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Reiki Stories from various patients

Reiki Stories


Here are a few stories about the miracle working power of Reiki. Many of them are documented by before and after medical tests and the observations of licensed health care providers. Please note that while Reiki can cause miraculous healing, it does not always do so.

However most patients receive some level of healing with the minimum benefit being relaxation and stress reduction. If you have a medical or psychological condition, it is recommended that you use Reiki in conjunction with the help of a licensed health care provider. These stories are excerpted from a forthcoming book titled Reiki Stories.

Heart Healed
I sort of bumped into Reiki. In 2000 I wasn’t feeling well, and after a lot of tests I was told that I had had a silent heart attack. I have diabetes. I was told that I needed a heart catheterization, so one was scheduled. I live in a rural area and traveling to Syracuse, New York, was necessary. There was also a two-week wait. During this time I went with my partner to a college graduation party. There I met a woman who asked me if I was feeling OK. We discussed a few things, and then she asked me to come to her house during the week. Our schedules were pretty full and the only night I could go was the night before I traveled four hours to Syracuse for the test. I went, not knowing what I was invited for. She asked me if I had ever heard of Reiki, and I had not. She asked if she could do a treatment—what did I have to lose? The treatment was wonderful and lasted about an hour. I became very calm, then very emotional—such a release. When she was done she let me talk about anything I needed to talk about. I felt so loved, protected, and different. I had the procedure the next day. I was scared; I won’t deny that. During the treatment I began to cry; fear was taking over. The doctor told me to look at the monitors. There must have been ten of them against the wall. He then told me what he saw, and didn’t really understand. He said there was a very healthy heart on the screens, very healthy. There was no evidence of a heart attack, just a small valve problem. After the procedure he came to my room to talk with me. He said that he was sure I had had a heart attack—the echo, ultrasound, etc., had all indicated that I had, but there was no evidence of a heart attack. He didn’t understand it, he said. I said I did. After I got home the next day I called my friend, my Reiki teacher, and told her the story. At that point my desire to know and use Reiki began. She was a Reiki Master, and from her I too have learned. Do I believe the Reiki made the difference? Yes, with all my heart and spirit. I tell this story when I teach Reiki, and always become emotional, as I am now.


Doctor Uses Reiki
I’m a 30-year-old medical doctor from Romania, and I have two healing stories I would like to share with you.The first one is about a young woman (22 years old) who just ran away from the hospital because she was very afraid of the surgical intervention the doctors wanted to perform on her, in order to remove the 7-cm cyst (confirmed on an ultrasonography) on her right ovary. She contacted me on the telephone (she heard about me from a friend); fortunately for her, I was available, and I went to her that very evening. She was lying in her bed, with her boyfriend and the family gathered around her, and she was having a very intense pain in her right lower abdomen… she was hemorrhaging and was feeling really ill… At that time I had a pretty good perception of the aura, and I saw a hole in her right lower abdomen, about at the location of her right ovary, through which her energy was leaking. The rupture was caused by an energetic aggression of some kind in her aura. That’s where she was having the pain, she told me. So I started the first healing session using distant Reiki, not hands-on, from classical Reiki and from Karuna Reiki® and Seichim – over the “diseased” area, and over her entire organism. After one hour and 5 minutes, the area where she had the pain was literally “numb” (she described it exactly like that) – she did not feel the pain anymore – and she got off her bed and asked for something to eat.In the following days I performed another 2 (shorter) healing sessions (she was already feeling much better), and after that her doctor saw on the ultrasonography that the 7-cm cyst was completely gone! The second one was a case closer to me – someone in my family was having intense abdominal pains and severediarrhea that day (probably an alimentary intoxication from spoiled aliments). She took some medication, but to no avail… and finally, at 10 o’clock in the evening, she called me and asked me to help her. So I asked her to sit down in an armchair, and instructed her how to relax and breathe calmly, with her eyes closed. I began passing her symbols (mainly, power symbols and calming ones) – and after 30 minutes her abdominal pain was gone, and she went to bed and slept soundly that night. The next day all the trouble was gone. As a doctor, and as a holistic medicine practitioner, I believe Reiki can be one of the many powerful healing systems – too good to be described even in many, many words – and I am opened to dialogues and sharing experiences with others.

