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Reiki in Australia today

Ongoing research is showing that the system of Reiki plays an important part in improving among many other benefits,

  • the quality of life for those with life limiting illness.

  • reduction of pain,

  • reduction of side effects of Chemotherapy,

  • reduction of stress and anxiety.

For this reason in many countries, including Australia, the system of Reiki as a complementary therapy, is currently being provided in many Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Palliative Care Centres, and Community Service Settings.


The Australian Reiki Connection (ARC) is playing an important role in bringing about the integration of the system of Reiki, as a standalone therapy, into mainstream Healthcare.

Towards this end  ARC is working with its members in further developing professional standards for Reiki practitioners and is the first Australian Reiki Association to introduce for its professional members, criteria for the teaching of Reiki. 

Since 1997 the Australian Reiki Connection, has consistently pursued on behalf of its members and the general public, continual communication with relevant Australian government departments, on the subject of the development of professional standards inline with the needs of Reiki practitioners and their clients, Reiki teachers and their students.

Reiki in Australian Hospitals

A selection of the Mainstream Hospital facilities providing Reiki as part of their Complementary therapies programs include: 

  • Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, WA

  • Fiona Stanley Hospital. Cancer Care

  • St. John of God Subiaco Hospital Bunbury Clinic, WA

  • Albany Hospital, WA

  • J. W. While Palliative Care Unit, Tasmania

  • The Mater, North Sydney

Research into the benefits of Reiki 

The Australian Reiki Connection has compiled a selection of Reiki research papers into the benefits of Reiki.