Scientific Research on Reiki

Usui Mikao is quoted expressing in the Reiki Ryôhô Hikkei that the thoughts and human body are one particular. Recent scientific tests in the world of science are commencing to lastly comprehend that assertion. Brainwaves and human body pulses and their role in stimulating therapeutic can all be measured nowadays allowing for the principle of Reiki, as religious vitality, to be additional widely recognized by the healthcare community. The expansion of the process of Reiki is benefited by this community recognition and acceptance.

The introduction of Therapeutic Touch by Dolores Krieger into nursing in the seventies has greater fascination in other energetic systems these kinds of as Reiki. This in change has boosted the amount of money of analysis that has just lately been carried out employing Reiki and other forms of energetic do the job.

The process of Reiki is also becoming recognized into hospitals across the world. Patients can frequently either provide their Reiki practitioner with them or Reiki is created offered to them.

The article ‘The to start with Reiki Practitioner in our O.R.’ by Jeanette Sawyer in 1988 in the AORN Journal describes the methods that have been taken to permit a Reiki practitioner into the theatre at the ask for of a affected individual during a laparoscopy.

Also in 1988, sufferers have been offered the prospect to expertise a 15minute pre- and put up- surgical treatment Reiki therapy. More than 870 sufferers took portion and as a outcome there was significantly less use of ache medicine, shorter stays in clinic and greater affected individual satisfaction. This was reviewed in the article, ‘Using Reiki to Assistance Surgical patients’ by Patricia and Kristin Aladydy in the Journal of Nursing Treatment High quality.

Heart surgeon, Dr Mehmet Oz, has labored with Julie Motz who applied Reiki on his sufferers. These sufferers had gained coronary heart transplants and had experienced open-coronary heart surgical treatment. She addressed 11 sufferers in complete and none of them had the normal put up-operative depression. The bypass sufferers had no put up-operative ache or leg weak point and the transplant sufferers experienced no organ rejection. Julie Motz has composed about this expertise in her e book, ‘Hands of Life’.

Detailed down below are a amount of trials analyzed on Reiki. For additional analysis particulars there are some Reiki textbooks with applicable analysis substance, or individual observations, that have been composed by the two medical doctors and nurses. ‘Spiritual Healing’ by Daniel J. Benor has detailed a amount of Reiki trials as well as some really exciting trials on distant therapeutic and therapeutic by means of contact in standard.

There are a lot of aspects of Reiki that are becoming researched nowadays. Some to see if Reiki speeds up therapeutic, many others to see if, how and whom it relaxes, to measure biomagnetic fields and to validate the principle of distant therapeutic.

Below is a well-recognised demo finished employing Reiki to analyze its effect on human blood ranges.

Human Hemoglobin Degrees and Reiki
Reiki Therapeutic: a Physiologic Viewpoint
Wetzel, Wendy (1989). Revealed in Journal of Holistic Nursing 7(one), forty seven-54.

Intent: The function of this analyze is to analyze the consequences of Reiki on human hemoglobin and hematocrit ranges.

Process: The hemoglobin and hematocrit ranges of forty eight adults taking part in a Degree one program have been measured. Demographics and commitment have been also examined. An untreated management team was applied to document the adjustments in hemoglobin and hematocrit less than standard situation.

Findings: Employing a t-check there was a statistically substantial alter involving the pre- and put up-program hemoglobin and hematocrit ranges of the contributors at the p .01 degree. 28 % encountering an enhance and the remainder encountering a reduce. There was no alter for the untreated management team in just an similar time body.

Conclusions: That Reiki has a measurable physiologic effect. The details supports the premise that vitality can be transferred involving persons for the functions of therapeutic, balancing, and growing wellness. Some persons identified that their blood ranges went up whilst many others went down which is consistent with the principle that Reiki is balancing for every individual.

This demo tests Reiki on sufferers with serious sicknesses employing electrodermal screening.

The Efficacy of Reiki Palms on Therapeutic: Improvements in Adrenal, Spleen and Nervous Purpose as Quantified by Electro-Dermal Screening
Betty Hartwell and Barbara Brewitt
Revealed in Alternate Therapies Journal, July 1997, Vol. three, No. four, p. 89

Intent: The function of this analyze is to consider the therapeutic consequences of Reiki treatments on serious sicknesses employing electrodermal screening.
Process: This analyze was carried out on five sufferers with everyday living-threatening and serious sicknesses: lupus, fibromyalgia, thyroid goiter, and numerous sclerosis. Eleven one particular-hour Reiki treatments employing four unique Degree two practitioners and one particular Reiki Master have been done around a 10-7 days time period. These Reiki practitioners systematically positioned their hands around the similar human body positions such as the neurovascular locations on the cranium, neurolymphatic details on the trunk and minimal chakra details on the limbs. No new standard or substitute healthcare treatments have been offered during this time period. To begin with, a few consecutive treatments have been offered and then one particular therapy per 7 days for 8 months.

