The International Center for Reiki Training estimated that there are 4,000,000 people throughout the world who have taken at least one level of Reiki training. There are three traditional levels of expertise.
Today, Reiki education is offered free of charge in more than 800 American Hospitals as a means to accelerate the healing process and to alleviate pain.
Those hospitals are listed on this PDF document which may be downloaded here.
Reference: Courtesy of the Green Lotus
Reiki is also found in hospitals, clinics, hospices, palliative centers, and private facilities throughout the United Kingdom, Europe and the Eastern world.
A press release from the American Hospitals Association, dated September 15th, 2008, and titled “Latest Survey Shows More Hospitals Offering Complementary and Alternative Medicine Services” brought additional positive strength to the integration of Reiki into current care.
“Reiki has become a sought-after healing art among patients and mainstream medical professionals.”
– Dr. Oz
The American Medical Association has added Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) treatments to their directory of billable procedures.
Several insurance companies within Canada also recognize Reiki performed by a CRA (Canadian Reiki Association) member in their Extended Health Benefits and Flex Benefits coverage plans.