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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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