Teylu Health & Wellbeing – Reiki

I have stated evidence-based research quotes (with links) below as I firmly believe there is a place for complementary therapies in today’s health (note the word ‘complementary’; not replacing conventional medicine in any way, shape or form).  I am also a registered nurse so I like to see things with some form of evidence, or attempts at evidence, before I preach!  I am also an atheist – or non-christian – but I do believe in the power of nature, both in healing and day to day life.  Everything is energy, within ourselves and the planet we inhabit, as well as beyond.  Please follow this link – What is Reiki? – for a straightforward description of a complementary therapy that is now being used more and more in acute settings, due to very interesting Research and being Proactive


“There is also meditation, mindfulness and
other helpful alternatives such as massage,
reflexology, hypnotherapy, yoga, Reiki, T’ai Chi
and Chi Kung.” – The Royal College of Nursing (RCN), Relieving Stress


“Reiki is better than placebo in activating the parasympathetic nervous system, as measured by reduced heart rate, reduced blood pressure, and increased heart rate variability. For patients with chronic health conditions, Reiki has been found to be more effective than placebo for reducing pain, anxiety, and depression, and for improving self-esteem and quality of life. According to the neurovisceral integration model and the polyvagal theory, these effects are due to higher parasympathetic nervous system activity, mediated via the vagus nerve.” https://doi.org/10.1177%2F2156587217728644


“There are very few high quality studies that explore the use of Reiki therapy for pain or anxiety. Because the number of studies is small, the interventions are dissimilar from each other, and the populations presented are so different, it is difficult to make generalizations or recommendations from these studies … On the other hand, most studies in this review did achieve statistical significance or near significance on the variable of interest; either pain or anxiety or both … Based on statistical significance, the strength of the effect sizes and public interest in Reiki therapy as a non-invasive and even comforting intervention, there is enough evidence to suggest continued research using Reiki therapy.”– Pain Management Nursing, Vol 15, No 4 (December), 2014: pp 897-908






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