The Center for Reiki Research is dedicated to gaining acceptance
for the practice of Reiki by the medical community by persistently using
rigorous professional and scientific methods. This goal is meaningful to us
because those in hospitals or clinics are often people who have the greatest
need for the therapeutic value Reiki can offer. In order to maintain our high
standards and to achieve our purpose in a healthy and mutually supportive way we
focus on the use of Reiki energy and principles in all our activities, both
within our group and with all those with whom we work and interact.
We maintain a list of published peer-reviewed research involving Reiki and
provide critically reviewed summaries of each study.
We provide a list of over 60 hospitals, medical clinics and hospice programs in
which Reiki is offered to patients as a standard part of patient care and we
include a detailed description of each program.
We conduct rigorous Reiki research studies and publish the results.
We encourage others to conduct rigorous Reiki research studies by providing
research guidelines and information about the current state of Reiki research. A
branch of the CRR also provides a research consultation service.
To educate the public and the scientific communities about the current state of
Reiki research and provide seminars to train people in the introduction of Reiki
into medical settings.
The following is a list of projects that have been accomplished by
the Center for Reiki Research.
Reiki in Hospitals List
A list of hospital Reiki programs that includes a detailed, hospital approved
description of each program.
Reiki In Hospitals Workshop
We produce a Reiki in Hospitals Workshop in which participants are shown how to
introduce, operate and maintain a Reiki program within a medical setting.
The Touchstone Process
Its development and implementation which includes a list and critical
summarization of all Reiki studies published in peer reviewed journals listed in
PubMed, Cochrane Collection and Medline. The Touchstone Process is continually updated to keep it current.
Reiki In Hospitals Power Point
A Power Point presentation that explains Reiki to hospital staff is now
available. It includes a description of Reiki, how a hospital Reiki program
works, its benefits to patients and hospital staff, a list of prominent
hospitals that have programs and the research studies that support the
therapeutic value of Reiki.
We have received a grant to support a rigorously designed trial Reiki study in
collaboration with Abington Memorial Hospital, a nationally recognized magnet
hospital. The purpose of the study is to determine the therapeutic value of
Reiki for orthopedic patients in a clinical context. As of February, 2013, this
study is in it's final stage.
Articles Published in Peer-Reviewed
Baldwin, A.L., Vitale, A.T., Brownell, E., Scicinski, J., Kearns, M., Rand. W.L.
(2010). The Touchstone Process: An ongoing critical evaluation of Reiki in the
scientific literature, Holistic Nursing Practice, 24(5), 260-276
Vitale, A.T. (2011). Introduction for "Reiki at University Medical
Center, Tucson, Arizona, a Magnet Hospital: Mega R. Mease is interviewed by
William Lee Rand, Holistic Nursing Practice, 25(5), 231-232 doi:
Rand, W.L. (2011). Reiki at University Medical Center, Tucson,
Arizona, a Magnet Hospital: Mega R. Mease is Interviewed by William Lee Rand,
Holistic Nursing Practice, 25(5), 233-237 doi: 10.1097/HNP.0b013e31822a0291s.