—Adrian Petre, M.D.

Reiki Helps Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
This past December, my 20-year old Niece was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. She was told she would receive 8 sessions of chemotherapy every other week and she would need to look for a wig by the second treatment for she would lose her hair. I began to send long distance Reiki to her in December. But after her first session of chemo, she needed daily injections of a drug to keep her white blood count up while the chemo wiped out her immune system. Since I am a nurse and live close to her I saw her daily for two weeks to give her injections until she was confident to do them herself. I of course offered her Reiki each visit. The first visit was between her first and second chemo session and she had just returned from shopping for wigs, none of which she bought because she did not like any. I said in passing to her while giving her the Reiki, “Wouldn’t it be nice if the divine energy saw to it you could keep your hair?” She said. “Yes of course”, and we both forgot about it. As each session of chemo passed, her doctor and all of the other “bald” patients in the department where astounded she was not losing her hair. The physician said if she didn’t lose her hair by the fourth session, she would not lose it. He was totally amazed and said he never saw anything like it!

My Niece is now getting her radiation and doing fine. She had minimal sickness after the chemo sessions, where most people suffer tremendously with nausea and vomiting. This type of Hodgkin’s is a very curable cancer, so I’m not surprised my Niece is doing so well. The miracle is in having no hair loss and also minimal sickness during the hard doses of chemotherapy.

—Gerri Delmont RN

Reiki and Prostate Cancer
With the thought of promoting Reiki, I called an assisted-living center to offer an Introduction to Reiki class with free mini-Reiki sessions. When I asked the social director if he was familiar with Reiki he said, “Let me tell you my story,” and proceeded to tell me that he had been recently diagnosed with prostate cancer. His massage therapist, Reiki Level II, had been told by a psychic that he (the social director) needed to receive three treatments in close succession by three Reiki healers. I quickly set things in motion and our team performed Reiki on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. No other treatment was given. Prior to treatment his test confirmed he was 4.0 and his doctor diagnosed that he had prostate cancer. The Monday after we completed the three treatments he was again tested. On the following Wednesday he called to say the test results showed 0.3 and that he was free of cancer. He remarked that in all of his life the test results were never that low. I am so honored to have been a part of his healing. I feel honored to be called by Reiki, a major part of my life.

—Phran Gacher, Stamford, Connecticut

Reiki Heals Infection
A friend of mine went into the hospital for some reconstructive surgery due to breast cancer. After a couple of weeks, I saw her husband and inquired about her health. He was devastated and told me that she had developed a severe infection and had been running a fever of 104 degrees for several days and the doctors did not know where it was coming from. He said they believed her organs could begin to shutdown. I asked permission to visit her the next day, which he later called to tell me she accepted, and I began to send Reiki to her immediately. Upon my arrival the next morning, she looked wonderful! I asked her how she was and she said it was amazing. She woke up that morning and her temperature was completely normal. She felt great! The doctors had no explanation for her healing. She then asked me to explain Reiki to her and before I had finished, she took my hands and placed them on the site of her infection, closed her eyes and said, “Just do it.” My friend is now home recuperating with her family. I thank God everyday for her health and this beautiful gift of Reiki.


Uteral Malignancy Healed
My workmate Denise was diagnosed with a growth in her uterus. They took blood samples, biopsies, and ultrasounds. They showed a malignancy. She is just twenty-one and has five-year-old twin daughters and is one of the hardest workers I have seen, completing four certificates in tourism and a diploma in youth counseling in the years since having her daughters. She also works full time. I gave her two short treatments of Reiki hands-on and also each night I sent her Reiki. I also asked friends to pray for her and told them we had a month to heal her before the surgery to remove the growth. I also asked Archangel Raphael to heal her.

The surgery was scheduled for this week and she had to go in for a pre-op consultation. They couldn’t find the lump. They redid all the tests and searched and they found a little bit of scar tissue where the lump had been and no further signs in her blood. Thank you to all who became involved and helped this dear girl, and Thank You to Raphael.

