Reiki and complementary therapies is the hot topic of the medical community - for a practice that dates back centuries. What is Reiki? Are there any evidence to the healing practices used? What is the latest research on Reiki Therapy? How widely is it being used? What are the benefits?

This page will provide articles, scientific research results and facts on the use of Reiki as complementary therapy.

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Using Reiki to Manage Pain: a Preliminary Report

Endoscopic Procedure with a Modified Reiki Intervention

The Effects of Reiki therapy on pain and anxiety in patients attending a day oncology and infusion services unit

Reiki: a supportive therapy in nursing practice and self-care for nurses

Effects of Reiki on Pain, Anxiety, and Blood Pressure in Patients Undergoing Knee Replacement: A Pilot Study.

The Power of Reiki: Feasibility and Efficacy of Reducing Pain in Children With Cancer Undergoing Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

Effects of Distant Reiki On Pain, Anxiety and Fatigue in Oncology Patients in Turkey: A Pilot Study.

The effects of grounding (earthing) on inflammation, the immune response, wound healing, and prevention and treatment of chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.

UCLA health and Support for Cancer patients - in-depth review

Pilot Crossover Trial of Reiki Versus Rest for Treating

Cancer-Related Fatigue

Integrative Reiki for Cancer Patients: A Program Evaluation

The Effects of Reiki Therapy and Companionship on Quality

of Life, Mood, and Symptom Distress During Chemotherapy

Easing the trauma of cancer

Reiki Therapy Improves Symptoms in Cancer Patients

Remarkable Healing Power of Reiki as Cancer Treatment

Effects of Reiki on Autonomic Activity Early After Acute Coronary Syndrome

The Electricity of Touch: Detection and Measurement of Cardiac Energy Exchange Between PeopleThe Electricity of Touch: Detection and Measurement of Cardiac Energy Exchange Between People

The Energetic Heart: Bioelectromagnetic Communication Within and Between People

Introduction for “Reiki at University Medical Center, Tucson, Arizona, a Magnet Hospital”

Reiki and Its Journey Into a Hospital Setting

This ancient Japanese touch therapy similar to massage has shown real results for managing chronic pain

Reiki The Scientific Evidence

Effects of Reiki Treatment on Depression and Anxiety

A Randomised Controlled Single-Blind Trial of the Efficacy of Reiki at Benefitting Mood and Well-Being

Safety of Reiki Therapy for Newborns at Risk for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Immediate Symptom Relief After a First Session of Massage Therapy or Reiki in Hospitalized Patients: A 5-Year Clinical Experience from a Rural Academic Medical Center