REIKI AND USA’s TOP 3 CANCER HOSPITALS
by Eugenio Lepine
Reiki has arrived among medical healthcare, and cancer treatment is one of the most demanded medical specialties in which patients refer improvement of symptoms and relieving side effects from chemo, surgery, pills or other treatments.
USNews.com is a prestigious ranking and advice enterprise whose website displays the Top Hospitals among several specialties and areas. Regarding Cancer Hospitals, I made some research and found out that the Top 3 medical facilities have already integrated Reiki. Either through direct involvement and application, as well as collaboration with volunteers.
MD ANDERSON CANCER CENTER, TEXAS
This hospital is ranked No. 1, and their Integrative Medicine Center is taking care of displaying a holistic treatment; where the mental, spiritual and emotional needs of the patient are provided. The center cares about designing a comprehensive approach towards cancer treatment on every patient.
This enterprise requires not only disposition from the institutions, but also public information and involvement. In 2003, Jeri Mills, MD, has written about the difficulties of establishing a steady flow of patients receiving reiki inside a clinical setting. Luckily, in 2009 the hospital hosted a community event where the history and principles of reiki were shown, along with practical lessons of this therapy.
MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING CANCER CENTER, NEW YORK
Founded in 1884 as the New York Cancer Hospital, this facility is ranked No. 2 and has been a leading referent on cancer treatment, integration, and innovation.
The Integrative Medicine Service offers acupuncture, personal training, nutrition and dietary supplement counseling, massage, and mind-body therapies (where reiki is included). Their goal is to soothe and alleviate symptoms such as pain, muscle tension, post-operative discomfort, musculoskeletal problems, anxiety, depression, insomnia, stress, and fatigue.
MAYO CLINIC, MINNESOTA
I think the Mayo Clinic needs no presentation. Especially if you live in the USA; as the Mayo Clinic is ranked No. 3 in Cancer Hospitals, and is ranking No. 1 at the Best Hospitals Honor Roll in 2017-18.
The Mayo Clinic is unceasingly developing and applying the latest technology for cancer treatments. A very recent one is preventing chemo patients from losing hair, by applying a special kind of cap set at very cold temperatures, in order to protect their hair follicles.
On the other hand, the Mayo Clinic has also focused on a holistic approach, not neglecting the spiritual and emotional conflicts and needs that might arise during treatment. Therefore, trained and level 2-certified providers of reiki or healing touch provide volunteer services, to patients at both Mayo Clinic Hospital campuses and some outpatient areas.
Furthermore, in the same tune as the post Healing the Healer, the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center‘s mission is to improve the health and well-being of the Mayo Clinic employees, retirees, and volunteers. They provide healing enhancements in conjunction with Mayo Clinic’s Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program, which is another great step towards spreading energy healing as a personal tool of self-knowledge and not just as a symptom reliever.