24.6.09

Reiki in the Military

Here some good news. I read from William Lee Rand (reiki.org) that Reiki is being used in Veterans hospitals to treat solders returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Main treatments are for brain injury, PTSD and other conditions. Psychologist John E. Fortunato started the The Fort Bliss Restoration and Resilience Center (July 2007). Patients volunteer for the program and receive about half the medication that those in other programs receive. The program makes use of a wide range of therapy including exercise, group sports activities, and various complementary therapies as Reiki. Reiki has been found effective in treating hyper arousal, anxiety, panic and tension induced physical pain. Moreover, the Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey suggested replication of the programme throughout the military, and apparently $4 Million US grant money is being allocated to study the effectiveness of complimentary therapies that include Reiki. More information @ the following links:

http://thejournal.epluribusmedia.net/index.php/op-ed/44-general%20op-ed/154-military-and-va-using-reiki-to-heal-returning-veterans http://ptsdcombat.blogspot.com/2008/07/army-chief-fort-bliss-warrior.htmlhttp://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2008/03/army-bioenergy/http://www.veteranstoday.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=5613http://www.reikiabq.com/lists/cgi-bin/mail.cgi/archive/stories/newest/http://soldiersmind.com/2008/05/14/fort-bliss-center-using-holistic-approach-to-treat-ptsd/