Reiki is a simple yet powerful approach for treating many health issues. Reiki healing works on a technique in which the practitioner places their hands lightly on or above the patient’s body and promotes a sense of well-being in them. Reiki healing technique is a traditional Japanese technique founded by a Japanese Buddhist or spiritual healer – Mikao Usui. The Reiki healing technique was introduced in the early 20th century.
According To Studies of Cancer Specialists
The Healing Practice of Reiki is looked into for its effect on the cancer symptoms like stress, anxiety, and pain and how it impacts the quality of life and the overall well-being of the patient. According to a Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) test, the pre-surgical patients with breast cancer were found to reduce anxiety and lift the mood with Reiki healing techniques.
According to another study with 24 random patients who have received standard opium and Reiki healing techniques or rest are reported to have a significant reduction in pain and opium use. Moreover, according to another research with 16 patients with cancer-related fatigue are randomly chosen to opt for Reiki or rest. The patients with Reiki healing practice are noticed to have reduced pain, fatigue, and anxiety.
However, the underlying Reiki healing benefits mechanism has not been clarified, but the researchers have credited them to have relaxation response.
Use of Reiki Healing Techniques in Clinical Practice
As we know, the Reiki healing technique does not require any equipment and can be done at the bedside of the patient during chemotherapy. It is easily incorporated into the oncology treatment setting for the patient.
According to a study on 118 patients undergoing chemotherapy, 22 patients who received four Reiki sessions have noticed to have a significant reduction in pain and anxiety. The rest of the patients received Reiki sessions for the first time and noticed a lot less distress, depression, fatigue, pain, and anxiety in the patients.
What Oncologists Need To Know About Reiki Healing Technique?
The evidence is limited, but they support Reiki for managing the symptoms of Cancer such as anxiety, pain and also improve the well-being and overall wellness of the people. Currently, National Cancer Institute has designated specific cancer centres that offering Reiki healing techniques. Reiki healing is safe for people of all ages and does not cause any harmful effects.
Oncologists serve a significant role as patient educators and care navigators. Reiki is an essential healing practice for building an improved quality of life and mitigates the symptoms of cancer for understanding health-promoting strategies.