This is a really comprehensive "non-Reiki" definition of what Reiki is and how it is thought to support holistic (body, mind, spirit) wellbeing.
A comprehensive site for all Reiki Practitioners around the world to share, access, and learn information. Excellent source of continuing education. Reiki practitioners are highly recommended to join. I love it!
Another Reiki site with good information about what Reiki is and how it works.
This woman has a site that is near and dear to my heart. She regularly posts scientific studies and evidence of Reiki trails and tests being done. She is objective and fair in her assessments. Attached is a great article she wrote about Reiki in Medicine.
This is a really good article that will help you understand the benefits and basic science of Reiki. Follow the link to learn more.
This is an interesting article about a study done on prayer (energy work) sent to patients in the past and the effects of that prayer on their healing.
Things that make you go, hmm...
From their website:
Despite widespread popular use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies, a rigorous evidence base about their efficacy for cancer-related pain is lacking. This is a systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating CAM therapies for cancer-related pain.
Check it out by following the link below.
The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) is the Federal Government’s lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine. NCCIH was formerly known as the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
This article is their introduction to Reiki. Read it by following the link below.
Deborah Bier, PhD does a great job of reviewing the research done with mental health patients using Reiki.
Review her findings article posted on PsychCentral below.
The authors of this study wanted to determine whether application of Reiki to noise-stressed rats can reduce their heart rates (HRs) and blood pressures.
The link is a study abstract, to obtain the study you would have to request it of the authors.
Continue to the study below.
Renee M. Rosada, PsyD et all conducted research which utilized a crossover design to explore the efficacy of Reiki versus sham Reiki, a pseudo treatment designed to mimic true Reiki, as a means to reduce symptoms of burnout. See their abstract by following the link below.
From their website:
"The Touchstone Process is a uniquely rigorous peer review method for analyzing a group of scientific studies in a particular field. Its end product is a set of critical summaries derived from an impartial and consistent process. While the process incorporates existing best practices for scientific review and no one step is unique to Touchstone, the scope of included practices is unprecedented in the field of complementary and alternative medicine."
Check them out below.