If you’re a Reiki practitioner, you are likely aware that the healing modality is offered in many hospitals and healthcare facilities across the country. Many in the medical community are recognizing the healing effects of Reiki, and how it can be used to complement the treatments being given for various illnesses.
While Reiki can be used to assist with the healing from any ailment, there are some ailments that healthcare organizations are particularly looking for Reiki practitioners to help their patients with.
Pain management. One of the side effects of a Reiki treatment is immense relaxation. That relaxation can help to relieve pain, since a decrease in tension can work wonders on the physical body.
Cancer. Many hospitals have incorporated Reiki into their holistic treatment methods. The Susan G. Komen Foundation points out that not only is it believed to help with the stress and fatigue that comes with some cancer treatments, but it has been used by some to help them deal with the stresses of end-of-life care, as well.
Fibromyalgia. If you know anyone who suffers from the debilitating effects of fibromyalgia, you know that it is an ailment that brings with it chronic pain. Again, Reiki has been used to tackle the pain, as well as the fatigue that can come with fibromyalgia.
Depression. With stress often being a major factor in depression, it’s important to alleviate as many stressors as possible. Reiki, which helps one to relax, has been found by many to reduce stress. PsychCentral lists some of the studies that have been done that look at Reiki’s effectiveness at helping with mental health issues, as well as other physical ailments.
So what does this mean for Reiki practitioners? There are many healthcare facilities that can benefit from your services, and these are places where you can make the case about why they should hire you.