More hospitals offer alternative therapies for mind, body, spirit," L. Gill, USA Today
An article published in the USA Today in 2008 reported that in 2007 15% of U.S. hospitals (over 800) offered Reiki as a regular part of patient services. These treatments are offered by Reiki trained physicians, therapists, and nurses who often are part of the hospital staff.
“Reiki is one of the leading safe energy medicine approaches.” C. Norman Shealy, M.D. Ph.D. Founder, American Holistic Medical Association
A research study at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut showed increased overall patient satisfaction with the treatments. The findings indicated that Reiki improved patient sleep by 86 percent, reduced pain by 78 percent, reduced nausea by 80 percent, and reduced anxiety during pregnancy by 94 percent.
In the same study, 75% of the patients who participated said that they would “definitely want service again”.
Hartford Hospital, Integrative Medicine, Outcomes, Measurements obtained during the initial pilot phase of the study, December 1999 - December 2000.
Over one million adults annually receive Reiki treatments
A survey conducted in 2007 indicates that in the previous year 1.2 million adults in the U.S. received one or more energy healing sessions such as Reiki. Barnes, B. Bloom, and R. Nahin, CDC National Health Statistics Report #12. Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use among Adults and Children, United States, 2007 (December 2008).
Below are some of the hospitals in the USA that are offering Reiki treatments.