Resources


General:

Reiki: An Introduction (National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine)

How Can Reiki Help Me? (University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality & Healing)

Biofield Therapies: Helpful or full or Hype? Review Looks at Reiki, Therapeutic Touch and Healing Touch (Science Daily)

Reiki: A Starting Point for Integrative Medicine (Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)


Anxiety, depression, and dementia:

A Qualitative Analysis of the Long-Term Effects of Energetic Healing on Symptoms of Psychological Depression and Self-Perceived Stress (The International Journal of Healing and Caring, Sep 2004)  

A Randomised Controlled Single-Blind Trial of the Efficacy of Reiki at Benefitting Mood and Well-Being (Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2011)

Reiki’s Use in Dementia Patients and For Their Caregivers (Deborah Bier, PhD; PsychCentral)

Using Reiki to decrease memory and behavior problems in mild cognitive impairment and mild Alzheimer's disease  (J Altern Complement Med, Nov 2006).


Stress and burnout:

Reiki Reduces Burnout Among Community Mental Health Clinicians. (The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Jul 2015)

The Effectiveness of Tai Chi, Yoga, Meditation, and Reiki Healing Sessions in Promoting Health and Enhancing Problem Solving Abilities of Registered Nurses (Issues in Mental Health Nursing, Jul 2009)

Immediate Effects of Reiki on Heart Rate Variability, Cortisol Levels, and Body Temperature in Health Care Professionals with Burnout (Biological Research for Nursing, August 2011)


Cancer and cancer related symptoms:

Reiki for Mind, Body and Spirit Support for Cancer Patients (Advances in Mind/Body Medicine, Feb 2007)

Effects of Reiki Therapy on Pain and Anxiety in Patients Attending a Day Oncology and Infusion Services Unit (American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine, Jun 2012)

Integrative Reiki for Cancer Patients: A Program Evaluation (Integrative Cancer Therapies, Sept 2013) 

Effects of distant reiki on pain, anxiety, and fatigue in oncology patients in Turkey: A pilot study.  (Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, Dec 2015)

The Effects of Yoga, Massage, and Reiki on Patient Well-Being at a Cancer Resource Center (Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, Jun 2016)

Symptomatic Improvement Reported After Receiving Reiki at a Cancer Infusion Center (American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine, Dec 2012)

Self-Efficacy for Coping with Cancer Enhances the Effect of Reiki Treatments During the Pre-Surgery Phase of Breast Cancer Patients (Anticancer Research, July 2017)

Surgery and pain control:

Feasibility of Energy Medicine in a Community Teaching Hospital: An Exploratory Case Series. (The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Jun 2015)

Reiki's effect on patients with total knee arthroplasty: A pilot study. (Nursing, Feb 2016)

Effects of Reiki on Post-cesarean Delivery Pain, Anxiety, and Hemodynamic Parameters:  A Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial.  (Pain Management Nursing, Jun 2015)

Effects of Reiki on Pain and Vital Signs When Applied to the Incision Area of the Body After Cesarean Section Surgery: A Single-Blinded, Randomized, Double-Controlled Study. (Holistic Nursing Practice, Nov/Dec 2016)

Effect of Reiki Therapy on Pain and Anxiety in Adults: An In-depth Literature Review of Randomized Trials with Effect Size Calculations (Pain Management Nursing, Dec 2014)


Heart disease:

Effects of Reiki on Autonomic Activity Early After Acute Coronary Syndrome (Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Sep 2010)