Reiki in US hospitals

US Hospitals are extending their offer of CAM methods that work with life forces. William Lee Rand, founder and president of the Reiki Research Center and the International Reiki Teaching Center (227), published an article called Reiki in Hospitals about integrating Reiki into the healthcare offered by American hospitals. The article mentions the 2007 research which showed that energy therapy, including Reiki, was sought by 1.2 million adult Americans in the previous year. This article is cited below:

“Reiki is also gaining wider acceptance in the medical establishment. Hospitals are incorporating it into their roster of patient services, often with their own Reiki-trained physicians, nurses and support staff. Reiki was in use in hospital operating rooms as early as the mid-90's. (228) Since then its acceptance in medicine has grown. It is now listed in a nursing "scope and standards of practice" publication as an accepted form of care, (229) and a 2008 USA Today article reported that in 2007 15% of U.S. hospitals (over 800) offered Reiki as a regular part of patient services. (230)”  (231)