Does reiki really work

A traditional Reiki whole-body Reiki treatment would go like this: The Reiki practitioner has the patient lie down and relax on a massage table, and then helps bring the patient to a clear and more peaceful state of mind. The practitioner places his hands either on or above various positions and is kept for a few minutes on each position. The main areas covered by this process are the head, back and front of the upper body, the knees and the feet. A general treatment usually lasts 45 minutes to an hour and a half.

The practitioners believe they are “ transferring universal energy (known as reiki) through the palms that allow self-healing and a state of equilibrium.” The process is energizing as a massage and there is a unique emotional/mental level of enhancement that the form of meditation provides.


Reiki is unique for having its own array of formats and soundtracks.

Some hospitals have adapted Reiki principles in their programs to help cancer patients and other ill-bodied folk. Throughout the country, Reiki has become a regular practice for them. However, according to the American Cancer Society, “ Avail able scientific evidence at this time does not support claims that Reiki can help treat cancer or any other illness. More study may help determine to what extent, if at all, it can improve a patient’s sense of well being.” Backed by the NCCAM (National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine) on that theory, Reiki has no scientific evidence to help anyone with anything. But then again, the art of meditation and massage has never been backed by science (other than for general relaxation and localized improvements, respectively) – it dates back for centuries and is based on anecdotal results rather than scientific research. There must be something to it; otherwise the tradition would have died down over the years instead of finding its way into modern-era hospitals. That something is called “ the placebo effect“. Throw in a little confirmation bias, and a dash of personalized 1-on-1 attention from another person, and you’ve got yourself an “ effective treatment“.

The Committee on Doctrine of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops stands strong against Reiki’s practice for Catholics. Issuing a decree stating that, “since Reiki therapy is not compatible with either Christian teaching or scientific evidence, it would be inappropriate for Catholics institutions, to promote or to provide support for Reiki therapy.” Reiki is not religiously affiliated, but is opposed by religious denominations.

Overall, Reiki seems to stand out in the world of meditation practices with its apprehensive style of practice and controversy in the media. Perhaps the most controversial form of meditation, yet booming and up-and-coming, Reiki practice is growing fast… and who knows? Maybe the great Reiki debates will be fished up in somebody’s net. In the meantime, OMM away!

For the sake of argument, the date that Reiki started is irrelevant to the efficacy of the practice itself. It is a logical fallacy to assume that something “works” just because it is very old. Many Chinese “medicines” are also “thousands of years old”, and while some may have some efficacy, it wasn’t until the advent of modern medicine that the human life span jumped so dramatically.

I’m quoting you here: “Why do you need proof of Reiki being effective?” Why shouldn’t we? Why shouldn’t any treatment require proof? The answer is simple. Because when people forego proven treatment for disease in favor of “might work” treatments, they risk their own lives. Reiki, and all treatments (standard medicine included) require scientific evidence. This means controlled, double-blinded experiments that are statistically significant and have been put through the scrutiny of peer review by other scholars.

The “In God We Trust” thing is more of American thing, since Christianity/religion played a role in the development of many cultures. Using currency as an argument for efficacy is kinda backwards. And, to assume Jesus used Reiki is a huge stretch of the imagination… you have to first believe that 1) God exists, 2) Jesus was the Son of God and had magical powers, and 3) that he used Reiki. We don’t even know if the story of Jesus’ healings are fact or legend. So it’s a pretty big leap if you assume it’s “Reiki” that he was performing.

“Where a person has been able to increase the vibrations of your Spiritual Energy Centres, (the Crown, Kings Crown, Heart, Throat, Third Eye and palms of both hands) to a higher vibration or level and by sealing or reversing the direction of flow with the Crown from receiving to giving, those applied vibrations are held within the Chakras”.

The vibrations are held by the 4 recognised symbols individually and when written as a formula and applied, (the application is called an attunement or empowerment), from the Physical into the Energy Centres ( Chakras) of the Mental/ Emotional Body and at the completion of each Level, ( and there are 3 recognised Levels ) the Crown is sealed/ reversed.

The placing of the hands “Thumb to Thumb ” over the Crown will indicate either a flow of Energy into the Body or an awareness of Heat at the Crown. This awareness of Heat indicates that the Crown is giving out and holding the applied vibrations, if no heat exists then the Crown is open and receiving and the only way that any access to the ‘system continues is of the single vibrations of a symbol to be accessed by Harmonising.

Our research is ongoing and there is much more than what has been disclosed within this statement. This statement opens up the basic thread as to what really is this system called Reiki is and the method as to how to detect whether a person is holding ‘within, those applied vibrations. We are not aware of any other research that draws similar conclusions as most have no idea as to what this energy really is.