Reiki is an ancient, very specific form of energy healing in which hands are placed just above the body or lightly touching the body, as in “laying on of hands.” Reiki can also be done “long distance” as a form of prayer. It creates deep relaxation, helps speed healing, and reduces pain. 8 years ago when I was hospitalized in Washington D.C. for cancer treatment, I experienced Reiki for the first time and it was an amazing experience. It transcended me to a higher place of no pain.

Practices like Reiki are being integrated into mainstream hospitals - slowly but surely. Find out more about this alternative treatment in this detailed article here.