Reiki is a method of healing that was rediscovered in Japan in the 1800s. The energy is known as qi and can be channelled from its originating source by the reiki practitioner and passed on to a recipient
Spiritual healing, often referred to simply as healing, involves channeling of healing energies through the healer to the patient. It is a supportive approach, which may involve light touch or no touch at all, depending on the recipient's conditions and wishes
The best available evidence suggests that reiki and spiritual healing may contribute to pain relief, promote relaxation, to improve sleep patterns, reduce tension, stress and anxiety, to provide emotional and/or spiritual support, contribute to a sense of wellbeing, reduce side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and support the patient in the dying process
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