Findings: The sufferers have been analyzed a few instances during the analyze. one.Before the analyze commenced. two.Immediately after their 3rd therapy. three.Immediately after their tenth therapy. Each individual was measured for skin electrical resistance at a few acupuncture details on hands and ft. At the cervical/thoracic level the measurements went from twenty five% down below standard to the standard assortment. The adrenal measurements went from 8.three% down below standard to standard – some time involving the middle and final measurements. The spleen measurements went from 7.8% down below standard to standard soon after only a few periods. All the sufferers reported greater rest soon after Reiki treatments, a reduction in ache and an enhance in mobility.

These trials are involved with the effect of Reiki on ache reduction and other indicators.

Pain, Nervousness and Depression in Chronically Sick Patients with Reiki Therapeutic
Linda J. Dressen and Sangeeta Singg
Revealed in Refined Energies and Electrical power Medication Journal, Vol. 9, No. one: 1998

Intent: To measure the effects of Reiki and its effect on ache, nervousness, and depression in chronically ill sufferers.

Process: 120 Patients who had been in ache for at minimum one year have been trailed. Their issues incorporated: complications, coronary heart ailment, cancer, arthritis, peptic ulcer, bronchial asthma, hypertension and HIV. Four unique types of therapy have been done on three groups of twenty people today. The four types of therapy have been: Reiki, Progressive Muscle Relaxation, no therapy and untrue-Reiki. Each of the groups gained ten 30-minute treatments, two times a 7 days around five months. Patients have been examined just before and soon after the series of treatments. Reiki sufferers have been examined three months soon after completion.
Findings: Reiki proved considerably excellent (p.0001-.04) to other treatments on ten out of twelve variables.
At the three month verify up these adjustments have been consistent and there have been hugely substantial reductions in Overall Pain Score Index (p.0006) and in sensory (p.0003) and Affective (p.02) Traits of Pain.

Summary: Sizeable consequences of Reiki on nervousness, ache and depression are proven listed here. Some feasible variables have been not managed.

Employing Reiki to Manage Pain: a Preliminary Report
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Cross Most cancers Institute, Edmonton, Usa Revealed in Most cancers Prev Control 19971(two):108-13

Intent: To explore the usefulness of Reiki as an substitute to opioid treatment in the management of ache. This was a pilot analyze.

Process: twenty volunteers experienced ache at fifty five web sites for a variety of causes, such as cancer. A Degree two practitioner presented all Reiki treatments. Pain was measured employing the two a visible analogue scale (VAS) and a Likert scale instantly just before and soon after every Reiki therapy.

Findings: Both of those the devices confirmed a hugely substantial (p .0001) reduction in ache subsequent the Reiki treatments.

This demo is intrigued in discovering out if it is feasible to gauge the expertise of a Reiki therapy employing standard trialing processes.

Working experience of a Reiki Session
Engebretson J, Wardell DW
University of Texas Wellness Science Centre in Houston, Usa
Revealed in Alternate Therapies in Wellness and Medication. 8: forty eight-53, 2002

Intent:To explore the experiences of Reiki recipients so as to lead to knowing the reputation of contact therapies and maybe explain variables for long run scientific tests.

Process: All Reiki treatments have been 30 minutes long and done in a audio evidence windowless home by one particular Reiki Master. There have been audio taped interviews instantly soon after the therapy in a peaceful home adjoining the therapy home. The recipients have been frequently healthy volunteers who had not experienced Reiki earlier.

Findings: The recipients described a acutely aware state of recognition during the therapy. At the similar time, paradoxically, they experienced sensate and symbolic phenomena.

Conclusions: Conscious recognition and paradoxical experiences that arise in ritual therapeutic vary in accordance to the holistic nature and individual variation of the therapeutic expertise. These findings suggest that a lot of linear products applied in looking into contact therapies are not sophisticated more than enough to seize the expertise of the recipients.

This particular demo is not specially about Reiki but offers with the success of distant therapeutic which is applicable to Reiki practitioners.

A Randomized Double-Blind Research of the Outcome of Distant Therapeutic in a Inhabitants with Highly developed Aids
Fred Sicher, Elizabeth Targ, Dan Moore II, and Helene.S. Smith Revealed in the Western Journal of Medication, December 1998, Vol. 169, pp. 356-363.

Intent: To come across the effect of length therapeutic (DH) on AIDS sufferers during a six-month double-blind analyze.

Process: Forty sufferers with advanced AIDS have been randomly divided into two groups. 50 percent the sufferers gained DH in addition to their normal healthcare care. They have been not told they have been becoming offered DH. forty healers from different locations all through the U.S. with an average of 17 yrs of expertise have been applied. The healers practiced a variety of therapeutic strategies such as Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Indigenous American, shamanism, meditative, and bioenergetics. Each of the addressed topics gained DH for one particular hour a working day for six times from every of a complete of 10 unique healers, and this was done around a time period of 10 months.

Findings: Immediately after six months, addressed sufferers had considerably fewer outpatient visits and hospitalizations, significantly less intense sicknesses, fewer new sicknesses, and enhanced temper.

Additional Analysis
This webpage is an excerpt from The Reiki Sourcebook.