Reiki is usually translated as "universal life energy." It is a holistic healing system, meaning that it treats the whole being, healing at all levels: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. A Reiki practitioner places their hands on the client or pet or just above the body of the person or pet. A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radianr energy that flows through and around you, Reiki is being used in many hospitals around the world and St. Johnï¿½s in Oxnard and Camarillo has a Reiki staff attached to the Cancer Center at the present time.
Virginia is teaching Reiki Level l and Reiki Level ll in Ventura. Check her website to find the dates and times that the classes are offered.
Reiki in Medicine
Most nurses to whom we teach Reiki use it in routine patient care. Nurses report that certain shifts in patients' conditions are common following Reiki treatment. These shifts include the following:
ï¿½EPatients "pink up" (i.e. circulation increases)
ï¿½EHands and feet warm up
ï¿½EPatients sleep calmly and for extended periods
ï¿½ERelaxation response is elicited
ï¿½ELess time is needed to calm patients following a stressful event
ï¿½EPatients have a more positive attitude
ï¿½EPatients are more cooperative
ï¿½EPatients report decreased pain