I became a Reiki Master many years ago and have since seen amazing responses from clients receiving Reiki…. from pain going away, to mood improvement, and even a fresh perspective on a situation after the session. I am always checking out current research into Reiki validity and efficacy. Here are a few articles I found recently.

What Is Reiki? Health Benefits, Caveats And More – Forbes Health

Reiki may sound “new age” to some, but it’s anything but new. In fact, it’s a form of energy healing with roots in ancient cultures. Reiki uses what’s known as universal life force energy—ki or qi—to improve people’s lives and ailments.

Researchers at Harvard Medical School followed 99 patients at multiple sites to determine the effects of a single reiki session. The study—a single arm effectiveness study published in 2019 in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine—found “statistically significant improvements in anxiety and depression symptoms, as well as pain and nausea…quoted from the article.

What Is Reiki, and Does it Really Work? – Cleveland Clinic

Maybe you’ve heard of reiki but don’t know what it is. Maybe you’re considering reiki but aren’t sure whether it’s right for you. Or maybe your doctor has suggested reiki as a form of therapy complementary to your existing medical treatments…. quoted from the article.

A Large-Scale Effectiveness Trial of Reiki for Physical and Psychological Health – PubMed (

Results: A total of N = 1411 Reiki sessions were conducted and included in the analysis. Statistically significant improvements were observed for all outcome measures, including positive affect, negative affect, pain, drowsiness, tiredness, nausea, appetite, shortness of breath, anxiety, depression, and overall well-being (all p-values <0.001). Conclusions: The results from this large-scale multisite effectiveness trial suggest that a single session of Reiki improves multiple variables related to physical and psychological health…. quoted from the article.

Has this made you curious? 

Check out the articles above and check out the following classes.

I am co-teaching the Holy Fire Reiki Master class.

Learn more about the class: Holy Fire Reiki Master

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