This month's four studies add to the staggering evidence that Reiki reduces stress. What's truly jaw-dropping, though, are the first article's powerful, personal stories from HIV+ seniors who learned Reiki. You can read the stories here.
Reiki improved the lives of 100% of surveyed residents participating in a three-year Reiki program at a supportive housing facility in Brooklyn. The program provided Reiki treatment and training to people age 50+ with HIV/AIDS, most of whom also had substance abuse or mental health problems.
Published in Summer 2011 Permanente Journal
A single 30-minute Reiki session significantly improved diastolic blood pressure and immunoglobulin A (IgA) levels for Spanish nurses with burnout syndrome in a randomized, double-blind study comparing Reiki to sham Reiki. Found in mucus, IgA is an antibody that fights viral and bacterial infections.
Published in October 2011 Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem
Canadian elective C-section patients who received daily 20-minute distance Reiki sessions had lower heart rates four hours after surgery, and their systolic blood pressure readings were lower on the third day after surgery. Distance Reiki did not affect pain in this randomized, double-blind study.
Published in January 2011 BMJ Open
Four 30-minute Reiki treatments significantly decreased self-reported anxiety and pain for Italian cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. The patients reported Reiki was also helpful for improving well-being, relaxation and sleep quality.
Published in October 2011 American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care
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