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Reiki
Reiki
Research
Practice
Sharla Hamel, Kari Allen, Ashley Parrish, Sheila Blanchard, Fiona Villamar
Primary Healthcare
- Health promotion
- Illness prevention
- Restoration of balance
- Adjunctive therapy
- Redefining future healthcare
- Promoting further inquiry


Theory
Reiki Principles
Just for today I will give thanks for many blessings.
Just for today I will not worry
Just for today I will not be angry
Just for today I will do my work honestly
Just for today I will be kind to my neighbor and
every living thing
(Arnold & Nevius, 1982)
Pain
Stress
Integration to Healthcare
Determinants of Health
History
- Roots in chinese medicine and Christian healing (Nield-Anderson & Aneling, 2000, p.21)
- Originated 3000 years ago
- Rediscovered in Japan in early 1900s
- Passed on by oral tradition
- Spread to western world in the late 1930s
(Bourne, 2009, p.11-12)
Barriers
- Cost
- Research
- Placebo
- Personal assumptions and skepticism
"Reiki is a Japanese holistic, light-touch, energy-based modality. Working as a support mechanism to the body, Reiki re-establishes a normal energy flow of ki (life force energy) throughout the system, which in turn can enhance and accelerate the body's innate healing ability."

Canadian Reiki Association (2010)
-Pain and HIV (Miles & True, 2003, p. 65)

-Reiki and chronic illness (Dressen & Singg, 1998, p.75).

-Pain management and improved mobility (Gillespie, Gillespie, & Stevens, 2007 p. 999)

-Pain and Cancer (Olson, Hanson, & Michaud, 2003; Marcus, Blazek-O'neil, & Kopar, 2012; Birokko et al., 2012).

- Emotional, and psychological pain
(Nield-Anderson & Ameling, 2000, p.26)
-When in a state of health, life energy flows freely through the person in a balanced, harmonious, symmetrical pattern; when in a state of illness there is imbalance, blockage, or stagnation of energy flow.

- Life energy follows the intent to heal; healers can facilitate energy flow for restoration of harmony and order.

- The client and the healer are interconnected and connected to the universal energy field.

(Energetic Healing Assumption, 2010)

Energetic Assumptions
- Reduced anxiety and associated systems
- Impact on pulse rate and blood pressure
(Tom, 2011, pp.212-213)

- Improved concentration and coping (Bowden, Goddard, & Gruzelier, 2011, pp.4-7)


- Culture
- Personal Health Practices and Coping Skills
- Spirituality
- Socioeconomic Status
- Education
Application to Nursing
- Valuable nursing intervention
- Cost effective
- Non invasive
(Tom, 2011, p.216)
- Capacity building (Kundu et al., 2013, p.52)
- A self care tool (Natale, 2010, pp.172-174)

The Healing Process
- Client is fully clothed
- Lying flat or sitting
- Reiki practitioner channels energy
- Energy is Transferred from practitioners palms to client
- Hands are either on client or just above
- Healing starts at the head and moves down to feet
- Constantly removes negative energy and replaces it with positive energy
(Bourne, 2009, p.9)
The Client Experience...
- Blissfulness
- warmth
- Sense of well being
- increased perception of sounds and colors
- reduced pain
Physical Health Benefits
- Reiki accelerates healing processes
- Relaxes muscles
- Increases rate of digestion
- Stabilizes blood pressure
- Decreases tachycardia
- Enhances the immune system

(Rowland, 1998, p.2)
(Nield-Anderson & Ameling, 2000, p.26)
Summary & Conclusion
Rei= universal Ki=life force
References
Arnold, D.L.. & Nevius, S. (1982). The Reiki Handbook. Harrisburg, PA: PSI Press.
Canadian Reiki Association. (2010). What is the usui system of natural healing?. Retrieved from
http://www.reiki.ca/faqs.htm
Bourne, L. (2009). The art of reiki and its uses in general practice. Practice Nursing, 20(1), 11-
14.
Nield-Anderson, L., & Ameling, A. (2000). The empowering nature of Reiki as a
complementary
therapy. Holistic Nursing Practice, 14(3), 21-29
Toms, R. (2011). Reiki therapy: a nursing intervention for critical care. Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, 34(3), 213-217.
Miles, P., & True, G. (2003). Reiki-review of a biofield therapy history, theory, practice, and
research. Alternative Therapies In Health & Medicine, 9(2), 62-72
Mount Royal University (2010) Energetic healing assumptions. Retrieved from Mount Royal
University HLTH 4462 Blackboard website; Natale, G. (2010). Reconnecting to Nursing
Dressen, L.J., & Singg, S. (1998). Effects if reiki on pain and selected affective an personality
variables of chronically ill patients. Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine, 9(1), 51-82.
Gillespie, E., Gillespie, B., & Stevens, M. (2007). Painful diabetic neuropathy: Impact of an
alternative approach. Diabetes Care, 30(4), 999-1001
Olson, K., Hanson, J., & Michaud, M. (2003). A phase II trial of reiki for the management of
pain in advanced cancer patients. Journal Of Pain & Symptom Management, 26(5), 990-997.
Rowland, A. (1998). Traditional Reiki for our times: Practical methods for personal and
planetary healing. Retrieved fromhttp://books.google.ca/books?id= 7IsQ0SqFlT gC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false
Kundu, A., Dolan-Oves, R., Dimmers, M. A., Towle, C. B., & Doorenbos, A. Z. (2013). Reiki
training for caregivers of hospitalized pediatric patients: A pilot program. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 19(1), 50-54. doi:10.1016/j.ctcp.2012.08.001

Training and Education
Level 1: Takes about 1-4 days : focus on self healing, learning the principles, and theory

Level 2: Learning the Japanese healing symbols

Level 3: Mediation techniques, healing Attunement

Level 3/ Master or teacher: Attuning others and teaching Reiki to others
Canadian Reiki Association (2010,
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