Does Reiki help treat cancer?

Complementary or integrative medicine and wellness services supplement traditional cancer treatments. Reiki therapy may supplement the traditional treatment services, such as chemotherapy, surgery and radiation therapy, provided to people with cancer. Reiki may offer people ways to enhance the quality of their lives, minimize or reduce side effects of cancer and cancer treatment, and promote healing and recovery.

Reiki is a gentle, completely noninvasive practice that promotes balance and well-being. Reiki involves light touch of the practitioner’s hands on or slightly above a person's body.

Many people with cancer report reiki helps:
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Increase relaxation
  • Relieve stress
  • Promote feelings of peace, wellness and balance
  • Energize and rejuvenate the mind and body
  • Relieve pain and discomfort
  • Relieve some of the side effects of cancer treatment
  • Bring additional nurturing and support to the treatment visit
  • Create a calm and positive environment

Continue Learning about Energy Work & Reiki

Energy Work & Reiki

Reiki is a very specific form of massage therapy in which light touch is seeking access to your Universal Life Energy. It's designed to help speed healing, reduce pain, and decrease other symptoms you may be experiencing.

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