The purpose of this blog is purely educational. It does not advise any reader to forgo medical treatment for any condition. It describes methods that have not yet been proven effective through widespread scientific testing. Readers who are concerned about their health are advised to contact their physician.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Follow up to "Open Letter to Oncologists"

Recently I received an e-mail from a fellow energy healer, Reiki Master Alice Langholt. She and a colleague have been treating a woman with inoperable breast and bone cancer who had been bed-ridden for six weeks. The patient was exhausted and in pain, unable even to sit up on her own. With treatment she sat up, experienced more energy, developed better colour, then was eventually able to get up and to get around with a walker and even walked downstairs with the help of her physical therapist for the first time since July. She has been receiving bioenergetic support in the form of Reiki, Quantum Touch, or cranio-sacral therapy three to four times a week. Alice has also taught both her and her husband Reiki so they can do treatments on their own. While Reiki will likely not halt her cancer, for now she is feeling better.

In an earlier post I spoke directly to oncologists advocating bioenergy therapies for patients who in their view have come to the end of the road of curative treatment and were now looking at hospice and palliation. I pointed to our experience which showed that with energy healing the qualitative daily experience of life could be considerably improved for such patients, sometimes even bringing physical improvement.

Bioenergetic support makes sense for cancer patients in any phase of their illness. Many hospitals now offer Reiki or Therapeutic Touch, in most cases free. In most cities there are competent Reiki practitioners and teachers and there is now a growing number of Bengston Method and Domancic Method practitioners throughout North America. One single appointment can show a cancer patient what these therapies can do for his or her well-being.