Medical Reiki: Why Reiki is Crucial in Modern Medicine

by | May 5, 2022 | Reiki Healing

Raven Keyes, Founder of Medical Reiki Works, shares her mission to bring the practice of Reiki into mainstream medicine

““The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.” ~ Hippocrates 

What is a Medical Reiki?

WE ARE LIVING IN A TIME of so much sickness in the world, and a time in which modern medicine can perform miraculous, life-saving treatments that can be very traumatic to those who receive them. I have often-times been told by individuals I have met along the way in my career that without Reiki during their medical treatments, the reality of feeling shattered, and even invaded by the energy of the doctors performing medical interventions, is very pronounced after invasive treatments, like heart surgeries and transplants. I’ve found Reiki’s power prevents all these traumatic things from happening.

Since the year 2000, through no effort on my part, and even against anything I ever wished to do as a Reiki Master, I have found myself in operating rooms, delivering Reiki to people during life-saving operations performed by surgeons in New York City – surgeons who have the hearts of scientists, wishing to see what Reiki could do for their patients. It has been very difficult to bring Reiki forward into modern medicine; yet because the surgeons I have worked with are world-renowned specialists – assets to their hospitals, meaning patients come for surgeries based on the reputation of these surgeons, I have been allowed to lay the groundwork for an evolution in patient care. This evolution has been hard-fought by me on many levels over the years. Just because the lead surgeons have invited me into their operating rooms, doesn’t mean that everyone present has been happy to see me. Explaining why I am there is a constant task, even to this day.

Yet, when a patient receives Reiki during their treatment(s), the outcomes are incredibly different, and so positive that the results cannot be denied.


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In a time when opioid addiction often starts because of medical events and the pain following invasive surgeries, I have noticed that when one receives Reiki during their medical circumstance, no matter how serious the surgery, they do not need lots of pain medication, and usually don’t even need anything beyond an aspirin two days after their surgery. Not only that, but they also heal so much faster! Surgeons and doctors are stunned by this fact.

Yet the culture in which medicine is delivered is one of high education and specialties that are credentialed. Originally tasked by the angels with teaching other Reiki Masters everything I know about bringing Reiki into an operating room, into other medical venues including chemotherapy, and to share the protocols I originally created for myself to be safe and to work as part of a surgical team, it has now become obvious that Reiki cannot enter mainstream medicine without there being a credential with a name that includes terminology that medicine can accept.

What is now known as Medical Reiki™ came into existence from the collaboration between myself and Dr. Sheldon Marc Feldman – the only globally revered surgeon in the world who fully supports Reiki and who has sent his patients to me from the moment of their diagnosis to the end of their treatment. Medical Reiki is considered by him and a team of researchers from Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein School of Medicine, to be so important that we are about to begin a research project into the efficacy of using Medical Reiki in conjunction with conventional medicine for breast cancer surgery.

Dr. Feldman and I started a not-for-profit company called Medical Reiki Works which has a presence as a group on Facebook, and almost every dollar to pay for this special research that will advance Reiki into the mainstream, has come from Reiki Practitioners from around the world. Research is expensive! Since the donations ranged from $10 USD, $25, $50, $100 – whatever the Reiki Practitioners could afford – it took time to raise the funds; yet we, as the Reiki community, were able to do it!

The research was about to begin, and then COVID struck hard in the City of New York.


The Medical Reiki team was not allowed into the hospital, so everything came to a screeching halt for more than two years. Now we are finally getting close to beginning, if COVID is kept at bay.

Meanwhile, preparing for a future in which so many practitioners will be needed to step into hospitals to care for the patients of surgeons and doctors, I am creating a world-wide team of credentialed practitioners who are listed on a Registry by location, ready to be sent out to medical patients and doctors upon request.


Dr. Feldman’s greatest desire is for this spiritual practice that protects and heals to go forward so that patients all over the world have access to Medical Reiki as part of their medical treatments. Directed by the angels, and supported by Dr. Feldman, this team of credentialed practitioners is made up of Reiki Masters from around the world who have been trained to work in medicine.

Dr. Feldman has been invited to speak in Japan on behalf of the medical community at the 100-year celebration of Usui Reiki Ryoho regarding the use of Medical Reiki in medicine.


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Author Bio

Raven Keyes, CMRM, RMT, author of Medical Reiki, A Groundbreaking Approach to Using Energy Medicine for Challenging Treatments. Beginning in heart surgery with Dr. Mehmet Oz in November 2000, Raven presently works with breast cancer surgeon Dr. Sheldon Marc Feldman, Chief of Breast Surgery & Breast Surgical Oncology and Director of Breast Cancer Services and Professor of Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, not just with his surgery patients, but also on the scientific research of Reiki. Raven also trains and certifies Reiki Masters from around the world to work safely in surgery and in other medical venues where patients are at risk of trauma. She is also the author of the award-winning The Healing Power of Reiki and The Healing Light of Angels.

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