Reiki Training

What is Reiki?

The National Institute of Health classifies Reiki as an energy medicine, a form of touch therapy. Reiki and other touch therapies are considered to be a very low risk intervention - no serious side effects or risks have been identified in the medical literature on Reiki. Since Reiki is facilitated either with a very light touch, or slightly off the body without touch, it provides a therapeutic option for those who are in pain or unable to be touched.

The 2010 Health Forum survey cited that 21% of the hospitals responding offered Reiki and/or Therapeutic Touch. Beaumont offers Reiki therapy, both inpatient and outpatient, through the Department of Integrative Medicine.

The research-documented benefits of Reiki therapy include:

  • Stress reduction
  • Pain relief
  • Reduced anxiety and depression
  • Less fatigue for oncology patients
  • Improved quality of life for the elderly
  • Reduced burn-out for nurses

Clinical trials are currently being conducted through the National Institute of Health concerning the use of Reiki for:

  • Diabetes
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Prostate Cancer
  • AIDS
  • Painful Neuralgia