There is an astounding number of patients suffering from chronic pain due to degenerative conditions including cancer. The estimate is over 161 million Americans suffer from chronic pain.
Scientific evidence has shown that Reiki can minimize patient’s symptoms and improve their quality of life.
Cancer researchers have reported that patients who have received Reiki energy healing therapy experienced improved the sleep pattern, longer periods of stabilization, and relief from pain, nausea and anxiety.
Clinical trials examining the effect of Reiki energy treatment on chronic pain indicates its effectiveness beyond a mere placebo effect. In a clinical trial of 20 volunteers with over 50 pain sites, pain measuring instruments –typically used in clinical trials assessing drug effectiveness-showed a highly significant reduction in patient perceived pain following the Reiki treatment.
Western medicine and science has yet to explain/understand the profound relief experienced by chronic pain sufferers who have received Reiki treatments. The National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine recognizes Reiki as a form of energy medicine worthy of further study.