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February 15, 2005

Reiki In Hospitals

Hospitals are looking for new ways to fight stress and pain. The rising cost of health care and pharmaceutical drugs, which have side effects, may be part of the impetus. Luckily, Reiki therapy has no negative side effects and one recipient reports "I had a deep, deep feeling of well being".

Reiki, explained Connell, a certified Reiki master practitioner, is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing, another addition to the holistic approach to healing.

"We don't manipulate muscles, though," she said. "This is not like going to a chiropractor. It is a good complement to other physical and psychological therapy."

Where it seems to be the most effective is in the aiding of pain relief.

"More and more hospitals are beginning to believe in alternative ways of fighting stress and pain using such therapies as Reiki, acupuncture and massage therapy" said Amy Shirey, a physicians' assistant and licensed professional counselor.

Posted by linda at February 15, 2005 11:01 AM

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