Dear Mr. Rand: My mother-in-law was recently hospitalized after emergency exploratory surgery. An aggressive, cancerous tumor was found nearly surrounding her stomach, which made eating painful and impossible. Doctor's inserted a tube and fed her intravenously. Their prognosis was that she would NEVER be able to eat without a stomach tube or IV. She lay in the hospital in enormous pain. Morphine was restricted because the doctors were concerned it might interfere with her difficult recovery. I took the evening plane and began Reiki on her as soon as I arrived to correct her energy imbalance and help relieve the pain. Within a few minutes, she was thrilled to find she was pain free and able to sleep peacefully. I performed Reiki on her every day for the next five days. The doctors, who at one point, had told us she probably would never go home, were AMAZED that not only did her incision heal incredibly quickly, but she recovered enough to ingest food and she left the hospital within a week, strong enough to care for herself at home. I might add that my mother-in-law had always been a traditionalist and was never interested in any type of alternative therapy. I taught her how to perform Reiki on herself and she enthusiastically applies her skill when she feels low in energy or a bit off center. She is home, taking care of her cats and eating everything she loves, so far without recurrence of the tumor's interference in her quality of life.