Local Hospital REIKI Sanctioned for Therapy
In-Patient Hospital Reiki Is Available
in Northern New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
(Children’s Hospital of NJ / RWJ Barnabas Health)
Over the years, I’ve been honored to provide Reiki with other practitioners at The Beth’s” annual Woman’s Health Day event. “Reiki at The Beth” is a brochure from the hospital that explains why this approach is so important:
“Reiki is a Japanese word meaning universal life energy. It is a gentle method of hands-on healing that taps into this universal life energy. The practice of Reiki is based on the teachings of Mikao Usui, who practiced and taught healing techniques in early 20th-century Japan.
“Reiki is not massage, hypnosis or a tool for diagnosing illness. It is a technique that addresses chronic and acute conditions, gently and powerfully promoting balance among all the body’s systems and the regenerative processes of the mind and body.
“To receive Reiki, most people lie on a table fully clothed. Little or no pressure is applied and no oils* used. You can receive it in almost any setting, in a chair, or hospital bed, and through casts and bandages.
Hospital Reiki Therapy and Holistic Healing at The Beth
“Though Reiki techniques appear simple, the effects can feel profound. Most people experience deep relaxation. You may also feel tingling, pulsing, a feeling of warmth and comfort or you may fall asleep.
“Results vary and can be subtle. Some individuals receiving Reiki may feel little during the session, but afterward enjoy a sense of calm, wellbeing, and a deep restful sleep. It is possible you will experience sensations during or after a session.
“Reiki complements medical treatment, psychological counseling and massage therapy. It is appropriate for anyone in any state of health. It is beneficial to individuals with cancer or recovering from surgery. Reiki is used in hospice care for its ability to alleviate pain and anxiety for patients and their family members.
“Reiki research shows significant reduction of pain, increased feelings of relaxation, sense of well-being, improvement in immune and nervous system function. Increased mobility in patients with multiple sclerosis, lupus, and fibromyalgia. It also decreased pain medications use in surgical patients.
“Reiki promotes belief for the mind and body, including a heightened sense of well-being, release of painful muscle tension and relief of stress anxiety anxiety and depression. Reiki offers the opportunity for self-care, to let go and embrace the experience of being nurtured and cared for.
“Reiki is not a substitute for medical care, treatments or therapies. It is a complementary modality to traditional medical treatments and not a replacement for any medical treatments, therapies or procedures.”
*Some practitioners may use essential oils to enhance feelings of personal calm, or increase the calming atmosphere in a hospital ward. Diffusing the oil of lavender is excellent for this.