What Can Reiki Do For Cancer Patients?

Reiki will not cure your cancer. Reiki is not an alternative cancer treatment. It is not used to cure cancer or in place of treatment. Reiki is a complementary therapy used to ease emotional and physical side effects of treatments and most importantly Reiki helps gain personal power.

A cancer diagnosis is a dreadful and abrupt confrontation that signals a need for care on many levels. Cancer is a frightening illness and a shock not only for the patient but also for the whole family and friends. I have seen in my practice devastating physical and emotional effects of cancer but have also seen the power of hope, determination, positive thinking and the strength of the human spirit.

Although there have been no large and deep studies on the healing effects of Reiki on cancer patients, many hospitals in Canada, United Kingdom, United States, New Zealand and Australia are now incorporating Reiki in their cancer protocols. Some cancer patients claim that Reiki has helped with pain management, relaxation and side effects of treatment like nausea and stomach upset. In its overview of Reiki there are anecdotal reports from patients and medical staff that Reiki increases relaxation and a sense of well-being.

Reiki can also help you to access the profound inner resources needed to improve and change your life for good.

Reiki is being accepted as a meaningful and cost effective way to improve patient care for patients undergoing treatment for cancer, the stress can be overwhelming. Finding tools that help you stay calm are invaluable. 

Reiki is a gentle therapeutic practice that originates in Japan. Reiki is facilitated through light touch and is an easy addition to most medical treatments to help many cancer patients handle the stress of cancer treatment.

Reiki sessions are nurturing

How often do you allow yourself the space to be cared for? During a session, patients are totally immersed in the experience of care through the light touch of the practitioner’s hands.
Most people report that sessions are very soothing and supportive. Whether someone learns Reiki practice to treat him or herself, or receives a session from a trained practitioner, the time spent practicing Reiki creates a nourishing space for healing.

Reiki sessions are non-invasive

Reiki is a completely non-manipulative and non-diagnostic adjunct to conventional care. A practitioner doesn’t press, poke or ask a patient to ingest something. They don’t talk about cancer, or how to fix cancer.  They don’t need to know specific information about your cancer treatment, or any other thing that’s going on with you, and they won’t touch you anywhere where you don’t like to be touched.

A Reiki practitioner simply places their hands on or slightly above your body in spots where you are comfortable being touched and they allow the session to unfold naturally. 

Reiki sessions promote well-being while giving patients the opportunity to be completely in control of the session, empowered to receive only what feels good to them.

Reiki sessions can help with sleep and restoration.

Most people know that rest and sleep are critical components for allowing the body to heal. One of the most commonly reported benefits heard from clients is that Reiki sessions help them sleep better. 

People often find Reiki sessions restorative and rejuvenating. When you sleep better and feel rested, you feel better in general and are then more capable of dealing with life’s stressors.

How Can Reiki Help Treat Patients with Cancer?

~Reiki re-balances, enhances and stabilizes the immune system, thus encouraging the body to heal itself, but Reiki does not and will not "cure" cancer

~Reiki harmonizes and balances the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels/bodies allowing energy to flow freely to improve the inter-action between the four levels (physical, emotional, mental and spiritual)

~Reiki lowers stress, inducing peacefulness and calmness

~Reiki relieves pain, aiding in the overall comfort level

~Reiki balances the main chakras inducing balance "within"

~Reiki releases energy blockages, toxins and impurities from the four levels or bodies (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual)

Reiki lowers the heart rate

~Reiki reduces the effects of nausea caused from chemotherapy treatment

~Reiki helps to regenerate cellular growth

~Reiki accelerates healing

~Reiki strengthens the ability to heal

~Sending Reiki to supplements or medications enhance their value and absorption by the body. With medications it may reduce ill side effects.