Reiki in Hospitals

First, a brief word from Margaret of Northumberland, a satisfied client of mine –
“Ken is a gentle and caring person who has helped me on several occasions by carrying out both hands-on and distant healing, to relieve both physical and stress-related symptoms. As well as relief of physical discomfort, I have also felt positive emotional benefits, and always sleep deeper and longer after a Reiki therapy session.”
(See the Testimonials page.)

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 many hospitals alongside conventional allopathic medicine.

This video shows you that Reiki is used not only generally in hospitals in the USA 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 medical settings in the UK, including many parts of the National Health Service (NHS).
For example, at the University College Hospital (UCLH) 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 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)

Other examples of  places where Reiki is used –

  • St Teresa’s Hospice, Darlington
  • The Haven Breast Cancer Support Centres in Leeds and London
  • Penny Brohn Cancer Care, Bristol
  • Medical & Paramedical (many members of the UK Reiki Federation are also practising doctors)

(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 the USA, 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, other than the fact that I offer distant Reiki only.
Like theirs, mine is of a professional standard.
I am a Reiki Master Teacher, I am registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (the CNHC), and I have full public liability insurance.
For full details of my experience and qualifications see the Who is Reiki Ken? page.
For my prices and services see the My Prices (Your Savings) page and the Book a Reiki Session page

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