—Margaret McGuire

Reiki Heals Stroke
I recently had a patient who suffered from having a stroke. He experienced a mild weakness on his left side and great difficulty walking because he could not balance, was dizzy and had double vision. He fell a lot and couldn’t walk outdoors. Also, he reported that he felt like worms were crawling in his head. He saw a neurologist, neuro surgen, and a balance therapist with no improvement and in fact his symptoms got worse as he began vomiting.

I started giving him Reiki treatments and cranialsacreal therapy, followed by balancing exercises. After four treatments, this 83 year old gentelman recovered completely. Now he can drive, and go for walks with no complaints – no double vision and his head is back to normal. Each time he recieved a treatment, he went into deep relaxation within 30 seconds and said it was a heavenly feeling. Reiki can do miracles.

—Hima Dalal, Lexington, S.C.

Reiki and Cancer
I was diagnosed with ovarian/paratonilee cancer. I was not given a good prognosis. With extensive Chemo treatments, I stood a good chance- without- maybe I had 6-9 months. I had just lost my husband within two years, I had two adorable kids ages 12 and 11. At that time, they had lost their Dad and now Mom was real sick. I had extensive surgery and was faced with chemo, which I didn’t want to do as I had seen what chemo had done to my husband. I was not a happy camper, but wanted all best odds in my favor so I decided to go with the chemo. After my second chemo treatment, I saw a long time friend of mine. Her family and she herself have dealt with this situation before within her family. She came up to me and said ” I am not going to send you flowers, I am going to come over to your home and do Reiki on you as my gift.” Reiki, I said, what is this? I wanted to live and I wanted to do anything to make all options work, so I accepted her offer.

After the first treatment, I felt relaxed, calmed, and very good. Almost, rejuvenated. My Reiki Master had said to me after the second treatment she had seen many little black balls firing through my abdomen while treating me. I thought this strange. That night, about five hours after she had left, I had an experience in the bathroom, which is hard to describe. However, after completed, I felt strongly that “all the cancer was gone out of my body”. I called a nurse and a doctor and after tests, they agreed that all the cancer was gone, but could not explain this since I had had only two chemo treatments and they thought I would need many more. I also have to say that my faith has been renewed and I look forward to a long and happy future.

I began my journey with Reiki that night and I am now a cancer survivor for a third time over 26 years. I plan on seeing my children graduate from college, get married and have my grandchildren.

To date, I am about to celebrate my two-year anniversary from that surgery and I am feeling good and going on with life. I have introduced my family members to Reiki and I have progressed to a Reiki Two level. There is a lot to this, and I will continue to practice and heal. I am living proof that it works. My doctors cannot explain how well I am doing- but they suggest ” just keep on doing whatever it is!”

—Lee Spence, Chagrin Falls, OH

Reiki Saved My Tooth
Dear Mr. Rand: A few months ago I had an abscessed tooth.  I had an appointment scheduled for a root canal and crown when I realized that I hadn’t signed up for dental insurance at work and that the bill would be more than I could afford.  I asked my husband to try some Reiki on my tooth (the side of my face).  The pain was gone.

I called the dentist to cancel the appointment and he suggested that I come in just to see.  I went in, he x-rayed, and there was no problem.  Since then the tooth has twinged every now and then, but I’ve had no more problems with the kind of pain I’d been having.


Reiki Heals Hearing
Several months ago when I was still a level 2 practitioner and my husband was level 1, we offered a friend of ours a Reiki treatment in barter for watching our Umbrella Cockatoo, Chela and our cockatiel, Fred. Before the treatment she kept asking if we could do something for her shoulder and while we made no promises, we told her that she would, at the very least, feel much more relaxed. As the treatment progressed, she *did* become much more relaxed, but I also noticed that my husband spent a great deal of time working on her head and neck area…he kept being guided back to two particular spots. When the treatment was over, our friend got a very quizzical look on her face and asked me to whisper something in her left ear. I just sort of shrugged and whispered something inconsequential that made little sense. Her eyes LIT up and she repeated it back to me. It was at this point that she told us that she had been clinically deaf in that ear since she was 4. She says that her shoulder is still the same, but now she hears like a bat.

—Maria Myrback

Pet Healing with Reiki
I am so grateful to be able to share Reiki with those around me. My youngest daughter became so interested as she observed the effect Reiki had on me that she began to request that I read my Reiki books to her at night. At age eleven now, she has been attuned to Level II. We have woven Reiki into all aspects of our day and are blessed by it.

