I must say I’m a bit of a skeptic. Fortune tellers and astrology never made sense to Dr. Newman, the scientist. Many people believe in these pseudo-sciences…I’ve always just thought of it as silly.
Deann Cartwright is my front desk manager- and she happens to be trained in the Japanese methods of Reiki at the level of Reiki Master. In the past she has tried to explain it to me in a way that a skeptical doctor can understand- she has never been successful. Until now.
Yesterday I saw a patient who had seen me once before for Botox treatments of her Forehead and Crow’s Feet. Last time I treated her, despite a topical anesthetic, she left the room after only one area was treated. It wasn’t pain or discomfort that was her issue- simply severe anxiety. When I entered the examination room yesterday it seemed like history would repeat itself. Deann knocked on the door and asked for a few minutes alone with my nervous patient. After about five minutes, with Deann at the patient’s side, the treatment was completely uneventful, and both I and the patient were astounded.
So, although I still don’t fully understand it, Deann has made me a believer. We will now be offering her services here in my office with full confidence that, as paranormal as it seems, Reiki works. As for me…I’m a Cancer.