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.