Recognized across the US for his approachable bedside manner and extraordinary breadth of medical knowledge, Dr. Mehmet Oz connects people to important health issues on his syndicated television program, “The Dr. Oz Show,” one of the highest-rated daily television programs in the nation. Drawing an average of 4 million viewers a day, Oz’s voice is a strong one in the American health community, and he has spoken loudly and firmly: in addition to traditional medical treatment, Oz has continually touted the benefits of a holistic healthcare approach. One of the pillars of this integrative style is the inclusion of Reiki therapy.
I know firsthand the amazing miracles we can achieve with modern Western medicine, but I also know that for centuries, people around the world have developed alternative therapies to treat the body, mind, and the soul. – Dr. Oz
Reiki energy healing, in particular, makes Oz’s list of effective medical alternatives that boost overall health and wellbeing. Why? Put simply, its ability to re-balance bodily and cognitive systems serves as not only an instant potential pain reliever but also a long-term preventive therapy. Offering a non-invasive complement to Western therapies, Reiki may help ease conditions like headaches, arthritis, and high blood pressure. In the hands of Reiki Professionals, a patient can experience an increase in the flow of his or her qi life force by harnessing the power of universal energy.
Oz’s wife, Lisa Oz, knows firsthand the benefits of Reiki and its great potential as a catalyst for medical breakthroughs. As a Reiki master, she wholly embraces energy healing, pointing out in a recent interview that “the next wave of medical advances will be when we come to recognize the body as an energetic system.”
Indeed, Reiki’s capacity for attunement represents a powerful possibility for this ancient practice. Although the National Institutes of Health has completed little clinical research, already certain studies from researchers like Thrane and Cohen and DiNucci have noted significant outcomes of energy healing used for wound healing, anxiety, and palliative treatment for those suffering from mesothelioma or advanced AIDS. With near zero risk for negative outcomes, Reiki becomes a viable treatment for a multitude of other ailments, too.
We are embarking on this whole new vista of opportunities, it broadens dramatically the spectrum of where we might be able to go in our bodies. – Dr. Oz
Even while acknowledging the limitations of clinical research, many doctors grant that Reiki has vast potential. In an interview with O, The Oprah Magazine, Dr. Erin Olivo, the former director of the Integrative Medicine Program at Columbia University, notes that Reiki may be helpful for heart conditions, stress-related symptoms, and more.