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Reiki in Australian Hospitals

Reiki in Australia today

A growing body of research is showing that the system of Reiki plays an important part in improving, among many other benefits,

  • the quality of life for those with life-limiting illness.

  • reduction of pain,

  • reduction of side effects of Chemotherapy,

  • reduction of stress and anxiety.

Reiki is a Complementary Therapy

For this reason in many countries, including Australia, the system of Reiki as a complementary therapy, is currently being provided in many Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Palliative Care Centres, and Community Service Settings.


The Australian Reiki Connection (ARC) is playing an important role in bringing about the integration of the system of Reiki, as a standalone therapy, into mainstream Healthcare.

Towards this end ARC is working with its members in further developing professional standards for Reiki practitioners and is the first Australian Reiki Association to introduce for its professional members, criteria for the teaching of Reiki. 

Since 1997 the Australian Reiki Connection, has consistently pursued on behalf of its members and the general public, continual communication with relevant Australian government departments, on the subject of the development of professional standards inline with the needs of Reiki practitioners and their clients, Reiki teachers and their students.

Reiki in Australian Hospitals 

Reiki is becoming increasingly popular in Australian hospitals, providing comfort and relief to patients. A selection of Australia Hospitals that provide Reiki services include:

  • Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, WA

  • Fiona Stanley Hospital. Cancer Care

  • St. John of God Subiaco Hospital Bunbury Clinic, WA

  • Albany Hospital, WA

  • J. W. Whittle Palliative Care Unit, Tasmania

  • The Mater, North Sydney


These hospitals offer Reiki as part of their holistic approach to patient care, and many have dedicated Reiki practitioners.


The Australian Reiki Connection is proud to be part of this growing movement in healthcare and is committed to helping ensure that Reiki is available to everyone who needs it.


Research into the Benefits of Reiki

The Australian Reiki Connection has compiled a selection of Reiki research papers on the benefits of Reiki.

Reiki in Australian Hospitals
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