Reiki for Veterans? Military and VA Testing, Already Using Ancient Touch Therapy

Reiki for Veterans? Military and VA Testing, Already Using Ancient Touch Therapy

The Department of Veterans Affairs uses it in their Hepatitis C treatment program. Fort Bliss’ Warrior Resilience program — the same one Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey believesshould be replicated throughout the military — uses it as one tool to help soldiers strengthen and recover following combat. Military OneSource’s Health Library says itRead More

Introduction to Jikiden Reiki

Introduction to Jikiden Reiki

by Tadao Yamaguchi – President, Jikiden Reiki Institute, Kyoto Japan   “My mother, Chiyoko Yamaguchi, first learned Reiki in 1938 from Chujiro Hayashi sensei. She spent the whole of her life treating others and perfecting the art of using Reiki in the simplest and most effective way, as Chujiro HayashiRead More

Reiki goes mainstream: Spiritual touch practice now commonplace in hospitals

Reiki goes mainstream: Spiritual touch practice now commonplace in hospitals

CHATSWORTH, Calif. — Sandra Delgado wasn’t held much as a child growing up in a stern, Catholic, Mexican-immigrant home in the San Fernando Valley. A high-stress job and spiking blood pressure led her to discover the healing power of human touch a year ago when she walked into her firstRead More

Making the Case for Integrative Health Care

Making the Case for Integrative Health Care

AS HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS work to transition from fee-for-service to value-based care, some are finding that keeping people healthy may be more cost effective that simply treating symptoms. The key, according to a panel of experts at the U.S. News Healthcare of Tomorrow conference, is integrative health. In a discussion Friday in Washington, D.C., moderatedRead More

Effects of Reiki on Autonomic Activity Early After Acute Coronary Syndrome

Effects of Reiki on Autonomic Activity Early After Acute Coronary Syndrome

Autonomic dysfunction, as measured by heart rate variability (HRV), predicts outcome after myocardial infarction. Medications that enhance parasympathetic tone, such as beta-adrenergic blockers, improve outcomes. Although the detrimental effects of emotional stress on both autonomic function and cardiovascular disease are well recognized, the beneficial effects of complementary modalities aimed atRead More