Dr. Oz - Reiki as His Number One Doctor's Order

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Renowned cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz recommends Reiki as his number one “Doctor’s Order” on The Dr. Oz Show: “Try Reiki” Dr. Oz urges 3.5 million TV viewers. Dr. Mehmet Oz, who has made frequent appearances on the Oprah Winfrey Show, as well as Larry King, CNN, and other networks, recommended Reiki as one of his favorite complementary therapies on his own popular TV show, The Dr. Oz Show.

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Dr. Oz began by saying “I’ve worked and trained in some of the finest medical schools and hospitals in this country, and I know first hand the amazing miracles we can achieve with modern Western medicine, but I also know that for centuries, people around the world have developed alternative therapies that treat the body, mind, and the soul. So today I’m revealing my ultimate alternative medicine secrets. If you’ve got a medical problem you can’t solve, you may find the answer in the next few minutes.”


Dr. Oz also expanded his views on energy medicine saying that he believes it “may be ultimately the most important alternative medicine treatment of all. And we are embarking on this whole new vista of opportunities; it broadens dramatically the spectrum of where we might be able to go in our bodies, and this is the area of energy medicine.” In summing up, Dr. Oz presented his top 3 “Oz’s Orders” with Reiki taking top spot: “First off, try Reiki,” said Dr. Oz, “This alternative medicine treatment can manipulate your energy and cure what ails you.” He also recommended boosting the metabolism and checking blood pressure. “Those are my Doctor’s Orders,” concluded Dr. Oz.

The show featured several complementary medicine practices and Dr. Oz, who’s wife Lisa is a Reiki Master, introduced Reiki saying “The next one I’m going to talk about is one of my favorites. We’ve been using it in the Oz family for years.”The audience member reported that after a few minutes of Reiki, her headache was relieved. That experience is just one of a growing number of reports indicating that Reiki has medical significance.



A 2008 survey indicated that 15 percent of U.S. hospitals offered Reiki as a part of their routine patient services. Hartford Hospital in Connecticut reported that patients who received Reiki experienced pain reduction by 78 percent, and patient sleep was improved by 86 percent. Julie Motz, a Reiki healer who works with Dr. Mehmet Oz at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, assisted during both open heart surgery and transplants. She reports that none of her patients treated thus far have experienced post-operative depression; all have reported a reduction in pain; and among transplant patients, none in her care have experienced organ rejection.

Even more astounding is a study conducted on the immune system in Portland, Oregon. Volunteers were divided into three groups, one received Reiki treatment, another received relaxation, and the third received nothing. Blood was drawn from participants before and after treatment. The study showed that the Reiki group received an immune enhancement by way of an increase of white blood cells after the treatment. Another study found that patients who received Reiki experienced a lower diastolic blood pressure. These exciting studies are opening the door for us to learn more about what Reiki can offer to the medical community, and its benefits on our bodies and immune systems.

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