I am fortunate Reiki has been part of my life for over 20 years. It has helped me enormously and is a wonderful support. To help my clients is a great source of joy to me. That is why it is important that further studies are done to prove what Reiki therapists already know, that Reiki is a healing force for all. Here are some excerpts from the article:
“…Reiki is a subtle and effective form of energy healing using guided life force energy… practiced in every country of the world. While often considered to be spiritual in nature, Reiki is not affiliated with any particular religion or religious practice.
Reiki is increasingly offered in hospital, hospice, and private practice settings, applied to a variety of illnesses and conditions. Those who receive such treatments report relief of symptoms from numerous health challenges, including mental health issues. Research shows that reiki primarily helps in the reduction of stress, anxiety and depression, as well as relief of chronic pain — the last of which can bring on anxiety and depression, or make episodes worse.
The Center for Reiki Research website lists 70 institutions at the time of this article that include Reiki in their offerings. It is seen as an effective and cost-reducing method to improve health outcomes and quality of care. Hospital staff, such as physicians and nurses, are adding Reiki treatments to their work. Scientific validation of Reiki’s effectiveness have helped bring this method to the mainstream, where it is able to aid patients in all realms, including those with mental health challenges.”
The full article by Deborah Bier, PhD is worth the 5 min read for anyone interested in Reiki. Here is the link – https://psychcentral.com/lib/reiki-healing-and-mental-health-what-the-research-shows/