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
Ann Linda Baldwin, PhD, William Lee Rand, and Gary E. Schwartz, PhD (2013).
Practicing Reiki Does Not Appear to Routinely Produce High-Intensity
Electromagnetic Fields from the Heart or Hands of Reiki Practitioners,
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 19(6),
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.
Rand, W.L. (2013). Letter To The Editor, 'Temari Reiki: A new
hands-off approach to traditional Reiki', International Journal of
Nursing Practice 2013; 19: 445–446.