We found an injured cat recently and brought it to the vet clinic. She had lost most of an ear and had an open wound down her entire left side, about two inches wide. Remarkably, there was no infection. She was glad to have attention and was responsive. We named her Hope. Two days past before it hit me, duh-h-h-h as my kid’s say- use Reiki. With only a ten-minute session that evening, the next day the exposed tissue had turned from a dark red color to light pink. With just a few minutes each day her healing intensified. The wound was so responsive to Reiki. Within twelve hours after a mini-session the healing was visible to the eye. I am continuously reminded of the gift that Reiki is for our lives. Many blessings to you all….

—Gaywynn Gaude’

Burn Healed
Dear William, One morning I was making myself a cup of tea and while pouring the hot water into the cup, I accidentally poured the boiling water over my hand! In agony, I ran it under cold water, then grabbed ice from the freezer and held it onto my hand while doing Reiki on it. I had to repeat the ice and then continued with the Reiki for about 15-20 minutes while having a phone conversation. When I hung up I looked at my hand and saw that there was absolutely no sign of a burn! Nothing! I was so very grateful because years ago I had a similar accident and had to spend the night with my hand in an ice bucket and went through all the blistering etc. that goes with such a burn. I seem to have success with “right away” Reiki. I have staved off several nasty bruises and a very painful banged knee by applying Reiki immediately to the injured area!


Reiki Heals Depression and Back Injuries
Dear Mr. Rand:  In 1978, I had a very bad accident at work, which resulted in many problems in my back, stretched muscles, herniated discs, arthritis, pinched nerves, and more.  I spent a lot of time at chiropractors, doctor’s offices, using pain pills and the like.  In 1992, I slipped and fell on a patch of ice as I was leaving work. More herniations, pain, a broken arm and another trauma to contend with.  I spent nearly 2 years in bed, depressed, many pills to numb the pain, and was quite a mess.  Then I went to a high school reunion, as my friend urged me to, and she helped me have the strength to go.  She told me about taking Reiki, and explained what it was.  Desperate to be helped without pills, we both took the class and I could not believe the difference!   It was like a miracle.  My strength got better, my depression lifted, and I had positive energy, and began letting go of the negative feeling I had for so long!  I am not fully healed, but can walk, even swim a bit, take an arthritis aqua class, walk on a treadmill which is a miracle in itself for 15 to 20 minutes a day, I also do not eat much red meat, I cannot believe the difference!  A miracle indeed! I have Reiki II and practice on self and others and everyone I touch feels so wonderful and transformed by it.  I cannot speak enough of this great art.  It will always be a great part of my life.  I will be taking more classes in the future.  Respectfully,

—Bonnie Kemp, Kingston, PA

Reiki Scanning Detects Mass
I had a skeptical friend, who, after I took Reiki I, rolled his eyes and said, “Sure, you can Reiki me, whatever that is!” As I was scanning his body, I was particularly drawn to his left chest area, and particularly his areola. My hands, in an instant, turned to ice. It was a feeling I can’t really describe. I couldn’t ignore this. I stopped and my hands continued to be ice (which he felt and was stunned). I had to put my “nurse hat” back on and begin to palpate and assess, and much to my amazement, there was a very large mass in his chest wall. Although he felt the cold, he was reluctant to go the doctor, so I dragged him kicking and screaming. The surgeon brought in his resident, as he had “never seen anything like that.” They immediately scheduled surgery and removed a very large mass that, had it been left any longer, would have put pressure on his heart and he would have died. This was my first (and most memorable) experience with Reiki. It still amazes me, and this was over a year ago. I know we crossed paths for a reason. Light and love,

—Lyn Martin RN, BSN, LMT

Ligament Healed
I was on my annual trip to Acapulco, Mexico, for New Year’s. On New Year’s morning, during the last gasps of the New Year’s party (approximately 5 a.m. ), one young Mexican man slipped on the marble floor where it was wet and really hurt his leg. His friends took him to the local hospital. He came back and had not broken his leg but had torn his ligament, which is potentially more serious.

