RESEARCH ON EFFICACY OF REIKI

Abstracts & Articles - Work in Progress

Purpose

The purpose of the study was to investigate changes in the anxiety levels of patients receiving preoperative Reiki.

Conclusion

The results of this study imply that the administration of Reiki is effective in controlling preoperative anxiety levels and in preventing them from increasing.

Journal of Integrative Medicine

Volume 13, Issue 5, September 2015, Pages 336-340

Objective

More than one-third of college students reported the desire for stress reduction techniques and education. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of a 20-week structured self-Reiki program on stress reduction and relaxation in college students.

Results

With the exception of three participants, participants believed that Reiki is a credible technique for reducing stress levels. Except for two participants, participants agreed that Reiki would be effective in reducing stress levels. All participants experienced stress within the month prior to completing the initial PSS. There was a significant reduction in stress levels from pre-study to post-study. There was a correlation between self-rating of improvement and final PSS scores. With one exception, stress levels at 20 weeks did not return to pre-study stress levels.

Conclusion

This study supports the hypothesis that the calming effect of Reiki may be achieved through the use of self-Reiki.

Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, Volume 3,  May 2018, Pages 384-387

Objective

Pain is one of the most common symptoms and may lead to important psychological, mental, and physiological problems in individuals. According to data by The Center for Reiki Research, Reiki is an effective approach to decrease the levels of pain, depression, and anxiety. Therefore, the aim of this meta-analysis was to investigate the effect of Reiki on pain level.

Results

The result obtained after the final Reiki application was evaluated in VAS pain score. When Reiki (n = 104) group was compared with control group (n = 108), standardized mean difference was observed to be −0.927 (95% CI: −1.867 to 0.0124). Reiki was observed to cause a statistically significant decrease in VAS score.

Conclusion

Consequently, this meta-analysis revealed that Reiki was an effective approach in relieving the pain.

 

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