Reiki has been used in Asia for many years, however, the rise of this complementary therapy in the United Kingdom began in the late twentieth century. Due to the results obtained with the application of this therapy, the benefits of Reiki are recognized more and more all over the world.
As a result of this, Reiki is now being used, mainly on a voluntary basis, in a wide variety of settings in the United Kingdom, including many parts of the National Health Service
For example, at the University College Hospital in London, there is a complementary therapy team in charge of applying Reiki to patients, particularly those suffering from serious diseases such as cancer. This therapy has also been used successfully to treat the emotional stress suffered by relatives of patients with potentially lethal diseases.
The General Hospital of Southhampton has managed to improve the level of satisfaction of the patients through the application of complementary therapies such as Reiki in conjunction with traditional treatment, as they showed that this method promotes relaxation, reduces anxiety and alleviates the symptoms related to the diseases.
King’s Mill Hospital is funded by the Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which provides specialized services in complementary therapies, including Reiki, reflexology and others.
At Aintree University Hospitals in Liverpool, both full-time and part-time professionals have been trained to apply Reiki with the aim of alleviating the diseases that most often afflict the elderly such as arthritis, diabetes, cancer, even the Parkinson’s disease, among others.
Reiki and other similar energy therapies can be very useful in the prevention and remission of many diseases that cause great human suffering and great costs to the health system.