I placed my hands around the injured area on his leg just above his knee. Immediately my hands began to heat up. I would shift positions around, but it was clear there was some serious energy flowing through my hands. He said it felt very warm and tingly. I kept at it for roughly twenty minutes when suddenly what felt like a bolt of lightning went through my hands and into his leg. It was not in any way painful but shocked both of us, to where I pulled my hands away and he jumped. We looked at each other, and he said, “What happened?” I told him I honestly didn’t know; I had never experienced that before. What happened, as near as I could figure after speaking with other Reiki healers, is that the injury was fairly substantial and the healing energy simply wasn’t going through fast enough. So it apparently was a “bolt” of healing energy that shot through me into his leg.

I asked him how he felt and he said the pain was almost gone; it was no longer throbbing and stabbing as it was before. He profusely thanked me and said it felt so much better. After that, I gave him twice-daily Reiki treatments, although no more bolts went through me. The hospital had told him it would be an eight- to ten-week healing period. I heard later through our host in Acapulco that his injury was substantially healed in five weeks, according to his doctor in Mexico City. Again he passed on his thanks to me through our host and said that he was telling everyone he knew in Mexico about Reiki healing and how it helped him. I was very proud of this healing experience and learned very much.

—Mauro Montoya

Collarbone Grows Back
Monty Jans was riding his motorcycle on September 9, 2000, when he had an accident.  He severely injured his collarbone to the extent that it could not be surgically repaired and a 3 1/2-inch section had to be removed.  The surgery took place the day after the accident at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital in Alberta, Canada. The surgeon, Dr. Robert Martin, told Monty, who was 14 at the time, that the collarbone would never grow back and that he would have a dysfunctional shoulder the rest of his life.

Cecile Petra, an occupational therapist concurred, based on her experience. Cecile was also a Reiki practitioner and offered to give Monty Reiki treatments to relieve the trauma and to speed up the healing of the incision. She gave him two treatments per week for six weeks.

Just before his 6 week follow up with the surgeon, Monty said that he felt something hard where the incision had been made and asked Cecile what she thought it was. She told him it was just scar tissue.

However, after x-rays were taken, the surgeon declared that the boy had a new collarbone. It had grown back and the surgeon could think of no explanation about how this could have happened. This was difficult for Cecile to believe also, but she looked carefully at the before and after x-rays and also at the section of bone that had been removed and stored in a freezer at the request of the boy. The results were indisputable. A miracle had taken place.

What is amazing is how fast this happened.  Normally, even a simple fracture will take six weeks to mend, but in this case, the entire missing section of the collarbone grew back in this period of time. Monty continues to enjoy the full, unrestricted use of his shoulder.

Severe Injuries Healed
Another boy had a motorbike accident and received very serious injuries. A car hit him.  Both arms and legs were broken, his neck was fractured, both lungs were punctured with one lung having to be removed, and part of the liver had to be removed. He was on life support and his doctor gave him a 5 percent chance to live.

A friend began sending distant Reiki to him and saying prayers and also asked many other Reiki people to do likewise.

The following week he came off life support, two weeks later he was out of danger, another week later he was out of the hospital, and three months later he was up and walking around. With the help of Reiki he went from having a 5 percent chance to live to being 95 percent recovered in three months!

Operation Cancelled
Sonia Carlile, a Reiki practitioner, received a phone call from a concerned husband. His wife had been suffering from severe neuralgia pains in her face for six years. The pain was present 24 hours a day and she had had several operations, which were ineffective, to stop the pain. The pain continued and even the strongest pain killers didn’t help.

The pain was so severe and had gone on so long, she agreed to have a brain operation, to stop the pain. The operation was scheduled to take place at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa.

Sonia agreed to provide Reiki before the operation, but her purpose was just to help the woman relax and prepare her for the operation. She worked with her chakras and spent a long time with her. But then remembered a technique of extending her Reiki fingers. She tried this and imagined her extended fingers going into the face where the pain was located. She felt a ridge on the bone and sent Reiki for about 2 minutes at which point the ridge vanished.  The woman reported that the pain was gone and burst into tears. The pain didn’t return and the operation was canceled.

Cancerous Tumor Healed
Penny Hayward had a client come to her with a distended lower abdomen. She had been sick for several months. An X-ray had revealed a large tumor, and the doctors said it was cancerous. She was scheduled to have an operation the next week.

