Reiki (pronounced RAY-key) is Japanese for universal life-force energy. Developed in the early 1900s and brought to the United States in the 1930s, Reiki is a simple yet powerful Eastern medicine healing technique. You’ll find Reiki in many health care settings, such as hospitals, hospice, mental health clinics, cancer care clinics, nursing homes and home health care. It’s used to improve health and well-being, as well as treat a host of physical and emotional conditions. Reiki can also be used as a preventive health care measure or alongside traditional care.
Some of the physical and emotional benefits of Reiki include promoting relaxation, relief from physical and emotional pain, a calmer mind and body, the release of stress and tension, and a rebalance of energy. This well-documented record of relieving pain and stress is why many cancer patients choose Reiki as a complement to their conventional cancer care. Learn more about Reiki as integrative cancer therapy