The Reiki roundup
Wayne, NJ, USA: Reiki, a Japanese hands-on therapy, works at balancing the body's energy . Tihan, the founder of The Reiki Healing Center of NJ now puts her traditionally trained scientific mind to work to demystify Reiki (pronounced "ray-key"), the Japanese hands-on healing method used for stress reduction, relaxation and to promote healing.
Baltimore, MD, USA: The Reiki clinic at Metro Health offers an alternative to conventional therapy. In a darkened room, used normally for chemotherapy, Reiki practitioner Anita Hayes works on client Fran Gonzalez. Many people, like Gonzalez, choose Reiki to relieve stress. "Reiki really helps to focus your mind, body, spirit and soul," she says.
Syracuse, NY, USA: A healing energy? Now in hospitals, Reiki musters critics and fans. A controversial healing therapy touted by some as an almost magical stress reliever and dismissed by others as quackery is going mainstream at some Syracuse hospitals.
Vancouver, Canada: Reiki on Morning TV. Tania and Virginia talk about and demonstrate Reiki on Breakfast Television
Harrisburg, PA, USA: Integrative therapy program helps cancer patients through treatment and recovery. The Harrisburg resident found relief through participation in a community-based integrative therapy program in Carlisle called Partners in Wellness, aimed specifically at improving quality of life for cancer patients during treatment and recovery.
Boston, MA, USA: Many patients faced with hospitalization are under a great deal of stress, but thanks to Brigham and Woman's Hospital Department of Nursing’s Integrative Care Reiki Volunteer Program, these patients—and their families—have a way to relax.