She received three hour-long Reiki sessions that week. On the day she was to check into the hospital, during a final treatment, Penny saw a large black ball surrounded by sparkling light lift from her abdomen and rise up into the air until it disappeared through the ceiling.  The other healers present saw it, too.

The client checked into the hospital, and when the doctors examined her, they couldn’t find the tumor. They did another x-ray, but it didn’t show on the x-ray. Still not ready to accept this, they did exploratory surgery, and still no tumor could be found.

She received chemotherapy as a precaution against the possibility that some of the cancer cells may still have been present, but the tumor was gone!

Prostate Cancer Healed
The social director at an assisted living center had been diagnosed with prostate cancer and was scheduled for an operation. His PSA test was 4.0 and it was confirmed that he had cancer. He had told by a psychic that he needed three Reiki treatments by three Reiki practitioners in close succession for his condition.

Phran Gacher of Stamford, Connecticut along with two other Reiki practitioners to give the treatments. No other treatment was given. Shortly after, the man was tested again. His PSA was now 0.3 and he was free of cancer!

Multiple Sclerosis 
Jan had been suffering from multiple sclerosis for ten years. She had been unable to walk for much of that time and her eyesight was affected. She felt she had received benefit from a Reiki treatment she had received and was ready to try more and signed up for a Reiki II workshop with Sharon Carrington.

At the workshop, Jan received Reiki from seven  women. They used byósan scanning and located the energy responsible for her MS, which was in her solar plexus. Using Reiki along with some Karuna Reiki® chanting, the energy block was sent up into the universe.

Since the time of the Reiki class and treatment, Jan has been free of all symptoms!

Heart Healed
Arie Deshe, a Reiki practitioner had a friend with heart problems. The friend had high blood pressure and a blocked heart artery that required an angioplasty operation. Arie began giving her Reiki treatments–three full treatments per week for two weeks.

After receiving these treatments, her blood pressure dropped and she began sleeping like a baby. Then when she went for the operation, x-rays revealed that she no longer needed an angioplasty and there was no need to operate. These positive benefits have remained for over three years!

Distant Reiki and Cancer
Mary Ronge had been practicing Reiki for about a year when a friend of a friend called to say she had been diagnosed with two kinds of lung cancer. The doctor told her she had only three weeks to live. She was 47 years old and had a four-year-old daughter.

Mary began sending Reiki every night at 6. The woman that reported she felt a warm feeling during those treatment times. After a few days receiving Reiki, the woman reported that she felt she wasn’t going to die and Mary promised to continue sending Reiki.

After several months, her doctor called to find out what she had been doing as her recent tests indicated that no cancer remained in her body. She was completely healed.

Reiki and Meningitis
Beatrice sent in a healing request to the International Center for Reiki Training (ICRT) for a seven-year-old girl who had suddenly taken ill and had all the symptoms of meningitis. She had swelling around her brain, became unconscious, and was rushed to Guy’s hospital in London, where she was put on life-support. The parents were told the little girl might be brain-damaged–if she regained consciousness–and that she might not be able to breath on her own. They were told also that at some point they might need to decide to switch off life support and let her die.

After the healing request was sent in, she improved, was taken off life support and allowed to go back home. Not only could she talk, but she was dancing and singing. She attends school, but continues to be monitored and does require some physiotherapy for one leg. But this has been a profound recovery!

Tumor Disappears
Howard Northrup’s girl friend experienced excruciating pain in the area of her right kidney. She had had kidney stones in the past and thought this could be what it was. The doctor performed a test, which showed a tumor on the right side about the size of an egg and wanted to do a closer look with a cystoscope. The cystoscope procedure was scheduled for the following week. His girl friend was in great pain and the doctor give her some pain pills. These worked at first, but the pain worsened, and she had to take more of the pills until they were all gone.  Howard offered to do Reiki to relieve the pain.This worked and she fell asleep. When she awoke in the morning, the pain was still gone.

When the cystoscope procedure was performed shortly after, her doctor said he couldn’t believe what he saw–nothing. The tumor was gone. A second more experienced doctor who had reviewed her tests also did a full look around her bladder, but found nothing.



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