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KEZI 9 Checks In July: Reiki therapy coming to Roseburg cancer center

The cancer center said Reiki therapy can be used to facilitate post-operative and post-injury healing.

Posted: Jul 20, 2021 5:42 PM

ROSEBURG, Ore. – A new form of naturopathic therapy is coming to the Community Cancer Center in Roseburg.

This summer, cancer patients will be introduced to Reiki therapy, which is designed to assist in healing and achieving balance. It also works to bring about positive changes and offers comfort.

The cancer center said it can be used to facilitate post-operative and post-injury healing.

Reiki can be performed either hands-on or hands hovering over the body, depending on what the patient prefers.

Executive Director Tammy Turner said having this along with standard radiation can help a patient’s overall treatment.

“Basically, it’s more of a meditation process. It is a way to bring harmony to your body, a way to calm it and reduce panic and anxiety if a patient is experiencing that as well. I know cancer is a scary thing, and it’s just a way of calming them,” Turner said.

Sessions will be in 15-minute intervals for those who are interested.

Also, the center is welcoming Dr. Michael Marietta, the newest medical director and Oregon Health and Science University radiation oncologist.

Turner said his presence will benefit the center greatly as he’s just finishing up as chief resident in Los Angeles – meaning he’ll come with knowledge of the newest techniques.

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