Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health flu-related visitor restrictions have been lifted. However, because babies, especially those who are ill or premature, are at higher risk of serious complications if they get the flu, visitation restrictions are still in place for all Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) until further notice.
Reiki (sometimes called palm healing) is an integrative medicine technique that has been adapted across varying cultural traditions.
This hands-on healing technique promotes balance in mind, body and spirit. Reiki practitioners use the technique to transfer “universal energy” through the palms, which is believed to encourage healing. Most patients who experience Reiki feel deep relaxation and reduced stress.
Reiki is a safe, noninvasive practice that does not interfere with any medical treatment or drug regimen prescribed by your child's doctor. In addition to Reiki therapy, you and your child can learn to practice Reiki at home with family and friends.
Reiki is a powerful yet gentle tool for healing and self-healing. It involves the following:
You can expect your child’s Reiki treatment session at Riley at IU Health to last around one hour. Following a Reiki treatment session, your child can resume regular activity.