Reiki for Cancer

Reiki for Cancer

Reiki is becoming an increasingly popular adjunct therapy for conventional cancer treatment. Symptoms such as anxiety, pain and mood disturbance may not respond well to conventional treatment or patients may have a poor tolerance for standard interventions and experience uncomfortable side effects. Reiki helps relieve pain giving patients the benefit of restored circulation and healing to affected area(s).  Patients see immediate results from pain associated with radiation treatments which cause swelling and redness. Reiki gives cancer patients a renewed sense of hope and as they experience relief from inflammation, pain and other side effects that allow them to resume some normal daily living activities.  By restoring vital energetic flow, Reiki works to strengthen your body’s natural immune system, re-balances your hormone regulation and digestives systems as well.  

For patients who are seeking palliative care, Reiki provides comfort to the emotional, mental and spiritual needs of patients as it continues to re-balance the body.  Patients at the end stage of life experience greater peace and tranquility as they transition.  Reiki is also vital for caregivers and family members to relieve the stress and mental/emotional exhaustion that accompanies end stage care. Patients at the end stage of life experience greater peace as they transition.  Reiki is also vital for caregivers and family members to relieve the stress and the mental/emotional exhaustion that accompanies end stage care.

Stress Reduction Lowers Risk of Cancer

Research from Ohio State University suggests that stress can boost the risk of breast cancer and recurrence, plus heighten its aggressiveness by altering hormones and impairing immunity. The deep relaxation response of Reiki turns off the Adrenal glands which produce adrenaline and cortisol, two of the primary stress hormones in our bodies.

​American Cancer Society Publishes Evidence for Use of Reiki

​There is much anecdotal evidence published by the American Cancer Society and other sources that people living with cancer who have chosen to use Reiki reported less pain, nausea and vomiting after receiving Reiki sessions during their cancer treatment protocol. The natural detoxification facilitated by Reiki helps relieve uncomfortable symptoms.

Reiki provides measurable improvement for reducing side effects such as:

  • alleviate depression
  • anxiety
  • insomnia and pain
  • slow disease progression

​Reiki Reduces Pain:

  • The American Cancer Society released evidence showing that patients undergoing Reiki treatments during their cancer protocol reported less pain.
  • The Abramson Cancer Center’s Integrative oncology Initiative showed that Reiki therapy for cancer treatments helps reduce a person’s perception of pain, decreased stress levels, reduced anxiety and increased relaxation in those studied.

​Reiki also supports improved health by assisting:​

  • improved immune function
  • improved sleep patterns
  • improved digestion

​​American Cancer Society & Penn Medicine

Study: 2008 Children’s Hospital Boston – Reports use of Reiki by oncology nurses supports a relaxation response that helps patients feel more peaceful and experience less pain.

​Benefits of Reiki for Emotional Well-Being:

Hospitals and medical schools now offer anecdotal evidence of people living with cancer reporting improved emotional well-being with the use of Reiki. People often reported:​

  • Improved sense of well-being, refreshed spirit
  • Restored mental clarity
  • Restored sense of mental and physical balance quality of life
  • Enhanced spiritual well-being

​Clients reported that Reiki assisted in helping them feel strengthened with improved overall health and energy for daily life.

  • find a sense of meaning in their experience of illness
  • support for inner transformation and emotional well-being

​​Reiki is Safe to Use Anytime as a non-invasive stress reduction technique. Reiki has no side effects or complications and never causes any harm. ​

  • Use Reiki at any time before or following your diagnosis to alleviate anxiety, pain, etc.
  • While actively undergoing treatment
  • When in remission to sustain balance
  • During late stages of cancer and facing a poor prognosis to promote feelings of peace, and assist with end of life transition.

Client Testimonial

“When I was diagnosed with cancer in 2018, I was terrified and lost. I turned to reiki because I felt I needed healing from another source. While undergoing radiation, reiki helped alleviate some pain and inflammation. All of my doctors were amazed at how well I was able to function during treatments and I have to believe reiki contributed to this. When Anne would work on parts of my head and neck, I could feel the energy moving through my body. It was a feeling unlike any other. Anne is a wonderful soul. She is warm, comfortable and understanding. I always felt taken care of when working with her.”

~ L. Lusby