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Cancer Patients Could Consider Incorporating Reiki Therapy Into Their Treatment

October 11, 2010 by  

Cancer patients could consider incorporating Reiki therapy into their treatmentIndividuals who undergo chemotherapy treatment may experience unwanted side effects. However, these patients could incorporate Reiki therapy and other forms of massage which may reduce these symptoms.

The Billerica Minuteman reports that Gen Lopez, from Billerica, Mass., was being treated with chemotherapy after she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Lopez felt weak and turned to Reiki therapy.

According to the news provider, Reiki is healing that is channeled through the hands of those performing the therapy. Although Lopez did not feel completely better, she was able to function and go to work as a result of this treatment. She told the news source that Reiki took away the pain she had been feeling from chemotherapy.

Each person who undergoes Reiki has a different outcome. Some may feel relaxed while others feel energy running through their body. Kathy Lynch, a nutrition consultant, told the news source that this therapy can be helpful in fighting disease because it keeps "the body's energy level high." She added that healthy foods, such as vegetables, which are rich in vitamin C, also allow cancer patients to combat side effects as it can lower the sugar levels in their bodies.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, up to 4 out of every 100 women who are age 60 or older will be diagnosed with breast cancer. These individuals could add Reiki therapy into their treatment as it may help alleviate their pain.

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  • s c

    Massage therapy may help people feel better, but unless you take steps to compensate for chemotherapy’s side-effects, you’re truly whizzing up a tree. If you have cancer, it’s because your immune system is weak.
    Eat quality food. Stay away from sugar and all corn-based sweeteners. Drink quality water. Find yourself a healthcare professional who makes getting you healthy his main objective.
    Seek those who get results. Avoid those who say ‘cut, burn and poison’ are your best defenses.

  • http://www.reikisanantonio.com Carolyn Maloney

    My students and I volunteer on a regular basic for Cancer Therapy Research Center in the chemo lab. The people and their family are all together there for support because this is a very scary situation. We do Reiki on anyone that is there because the stress on the family is as rough as the stress on the Cancer Patient.
    They love our Reiki sessions and say it helps all of them relax and get into a better positive state of mind. We are usually greeted with “Yay there are the Reiki People!”
    Obviously there are rules and regulations and we are as professional and practical as possible.

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