Reiki goes mainstream: Spiritual touch practice now commonplace in hospitals (The Washington Post, 5/16/14)
"[Reiki] healing is being woven into patient services and treatment programs for people with cancer, fibromyalgia, pain and depression."
Reiki Really Works: A Groundbreaking Scientific Study (UCLA)
"After decades of often disputed validity, the effectiveness of Reiki, a holistic energy treatment is gaining new respect within the medical community. Not only are highly reputable medical facilities throughout the U.S. offering patients alternative healing programs such as Reiki, those facilities are analyzing the benefits of their programs and are submitting them for review and compilation. The results of these Reiki research studies are nothing short of remarkable."
Mayo Clinic, Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center
1. Research study on the effects of Reiki:
86% of patients reported improved sleep
78% of patients reported reduced pain
80% of patients reported reduced nausea
94% of pregnant women reported reduced anxiety during pregnancy
2. Over 800 hospitals incorporate Reiki into...patient services
3. Mayo Clinic...offers Reiki for both hospital and clinic patients.
4. Reiki was used in operating rooms as early as the mid-90’s
6. Reiki is listed in the Holistic Nursing "Scope and Standards of Practice"
7. The transplant patients experienced no organ rejection
8. A Reiki station was setup to treat first responders after the 9/11 tragedy
9. Professional sports teams use Reiki to help athletes recover. from surgery, injuries and to enhance performance.
Reiki Is Now Reaching The Top Hospitals In The US
August 1, 2019, By Arjun Walia
The Johns Hopkins Integrative Medicine & Digestive Center in Maryland USA offers Reiki to its patients “to create deep relaxation, to help speed healing, reduce pain, and decrease other symptoms you may be experiencing”...
The Mayo Clinic was ranked No. 1 at USNews.com’s Best Hospitals Honor Roll in 2017-18. This is a clear example of an integrative model where the latest developments and technology are applied and the spiritual and emotional needs of the patient during cancer treatment are addressed.
Their Integrative Healing Enhancement Volunteering Program along with the Clinic’s Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program have a wide range of wellbeing and healing services in which Reiki is clearly included. They also have a brief explanation of what Reiki is about.
If this isn’t enough, their Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center has a huge range of services,.. Reiki is in the list of the Relaxation Services.
Considered the 2nd best hospital in Connecticut, the Hartford hospital is also rated as high performing in 6 adult specialties and in 5 procedures and conditions. It is a general medical and surgical facility as well as a teaching hospital. Specially trained Reiki Volunteers give free Reiki sessions throughout the main hospital, the Harry Gray Cancer Center, the Dialysis Unit, and the Brownstone Outpatient Clinic. Patients may request a session through their nurse or physician.
In 1973, the University of Pennsylvania established a cancer center to serve as the focus and stimulus for all cancer-related activities at the University. In 2002 it was renamed the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania. Reiki Therapy is available for any type of patient, either for the ones that are given infusions or for those receiving treatment in the Radiation Oncology department. This therapy is available at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine.
NOTE: Reiki may not be appropriate for pace-makers. Please consult your medical professional before starting any energy therapies.
If you have Diabetes Mellitus, please consult your medical professional before starting any energy therapies:
American Diabetes Association
From Research to Practice/Complementary & Integrative Medicine
Energy Therapies and Diabetes Mellitus
Diana W. Guthrie, PhD, FAAN, CDE and
Maureen Gamble, BSN, MA, CHTP/I, CCAP, RM
Diabetes Spectrum 2001 Aug; 14(3): 149-153.
"Studies support the ability of such therapies to reduce stress levels, with the potential to lower blood glucose levels and, in some studies, reduce the length of hospital stay. The NIH NCCAM and the Commission on Alternative Practices recognizes that continuing research is needed and is funding centers and projects in line with the more recent positive findings and in relation to past research that was flawed by design or sampling methodologies."
July 11, 2018
Now, a fairly recent study published in SAG Journals entitled Transcriptional Changes In Cancer Cells Induced By Exposure To A Healing Method has examined the effect that healing intention can have on cancer cells in vitro. The goal of the study was to assess if stored or recorded energy has an impact on breast cancer cells by using energy-charged cotton and electromagnetic recording of healers practicing the method.
When it comes to healing, the study points out:
Virtually all recorded societies report that certain individuals appear to have the ability to heal. Oftentimes this healing has been associated with spiritual disciples of one sort or another, and the healers themselves have sometimes been accorded a special status within the culture. Healers have utilized various methods of practice, including laying on of hands, prayer and induced altered states of consciousness, to name a few. Hippocrates, referred to this healing as “the force which flows from many people’s hands.”
In summary, the following suggestive conclusions may be drawn from our results:
Reproducible biologic changes have been induced by healing energy, whether by direct hands-on healing or using a recording of healing activity.
Healing intention can be captured and released, thereby potentially allowing the phenomenon to be more widely disseminated.
Hands-on delivery of the healing intention is stronger than with the recording used in this study, suggesting the possibility that the recording did not fully capture the healing potential.