Promising Numbers

Two months ago the GatewayCR.org blog gave anecdotal numbers from cancer patients receiving Reiki at a university hospital cancer infusion center, reporting “much to great” improvement for:

  • Relaxation (89%)
  • Anxiety and worry (75%)
  • Improved attitude (75%)
  • Improved mood (81%)
  • Improved sleep (43%)
  • Reduced pain (45%)
  • Reduced isolation and loneliness (38%)
  • Improved mood (30%)

Gateway also reported that a sampling of the latest research shows Reiki may be particularly beneficial for cancer patients and that researchers concluded: “Reiki results in a broad range of symptomatic benefits, including improvements in common cancer-related symptoms.”