Reiki Research

Research

Fairbanks Addiction Treatment Center
8102 Clearvista Parkway
Indianapolis, IN
www.fairbankscd.org

 

Fairbanks Hospital

Latest Graphs

Fairbanks Reiki Center Study
August 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Pre or Post

Mean

% decrease
based on
Mean

Anxious Mood

Pre

1.5

75%

 

Post

0.38

 

Tension

Pre

1.21

83%

 

Post

0.21

 

Fears

Pre

1.32

60%

 

Post

0.53

 

Depressed Mood

Pre

2.44

35%

 

Post

1.59

 

Muscular

Pre

2.44

40%

 

Post

1.47

 

Sensory

Pre

1.79

21%

 

Post

1.41

 

Behavior

Pre

2.09

30%

 

Post

1.47

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In collaboration with Fairbanks, the Reiki Center of Indiana completed a Reiki Study with 50 patients participating in the recovery program in August, 2011.  The study utilized the Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale to measure negative mood and physical dimensions both before and immediately following a 30-minute Reiki treatment.  On the scale, negative mood and physical discomfort are measured from 0 to 4 with 0 being low negative mood or physical discomfort and 4 being high negative mood or physical discomfort.  The chart and graph demonstrate significant decreases in anxiety, tension, fears, depression, and somatic symptoms for patients following the 30-minute Reiki treatment. 

 

 

Adults in Recovery

 

Data collected from a six month study in 2009 by Reiki Center of Indiana.  Clients received a 15 minute Reiki treatment with two or more Reiki practitioners for each client.

 

                        Stress Level        Anxiety Level      Relax Level

 

Pre-test

Post-test

Pre-test

Post-test

Pre-test

Post-test

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total score*

269

102

268

93

179

354

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average score**

5.3

1.8

5.1

1.6

3.5

6.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

% score improved***

 

 

62%

 

 

66%

 

 

93%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

% patients
Improved****

 

 

97%

 

 

94%

 

 

88%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scale 0 (Low) (10 High)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Maximum score 520

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

**Maximum score 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

***Maximum % 100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

****Maximum % 100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fairbanks Hospital

Adolescents in Recovery

 

Data collected from a three month study in 2009 by Reiki Center of Indiana.  Clients received a 15 minute Reiki treatment with two or more Reiki practitioners for each client.

 

                        Stress Level        Anxiety Level      Relax Level

 

Pre-test

Post-test

Pre-test

Post-test

Pre-test

Post-test

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total score*

55

20

50

24

44

66

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average score**

6.0

2.4

5.7

2.7

5.2

9.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

% score improved***

 

 

60%

 

 

51%

 

 

93%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

% patients
improved****

 

 

93%

 

 

76%

 

 

70%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Scale 0 (Low) (10 High)

 

 

 

 

 

 


*Maximum score 90

 

 

 

 

 

 


**Maximum score 10

 

 

 

 

 

 


***Maximum % 100%

 

 

 

 

 

 


****Maximum % 100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fairbanks Hospital

Reiki Pilot Program

In 2007 Reiki Center of Indiana provided a Reiki Pilot Program for Fairbanks Hospital/Addiction Treatment Center.  Reiki treatments were approximately 45-60 minutes for adult in-patients and those in recovery.  We provided 64 sessions from 9/17/07 – 10/12/07.  A Likert scale was used pre- and post-sessions to determine levels of discomfort.  See below for the percent of patients/clients that improved after receiving a Reiki treatment.

 

 

Stress Level

Pain
Level

Energy
Level

Spirituality
Level


Percent of patients improved

 

83%

 

67%

 

78%

 

71%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Methodist Hospital

Clinical Study

 

Expectant mothers hospitalized for pregnancy complications received one 45-60 minute Reiki treatment from Reiki practitioners in association with the Reiki Center of Indiana in 2009.  Patients were surveyed pre and post treatment using a valid and reliable test for anxiety level (STAI).  The Reiki treatment was shown to significantly reduce anxiety levels in these women.

 

Results listed in the table below are the responses from a questionnaire each patient completed following the Reiki treatment.

  

Question

Response

 

Comfortable during treatment?

 

81.8% agreed

 

Relaxed during treatment?

 

81.8% agreed

 

Satisfied with treatment?

 

81.8% agreed

 

Would you have another treatment?

 

86.4% agreed

 

Would you recommend treatment?

 

86.4% agreed

 

For additional research you may view the following Web sites:

http://clinicaltrials.gov/
National Institutes of Health (NIH) describes the five Reiki research studies funded by NIH.

http://nccam.nih.gov/health/reiki/
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
NIH defines and explains Reiki from their perspective

http://www.centerforreikiresearch.org/
A list of hospitals and clinics that offer Reiki
Reiki research study summaries

www.reikiinmedicine.org
Pamela Miles has several published articles in peer-reviewed medical journals.  Topics include the use of Reiki for cancer patients and other health challenges treated in medical facilities.