The Efficacy of Reiki Hands On Healing: Improvement in Adrenal, Spleen and Nervous Function as Quantified by Electro-Dermal Screening

Author: Hartwell B//Brewitt B
Conference/Journal: Altern Ther Health Med
Date published: 1997
Other: Volume ID: 3 , Issue ID: 4 , Pages: 89 , Word Count: 142

This study studied the effect of 11 Reiki treatments on the immune function of patients with chronic illness. Five patients with either multiple sclerosis, lupus, fibromyalgia or thyroid goiter were given 11 one-hour Reiki sessions. During that period, patients received no other conventional or alternative therapy. Initially, patients received 3 consecutive Reiki treatments and then were treated with one Reiki session per week for 8 weeks. Measurements of patient’s electrical skin resistance were taken 3 times (prior to the first session, after the third session, and after their last session). Out of 45 skin conductance points measured, 3 showed significant differences before and after Reiki sessions, now measuring well within the normal range exhibited by healthy individuals. The authors concluded that Reiki seemed to benefit the organ acupuncture meridians that would be affected by chronic illness and believe that further research with a larger sample size is warranted.