Reiki is a non-invasive energy therapy with Japanese origins. Its practice balances the body’s biofield and boosts the body’s capability to heal itself.
During a Reiki session, energy flows through a practitioner’s hands into deficient or constrained areas in the biofield.
It fills them with more positive energy and strengthens energy pathways so the individual can more easily heal in a naturally supported way. The nursing diagnosis appropriate for this situation is “Disturbed Energy Field.”
Although it has many spiritual aspects, Reiki is not a religion
A Reiki practitioner encourages a healthy flow of energy within a client during a Reiki session or treatment. This therapy forms an important part of self-care and is easy to include in a lifestyle. In short, Reiki can soothe, nurture, and restore individuals and help to reduce stress and tension.
Reiki benefits nurses and their patients
A 2010 National Institutes of Health (USA) study revealed that more than 1.2 million adults had utilized some type of energy therapy like Reiki the prior year.
Other studies have revealed positive Reiki outcomes on patients with advanced AIDS cases, wounds, and pain.
Reiki Benefits for your Nursing Practice
Nurses themselves receive positive benefits from Reiki, such as:
- Energy increase
- Stress reduction
- Avoidance of healing profession burnout
- Sense of well being
Reiki training can make a nurse even more aware of subtle energies affecting a patient’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs, particularly in home care, labor and delivery, recovery room scenarios.
Many nurses are very intuitive and therefore well suited to become Reiki practitioners.
All nurses are very compassionate and caring, desiring the best for the patients in their care.
Still interested in adding Reiki to your nursing practice?
Start today with learning Reiki First Degree which links you with great resources and to other successful professionals who are helping to heal the world, one patient at a time.