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“An Evaluation of the Subjective Experience of Receiving Reiki: Qualitative Results from a Pragmatic Effectiveness Study”

“Congratulations to our supporters and research partners in the USA. This scientific article has now been published in the Journal of Integrative and Complementary Medicine. It was also named a high impact article, and as such, is available as open access to everyone!”


Objectives: The main purpose of this study was to evaluate the subjective experience of Reiki in a large sample.

Design: The study design was a single-arm pragmatic effectiveness trial with qualitative questions completed post-Reiki session.

Setting: The study took place at private Reiki practices across the United States.

Subjects: A total of 99 Reiki practitioners met the inclusion criteria and participated in the study. Reiki practitioners invited each of their Reiki clients to complete a survey before and after the Reiki session.

Interventions: Trained and experienced Reiki masters conducted Reiki sessions in person, with each session lasting between 45 and 90 min.

Outcome measures: Participants were asked to describe their experience during the Reiki session.

Results: Qualitative analysis revealed eight major themes: (1) deep relaxation and calm (68%), (2) body sensations/somatic experiences (53%), (3) emotions (29%), (4) spiritual or symbolic significance (18%), (5) changes in symptoms (17%), (6) changes in perception (11%), (7) sleep and drowsiness (10%), and (8) changes to breathing (4%).

Conclusions: The findings from this study suggest that Reiki can elicit the relaxation response and alter emotions and perception in such a way as to facilitate a transformative subjective healing experience.

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About Reiki Medic-Care

What is Reiki Medic-Care

Reiki Medic-Care supports the wellbeing of hospital doctors, nurses, healthcare assistants, midwives and ambulance paramedics.

We offer a self-referral, confidential and easy-to-use service providing distant Reiki treatments without cost.

Our teams of fully insured and certified Reiki practitioners deliver Reiki remotely to fit in with your busy schedules.

Our gift to you

  • Four x 20-minute distant Reiki treatments over consecutive days
  • You choose days and times while you are off duty
  • No referrals are required in order to access this free service
  • Once signed up, we’ll send guidance on how to make the most of your treatments
  • The treatment series can be repeated – just ask! 

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Our practitioners are ready to help you seven days a week between 8 am – 11.30 pm, except on bank holidays and from 23rd December to 02 January inclusive.  We ask for a minimum of 72 hours notice.  Sometimes, subject to demand, there may be a waiting list for the service.

How Reiki Medic-Care works

Reiki is a therapy that can be delivered in person or remotely. As well as sending Reiki treatments to medical professionals, Reiki Medic-Care will also collect data for future research to prove the efficacy of distant Reiki. You can read more about this on our research page. You can also read more about Reiki here.

Read… An Evaluation of the Subjective Experience of Receiving Reiki: Qualitative Results from a Pragmatic Effectiveness Study.


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