Dr. Mehmet Oz connects people to important health issues on his syndicated television program "The Dr. Oz Show". On an episode of his program he stated "I know firsthand the amazing miracles we can achieve with modern Western medicine, but I also
know that for centuries, people around the world have developed alternative therapies to treat the body, mind and the soul."
Reiki energy healing, makes Dr. Oz's list of effective medical alternatives that boost overall health and wellbeing. Reiki
has the ability to rebalance bodily and cognitive systems and serves not only as an instant potential pain reliever but also a long-term preventive therapy. It is a non-invasive complement to Western therapies and can help ease conditions like
headaches, arthritis and high blood pressure. Dr. Oz points out that although the immediate reaction to a Reiki session differs from patient to patient, he states the properites of physical touch can not be understated. "I actually feel the heat,"
he says, tying this warming sensation to a feeling of reduced tension and body-mind harmony.
Reiki and the Health Care System
Reiki is becoming more and more popular as a complementary treatment in the areas of hospice, palliative and
home care and treatments are used increasingly in hospitals for patients and staff, however you may have to request it in order to recieve it.
Reiki helps through its calming effect and also helps to manage side effects,
without compromising the medical treatment. Some cancer treatment centers offer Reiki as it has been shown to reduce the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, restore energy, and assist the body to heal.
Whether as an effective self-care tool or a new addition to medical treatments, Reiki benefits both patients and caregivers in health care and home health care scenarios.