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The University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine and the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center have teamed up to provide both state-of-the-art high-tech and ancient low-tech options such as Reiki and acupuncture to help patients manage pain.The severely injured and critically ill patients at the Shock Trauma Center often feel additional stress and loss of control because their injuries come unexpectedly. It is hoped that these complementary therapies will give patients options for relaxation and stress relief which can help with pain control and healing.Donna Audia, R.N., a certified Reiki Master and a member of the pain management team, says that Reiki helps trauma patients be active participants in their own healing. That can be very empowering. Most trauma patients have reacted very positively to Reiki treatments, often requesting follow-up treatments. Many family members also ask as to be part of the Reiki session. Reiki trained volunteers regularly visit Shock Trauma.Dr. Richard Dutton, M.D., Chief of Trauma Anesthesiology at the University of Maryland Medical Centre and Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine knows that trauma patients benefit from pastoral care, social workers, counsellors and psychiatrists...