Health & Harmony

Bringing Reiki, life and wellbeing to Galashiels and the rest of the Scottish Borders


Reflexology research in USA

A Reflexology treatment can certainly be a special relaxing treat, but for cancer patients it can be so much more than that. US researchers at the Michigan State University have uncovered strong evidence that reflexology can help cancer patients better manage their symptoms and go about their daily lives. This was the first large-scale, randomized […]

Reiki Research and anxiety reduction

Following on from the previous post, Hartford Hospital, Connecticut carried out research, under Dr Molly Punzo, MD into using Reiki volunteers to reduce anxiety and pain across a number of departments in the main hospital, including Cardiology, Orthopaedic, Oncology, and Palliative Care units, as well as in the outpatient Cancer Centre. (Barnett, Libby, and Chambers, […]

Reiki in Hartford Hospital

From Hartford Hospital, whose nursing department offers Reiki training for newborns: Reiki is a Japanese touch therapy and relaxation technique and one of the fastest growing forms of Energy Medicine. It’s a complementary therapy option that promotes relaxation and decreases anxiety and discomfort that promotes stress reduction, relaxation and pain control and is an effective […]

Reiki effects shown using EEG

The analysis effect of the new EEG technology for Gendai Reiki therapy. Presentation at the Gendai Reiki Network International Gathering, Kyoto on 18th March 2012 by Dr Chiaki Kudo (Dr Kudo has been researching Gendai Reiki and its effect on the brain.  Dr Kudo’s research uses both hands on and distance treatments, and shows the effects […]

Reiki Research on Heart Rate and Blood Pressure

Reiki and Rats’ heart rates and blood pressure. J Altern Complement Med. 2008 May;14(4):417-22 1: Baldwin AL, Wagers C, Schwartz GE. Laboratory for the Advances in Consciousness and Health, Department of Psychology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721-0068, USA. Objectives: To determine whether application of Reiki to noise-stressed rats can reduce their heart rates […]

Reiki Research and Stress Reduction

Reiki has been shown to work on rats, and to reverse the effects of gut leakage caused by stress. In this research project, Reiki was compared with ‘sham-Reiki’ and a control group. Reiki reduced leakage significantly compared with the two other groups. The research indicates that Reiki could be used to reduce the environmental stress […]

Can you measure Reiki in some way?

Reiki Research – there is quite a lot of Research being done into Reiki nowadays, which is good news for us as practitioners, as we are often asked ‘how do you know that Reiki works?’, or our internal ‘Doubting Thomas’ has us wondering if anything is really happening when we lay our hands on someone. […]