classes in nutrition, meditation, yoga and Tai Chi, state-of-the-art fitness centres with personal trainers, and much more." 


Odessa American had an article on Reiki teachings


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

"Conclusion: Reiki is effective in modulating HR in stressed and unstressed rats, supporting its use as a stress-reducer in humans."
Reiki Improves Heart Rate Homeostasis in Laboratory Rats, Ann Linda Baldwin, Christina Wagers, Gary E. Schwartz, The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. May 2008, Vol. 14, No. 4: 417-422


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
The Cancer Council in WA is offering relief to cancer sufferers and their carers in the form of alternative therapies (Swedish massage, Reiki and hand and foot massage.)


Reiki programs are offered at St. Joseph Hospital ("Reiki amplifies the body’s self-healing abilities. Reiki is effective in reducing stress, pain and anxiety.")
Integrative Therapies for Patients with Cancer (St. Joseph Hospital)


The Community Hospital, The Cancer Resource Centre, Munster, Indiana, offers Reiki sessions to patients.


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). 

Healing Touch Therapy, Alternative “touch therapies” may relax heart patients, says the Harvard Heart Letter (Harvard Medical School, Harvard University)

Yale School of Nursing workshops on ancient healing touch ("Reiki uses touch to facilitate relaxation, reduce stress, manage pain and promote healing.")

The University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, known for state-of-the-art medicine and high-tech advances in patient care, is now teaming with the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine to offer some ancient, low-tech options to help patients manage their pain. These include Reiki (pronounced “ray-kee”), a Japanese energy therapy, and Chinese acupuncture. 

“Pain management in trauma patients can be challenging because many of the medications have side effects, such as nausea and vomiting, and the medicines do not always provide adequate pain relief,” explains Rick Dutton, M.D., chief of trauma anesthesiology at the University of Maryland Medical Center and associate professor of anesthesiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

He adds, “For years we’ve known that emotions can affect how patients perceive pain. Trauma patients, in particular, often feel additional stress and loss of control because their injuries come unexpectedly. By offering these complementary therapies, we hope to give patients more options for relaxation and stress relief, which can help with pain control and healing.” The University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine, located at Kernan Hospital, is a National Institutes of Health “Center of Excellence” for research in complementary and alternative medicine. September 5, 2007


Taking charge of your health - Reiki, University of Minnesota, April 2007

Touch Me, Heal Me, Alternative Medicine takes up residency in New Haven (Reiki at Yale-New Haven Hospital), The New Journal Magazine at Yale, 2005

Life coach and reiki healer ... Croydon Guardian, 30th April 2003

Health and beauty’s alternative options ... Croydon Guardian, 25th October 2001

"Reiki sessions cause patients heal faster with less pain and accelerate recovery from surgery, improves mental attitude and reduces the negative effects of medications and other medical procedures. It is therefore a very good way to improve care while cutting medical costs." REIKI THE ALTERNATIVE HEALTH THERAPY, Linda C. Paule, New York University Summer 2000


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 

"Reiki is promoted as a treatment that can accelerate physical, emotional, or spiritual healing in every conceivable situation. It is used as a support for conventional medical care, rather than as a replacement for it."
New York University Department of Medicine, NYU Division of Gastroenterology

' ... 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

"Reiki seeks to restore order to the body whose vital energy has become unbalanced." Initiative for Women with Disabilities - Wellness Services,
Hospital For Joint Diseases, NYU Medical center

"Reiki promotes healing, relaxation, and internal harmony, and it attempts to bring a person’s energy into balance."
The Hassenfeld Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, New York University School of Medicine

"Reiki works with the body’s energy system to promote good health and healing."
The Holistic Center for the Integration of Body, Mind and Spirit at Kean University

Yale School of Nursing to offer workshops on ancient Reiki healing touch ("Reiki uses touch to facilitate relaxation, reduce stress, manage pain and promote healing.")

"Reiki is a gentle Japanese healing technique that claims to activate or enhance a person’s natural healing processes."
The Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine

The Medical College of Ohio School of Nursing and Complementary Medicine Center, Reiki Research on Chronic Pain

EXPO CENTER: Lectures, vendors at Holistic Expo (including Reiki). York Daily Record

Millions more are tuning their bodies and minds with Slow exercise (yoga, t'ai chi, Pilates) and Slow medicine (Reiki, acupuncture, massage). The perfect time to slow down,
Carl Honoré, The Guardian UK

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

Wellness event offers unique treatments (inc. Reiki). The Nashua Telegraph

A helping hand (inc. Reiki). Oldham Chronicle 

Team of holistic healers introduced (inc. Reiki). World Leisure News

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 healing).

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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