With the growing demand for different options to conventional care, Reiki's popularity is on the rise. People are seeking out alternative and complementary holistic services for their physical and emotional issues. This new thinking goes for their pets too!
On Oprah Winfrey’s program on alternative medicine, celebrity heart surgeon, Dr. Mehmet Oz mentioned Reiki when making his case that “the next big frontier is energy medicine.”
The Dr. Oz Show is one of the highest-rated TV programs in the nation, drawing an average of 4 million viewers a day. "We are embarking on this whole new vista of opportunities," Oz says of energy medicine. It broadens dramatically the spectrum of where we might be able to go in our bodies."
Above are a few celebrities that have incorporated Reiki into their lifestyles.
Did you know that many hospitals in the U.S. offer Reiki volunteer services and this trend is continuing to grow?
• Many patients are requesting Reiki practitioners be present in their surgery rooms.
• More than 30,000 nurses in U.S. hospitals have learned energy healing practices to use alongside their medical expertise.
(*Healing Touch Professional Association)
A few local hospitals that incorporate Reiki into their healing programs:
Yale New Haven Hospital and Children's Hospital
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Columbia University Medical Center for Children with Cancer
Many veterinarians are now seeing the benefit of incorporating Reiki into their practice.
"As the acceptance and demand for holistic therapies in humans increases, many pet owners are seeking similar therapies for their pets as well....Reiki is a gentle, noninvasive, holistic energy healing system that yields powerful results for body, mind and spirit. Reiki is a wonderful healing tool for pain relief following surgery, easing symptoms of chronic conditions and calming an animal’s anxiety and fear. Reiki can be offered in conjunction with rehabilitation or as individual Reiki sessions."
- Animal Medical Center in NYC