The Schools of Allied Health, Integrative Medicine, offers an evidence-based Reiki Therapy training program in coordination with Beaumont oncology services. This program is unique in that it is clinically-focused. We believe it is one of the top programs of its kind in the country.
An overview of Reiki Therapy
The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) at the National Institutes of Health defines Reiki Therapy as “a complementary health approach in which practitioners place their hands lightly on or just above a person, with the goal of facilitating the person’s own healing response.” (2015)
Reiki Therapy is considered to be a low risk intervention, since no serious side effects or risks have been identified in research studies. Reiki is facilitated either with a very light touch, or slightly off the body without touch, making it a beneficial therapeutic option for those who are in pain. Reiki Therapy has been offered at Beaumont through the Department of Integrative Medicine since 2004.
Consistent research-documented outcomes of Reiki Therapy include:
- pain relief
- reduced anxiety and depression
- lower levels of stress
- increased relaxation