Reiki: What It Is and How It Helps People With Cancer


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Beth Baughman DuPree is a board-certified general surgeon specializing in diseases of the breast, with additional board certification in integrative medicine. She is also a master level Reiki practitioner. Dr. DuPree is part of the Sedona Breast Care Clinic of the Northern Arizona Healthcare System.Dr. DuPree earned her medical degree from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia and her undergraduate degrees in behavioral neuroscience and the history and philosophy of science at the University of Pittsburgh.Her first book, The Healing Consciousness: A Doctor’s Journey to Healing, was released in 2006 to excellent reviews by Christiane Northrup, M.D., and Bernie Siegel, M.D, among other well-known experts in the women’s health field. Her numerous honors include the Clara Barton Humanitarian Award from the American Red Cross for her ongoing contributions to the treatment of breast cancer. She was selected by her peers for Philadelphia Magazine’s TOP DOCS in Surgery in 2016 and 2017. She serves on the advisory board for and often hosts live chats and podcasts on current breast cancer issues. Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. DuPree explain: what Reiki is and she uses it in her practice what happens during a typical Reiki session the benefits of Reiki for people diagnosed with cancer three things you should know before trying Reiki Running time: 37:28 Below are links to the two studies on Reiki that Dr. DuPree discusses during the podcast: Massage and Reiki used to reduce stress and anxiety: Randomized Clinical Trial, by Kurebayashi, L., et al. Published in Revista Latino-Amerciana de Enfermagem, 2016. Self-Efficacy for Coping with Cancer Enhances the Effect of Reiki Treatments During the Pre-Surgery Phase of Breast Cancer Patients, by Chirico, A., et al. Published in Anticancer Research, 2017.

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