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Energy Therapy and Fighting Cancer

By DMG Integrated Oncology Program

Cancer treatment can take its toll on you physically but it can also have a profound impact on your mental and emotional well-being. Energy Therapy is a complementary treatment used in combination with conventional medical treatment that can help you balance your emotions and lead you to a calming state of relaxation. Reiki and Chios Energy Therapy are two modalities available at DuPage Medical Group.

Reiki Energy Therapy

Reiki (ray-key) Therapy is a non-invasive practice that uses a light touch or holding hands just above a person’s body. The session usually takes place with the patient lying or sitting down while the Reiki therapist moves their hands to certain parts of the body for 2-3 minutes. The patient is fully clothed but may want to remove their shoes and socks to feel more comfortable.

This practice has roots in Japan and migrated west in the early 20th century. The Reiki practitioner works with your body’s energy field to balance your energy and provide a sense of calm and peace. Reiki treatment may help control the side effects of cancer treatments such as pain, anxiety or sickness. In addition, it may relax some patients, relieving stress and leading to better sleep.

Chios Energy Therapy

Chios Therapy is a newer energy therapy that is very similar to Reiki. During treatment, the Chios practitioner conducts extra measures of what is known as the universal life energy—‘invisible’ energy field that connects and nourishes all life—into you. In addition, the practitioner uses color, shape, and light healing techniques to promote healing in the patient’s energy field.

Chios Therapy is performed with the patient lying down, fully clothed, on a table listening to soft, soothing music. The practitioner will scan your body for energy disruptions and begin correcting them using a series of light touch hand positions. The purpose of this energy therapy is to induce deep relaxation, relieve pain, accelerate natural healing, calm the mind and body, and rebalance energy.

Talk with your doctor if you decide to begin an energy therapy regimen in order for your physician to have the full picture of your health care plan.

DMG offers both Reiki and Chios Therapy appointments for cancer patients. To schedule an appointment, call 630-432-6950.

Topics and Subtopics: Cancer

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