Reiki, pronounced ray-key, is a Japanese healing technique used to balance the energy fields within and around your body. The Japanese word reiki translates to universal energy. Universal energy is believed to exist and flow within all living beings. Balancing this energy is vital in maintaining a healthy mind and body. Reiki is effective in healing physical, psychological, and spiritual ailmen

Some patients experience a vibrating sensation, a ringing in the ears, or a feeling of warmth/coolness throughout the body. Some patients experience deep, overwhelming emotion and may even cry during their session, while some may experience nothing at all.

Why is it used as a Complementary Therapy for Cancer Patients?

Reiki is commonly used as a complementary therapy for cancer patients—complementary, meaning that Reiki is used alongside any existing cancer treatment. Reiki can aid cancer sufferers in deep relaxation, developing healthy coping mechanisms, relieving emotional tension, and improving their overall wellbeing. Hospital visits can bring about a great deal of stress. Reiki lessens this stress. Along with hospital visits and conventional cancer treatments come feelings of anxiety, side effects, and extreme pain. Reiki is believed to alleviate cancer patients of these debilitating symptoms. Reiki is not considered a treatment option—it is instead widely referred to as a complementary therapy for cancer patients.

Can Reiki cure My Cancer?

Reiki has not been proven to cure or treat cancer. It instead treats the side effects and symptoms that may stem from cancer and conventional cancer treatments—symptoms like anxiety, stress, and pain. There have been no reports of harmful side effects from Reiki.