4 Tips and Resources for How to add Reiki to a Clinical Practice

Considering adding Reiki to you clinic?  Read more below.

If you are a Reiki healer, you may wonder if it’s feasible to add a healing modality such as Reiki to a clinic setting.  It is absolutely feasible and rewarding to offer Reiki in a clinical setting. 

In this post, I will offer my experience and some recommendations if you are considering performing Reiki in a clinical setting.

Gather Your Data

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It helps to do some research on how Reiki has been tested clinically.  Leaders of organizations will need this information  in order to decide if Reiki is worth adding.

You can find free research articles in a number of places.  Here is a list of the databases I frequently use:

These are resources where you can find research articles for scientific evidence of the efficacy of Reiki. You can simply type in any search you want in these databases and you should be able to have access to several articles that will be free.

I typically rely on PubMed because of the rigorous scientific process as required for any article to be listed on this database.

Google scholar is particularly helpful if you’re wanting to capture a large number of research articles.

The international association of Reiki professionals has collected several useful articles you can use for your own review as well as for literature to provide for organizational leaders.

Training Practitioners

Depending on the size and resources of any organization that’s considering adding reiki, it may be feasible to offer training through the organization. Most Reiki practitioner receipt training on their own. If they’re already trained the clinic or hospital May verify training by showing of a certificate.

Training individuals that are interested in Reiki should be fairly simple. Many courses can be completed within a few hours. Educating the staff of the availability of this training will likely be very pleasant as many individuals working in hospitals and clinics are natural empaths and will be attracted to this type of healing modality.

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Nuts and Bolts of Starting Practice

  • Massage table or massage chair
  • Recommended sanitation equipment such as hand sanitizer
  • Option for distance session using teleconference or phone

There is very little need equipment to start making a practice. When I added Reiki to my own clinical practice I only added a few candles for aromatherapy. We opted to use the exam tables or a chair and dedicated one exam room for this treatment to share quiet.

Providing distance sessions especially during the pandemic is ideal. These could be scheduled just like any other appointment and would allow the client to remain in their home safely while they receive the treatment. From my experiences a physician is well as a Reiki practitioner, I would recommend offering distance sessions first.

Scheduling and Payment

In the United states, complementary treatments are rarely covered by insurance. Patients will need to be educated on this fact likely multiple times. Unfortunately, they will have to pay cash for their treatment. This is where the challenge will be the greatest. In a healthcare system where patients are not used to paying for cash up front for services, there will be resistance. However, if you are considering adding this treatment modality to your clinical setting, providing educational material, handouts, webinars will help the patients understand the value of this care.

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