Reiki in Hospitals

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Did you know that Reiki is used in major hospitals throughout Great Britain? And in hospitals in the USA? And in Australia? And New Zealand? And Malaysia? And that’s only as far as my research has taken me to date (to November 2011).

In 2007, over 800 hospitals in the USA were offering Reiki to their patients. (Source – American Hospitals Association, 2007.) Reiki is serious therapy, proven to work (with scientific evidence publicly available; click here to see my page, Reiki research), and available in hospitals alongside conventional allopathic medicine.

This video shows you that Reiki is used not only generally in hospitals but actually in the operating theatre, too! Here is Dr. Sheldon Feldman, head of breast surgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, talking about using Reiki with Reiki Master Raven Keyes and using Reiki practitioners during surgery, in the operating theatre.

In the UK

In the UK and around the world, the benefits of Reiki are beginning to be recognised by the community. As a result of this Reiki is now being used, mainly on a voluntary basis, in a wide variety of settings in the UK, including many parts of the National Health Service. For example, at the University College Hospital in London both full-time and part-time practitioners have been employed to give Reiki to patients, particularly those with life threatening diseases.

The following is a list (by no means complete!) of hospitals and other health are establishments here in the UK that use Reiki to treat their patients. And in some cases, they also treat the families and carers of their patients.

University College London Hospitals NHS, London:

  • Reiki treatments offered to patients with stress and mood disorder
  • Reiki treatments offered to complement conventional cancer treatments
  • Reiki treatments offered to complement the treatments of endometriosis

Southampton University Hospitals NHS, Southampton:

  • Reiki treatments offered to palliative care cancer patients (day care)
Reiki in hospitals

Aintree University Hospitals NHS, Liverpool:

  • Reiki treatments offered by elderly medicine services

Wallace Cancer Care (works with Addenbrooke’s Hospital-Cambridge University Hospitals NHS), Cambridge:

  • Reiki treatments offered to complement conventional cancer treatments

South Tees Hospitals NHS, Middlesbrough:

  • Reiki treatments offered to complement conventional cancer treatments

Newham University Hospital NHS, London:

  • Project to offer complementary therapies including Reiki treatments to the staff and
  • later to the patients (UKRF newsletter Feb/March 2006, p. 7)

Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

Other examples of where places where Reiki is used –

  • St Teresa’s Hospice, Darlington
  • The Haven Breast Cancer Support Centres in Leeds and London
  • NHS Hospitals including Maternity Units, Cancer Wards/Clinics /Centres and Support Groups
  • Penny Brohn Cancer Care, Bristol
  • Hospices
  • Carers Associations
  • NHS Occupational Health Departments
  • Physiotherapy Units
  • NHS Medical Centres
  • NHS Mental Health Units/Psychotherapy Clinics
  • Special Needs – learning & behavioural difficulties and mental health
  • Medical & Paramedical (many members of the UK Reiki Federation are also practising doctors)
  • Social Services Day Care Centres
  • Drug & Alcohol Abuse/Addiction Programmes + Substance Abusers & Families Support Networks
  • GP & Dental Practices
  • Residential Care and Nursing Homes
  • Local Council Health and Harmony Events treating post natal mothers, Asian Elders, and others
  • Brain Injury rehabilitation centres
  • HIV/AIDS organisations’ holistic health and healing centres

(Source of above information – Doreen Sawyer, Secretary, UK Reiki Federation, 2010. I am most grateful to Doreen for permission to use this information here.)

In the USA and beyond


In America, the Center for Reiki Research has produced an amazingly detailed directory of hospitals in the US that use Reiki as one of the treatments available to their patients. The Center also has collated the results of many clinical trials that have examined the performance and effects of Reiki.

All of this information can be found on their website,

Reiki from Reiki Ken

So, the Reiki I offer here in Darlington in a private capacity is the same as that offered by all the above hospitals. Like theirs, mine is of a professional standard; I am a Master Teacher member of the UK Reiki Federation, and I have full public liability insurance.

Reiki has become an effective and internationally accepted form of healthcare – in a word, integrative.

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