Is This The Beginning Of Reiki Becoming Mainstream
This is a controversial subject especially when most countries are experiencing financial hard times. Many people I have spoken to are not happy with hospitals offering Reiki therapy as an option to anybody regardless of age. Their issue was not with Reiki but with all alternative therapies.
The monies provided to employ four specialist Reiki therapists could be better spent was the main gripe.
The benefits of Reiki in all it’s forms are being noted and taken seriously, regardless of what the scientific studies might imply and for me, this is just another example of Reiki healing being accepted by the medical profession and the start of Reiki becoming accepted by the masses.
Whatever your views on alternative healing and their place as a legitimate therapy, Reiki is beginning to get the recognition it deserves.
A Hospital Has Introduced Reiki Therapy For Its Young Patients.
The complementary treatment is being used at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton.
Rockinghorse, the hospital’s official fundraising charity, has provided the money needed to provide four specialist Reiki therapists.
Reiki, a form of ‘light touch’ therapy is said to be particularly beneficial to young patients on the high dependency unit.
Studies have shown the therapy can relieve symptoms of chronic and acute illness, manage stress levels and aid relaxation and sleep.
The therapists, who have been treating patients on a voluntary basis since 2012, are being funded for an initial three years. They will be able to offer treatments for 10 hours a week and will work closely with clinical teams.
They can provide massage and Reiki treatment for parents with children and babies on the unit, to help provide a sense of calm during what can be a very stressful time. Therapist Ali Walters said: “It is wonderful to be able to give both the children and parents an opportunity to relax and unwind.
“So often parents tell me they are delighted that during treatment their child drops off to sleep or they see their child become more calm and comfortable. I am delighted that Rockinghorse is now funding our work so we can provide more therapists and treatments to support the critical care that is provided.”
Consultant paediatrician Kamal Patel said: “The Reiki treatment has improved sleep, fear, anxiety, distress and pain for children on our paediatric critical unit over and above what we can achieve through modern medicine.
“To have such a fantastic team of people offering Reiki really helps our patients get better quicker.”
Rockinghorse is the official fundraising arm of the hospital and raises money for life-saving and cutting-edge medical equipment.
For more information visit rockinghorse.org.uk
Thank to Siobhan Ryan for this article,