Special Research Section for HealthCare Professionals
Best site for Reiki Research
Reiki Therapy: A Tool for Wellness; Rivera,Christina RN, IMPRINT, Feb 1999, pp 31-35
The first Reiki practioner in our OR; Sawyer, Jeanette RN CNOR, AORN Journal, Mar 1998, Vol 67 No 3 pp674-67
Reiki: Esoteric therapy or quantum interaction?; Barberis, Luca MD, June 1996
Reiki healing: No matter nor energy. Just being; Barberis, Luca MD, Nov 1998
Reiki: Effects of Reiki on pain and selected affective and personality variables of chronically ill patients, Dressen, Linda J., Singg, Sangeeta, Subtle Energies 1998. A review of this study appears in Spiritual Healing, Scientific Validation of a Healing Revolution, by Daniel Benor, M.D.
Reiki: Reiki plus natural healing: an ethnographic/experimental study, Marilyn J. Schlitz and William G. Braud, (Psi Research, 1985; Research in Parapsychology 1985, 1986). A review of this study appears in Spiritual Healing, Scientific Validation of a Healing Revolution, by Daniel Benor, M.D.
Biological Correlates of Reiki Touch Healing, Wardell D.W.;Engebretson J, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Volume 33, Number 4, February 2001, pp. 439-445(7)
Reiki MS Study http://www.reikiresearchfoundation.org/msstudies.htm
The efficacy of Reiki hands-on healing: improvements in spleen and nervous system function as quantified by electrodermal screening; Brewitt, B., Vittletoe, T., Alternative Therapies 1997 July; Vol 3 No 4.
Reiki: A complementary therapy for life; Bullock, Marlene RN BSN, American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care, Jan 1997, Vol 14(1) pp 31-32
One Nurse's evolution as healer; Quinn, Janet RN MA, American Journal of Nursing, Apr 1979 662-665
Reiki-Plus natural healing: an ethnographic experimental study, Schlitz, M., Braud, w., PSI Research 1985 Sept/Dec 4(3-4) 100-123.
A study of Reiki, an energy field treatment, using Rogers' Science, Thorton, L., Vol VIII No 3.
A randomized double-blind study of the effect of distant healing in a population with advanced AIDS; Sicher, F., Targ, E., The Western Journal of Medicine, Dec 1998 Vol 169 No 6 pp356-363
Reiki Research Study; Aliwalas, Emma MD, Youmans, Donna CMI
Trends in Alternative Medicine in the United States, 1990-1997; Eisenberg, David MD, Journal of the American Medical Association, 1998 Vol 280 pp 1569-1575
Reiki energy seen in dentistry, Nassen, Don DDS.
A contemporary view of alternative healing modalities, Engebretson, Joan DPH RN. Nurse Practitioner Sep 1993 Vol 18 No 9 pp51-55
Reiki: an ancient touch therapy; VanSell, Sharon RN EdD, RN Feb 1996 pp57-59
Using Reiki to support surgical patients; Alandydy, Patricia BSN RN, Journal of Nursing Care Quality 1999 Vol 13(4) pp89-91
Hands-on healing; Bower, Peter MD. Patient Care, Dec 1997
Using Reiki to manage pain; a preliminary report; Olson K. Cancer Prevention and Control 1997 Jun;1(2) 108-13 (20 ref)
The effect of complementary healing therapy on postoperative pain after surgical removal of impacted third molar teeth; Wirth DP. Complemenary Therapies in Medicine 1993 Jul; 1(3) 133-8 (38 ref)
Theraputic Touch: investigation of a practitioiner; Glickman R. Scientific Review of Alternative Medicine 1998 Spring-Summer; 2(1): 43-7 (25 ref)
Reiki: bridging traditional and complementary healing techniques; Behar M. OT Practice 1997 Feb; 2(2) 22-3 (3 ref)
Health Care and consumer choice: medical and alternative therapies; Kelner M.
Social Science and Medicine 1997 Jul; 45(2) 203-12 (30 ref)
Comparison of Nurses and alternative healers; Engebretson J. Image: Journal of Nursing Scholarship 1996 Summer; 28(2) 95-9 (14 ref)
Reiki therapy. Whitsitt T. Journal of Christian Nursing vol 15 #1 (1998 Winter): 12-3
Who seeks alternative health care? A profile of the users of five modes of treatment. Kelner M; Journal of alternative and complementary Medicine vol 3, no 2 (1997 Summer) 127-40
Hypnosis and Reiki, Rosentiel L. Journal of Hypnotism 1991 Dec; 8-10
"Skeptical" nurse finds wellness with Reiki; Olstinski M. Nursingmatters 1997 Jul; 8(7):13
Reiki - the gift of love, healing and wholeness; Retzlaff N. Nursingmatters 1998 Feb: 9(2): 14-5
Reiki Healing: A Physiologic Perspective; Wetzel, Wendy, Journal of Holistic Nursing, Vol 7(1) pp 47-54
Unconventional medicine in the United States - prevalence, costs, and patterns of use; Eisenberg, David MD, New England Journal of Medicine 1993 Vol 328 pp 246-252
Nurse Practitioners' views and knowledge of herbal medicine and alternative healing methods; Bacon, Mary, University of Lowell 1997. MAI 35/04 p996 Aug 1997 44 pages
Complementary energetic practices: an exploration into the world of Maine women healers; Markides, Emily, University of Maine, 1996 DAI-A57/04 p1509 Oct 1996 292 pages
Effects of Energetic healing on female nursing students; Thornton, Lucia, California State University at Fresno, 1991 MAI 31/01 p284, Spring 1993
Reiki: The use of Reiki therapy in the treatment of pain in rheumatoid arthritis (master's thesis, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, 1996) A review of this study appears in Spiritual Healing, Scientific Validation of a Healing Revolution, by Daniel Benor, M.D.