Reiki perspectives: Reiki healing, a doctor's experience
I am always grateful to teach a physician, nurse, or other licensed health care professional to practice Reiki self-treatment. When we help a caregiver take better care of him or herself, we reach a lot of people. It's likely they will find ways to insert at least moments of Reiki touch to ease their patients' suffering, but even if they don't deliberately integrate Reiki in their conventional care, their patients and families and friends will benefit from their own self-treatment. When teaching in medical environments, I often say, "The care of the patient begins with the care of the caregiver." That said, I enjoy hearing from my students about how their Reiki practice is unfolding, and this feedback from a physician in a recent class particularly moved me.