Use in Hospitals

Reiki is becoming increasingly popular with the medical community, with over 800 hospitals across the US offering Reiki as a standard part of hospital care.

The American Institute of Stress estimates that 75%-­95% of all visits to doctors are the results of reaction to stress. The effects of unreleased stress range from minor aches to major health concerns, such as heart disease, digestive disorders, respiratory and skin problems.

A research study at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, CT, shows that Reiki improved patient sleep by 86%, reduced pain by 78%, and reduced nausea by 80%. Reiki also reduced anxiety during pregnancy by 94%.

In addition, nurses report that Reiki helps patients heal faster with less pain, and reduces the negative side effects of medical procedures.

Patients: Pre and Post Reiki Therapy*

Bar Chart showing before and after levels of anxiety.
*Measurements obtained during the initial pilot phase, Dec. 1999 through Dec. 2000. From Hartford Hospital, which has done extensive testing regarding the use of Reiki in a hospital setting.
As a Reiki practitioner, yoga instructor, personal trainer, and meditation teacher for the past 25 years, I have seen my clients thrive as a result of Reiki treatments. I have personally performed Reiki to alleviate back pain; in conjunction with medication to manage depression; to increase shoulder mobility after surgery; and to help relieve the anxious thoughts of an elderly client with diagnosed bi-polar disorder. I recently gave Reiki treatments to a client both before and after her open heart surgery to ease her worries and enhance her recovery process. Hospitals are now using Reiki to calm patients, help with healing and restore a patient’s mind, body and spirit in a non-invasive way. Interested in Reiki services for your hospital or medical center? Contact me at 914-522-1297 or karenshawyoga@yahoo.com today.