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2010 Effects of Reiki on Autonomic Activity Early After Acute Coronary Syndrome
Rachel S.C. Friedman, Matthew M. Burg, Pamela Miles, Forrester Lee, and Rachel Lampert J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 2010;56;995-996.

Patients who received 20 minutes of Reiki treatment within three days of suffering a heart attack showed improved outcomes.
The responses of three groups of patients, to non-invasive, non-drug interventions, were studied. The first group rested quietly, the second group listened to classical music, and the third group received Reiki. . The first group rested quietly, the second group listened to classical music, and the third group received Reiki. Patients in the group who received Reiki showed the greatest improvement in mood and heart rate variability (HRV). HRV is a key predictor of patient’s tendency to suffer another heart attack.

Amongst the researchers who conducted this important study was Pamela Miles, who was a keynote speaker at Reiki Australia’s 3rd National Reiki conference in 2006. Pamela says, that as far as she knows, this is the first time a study on the effects of Reiki has been published in a peer-reviewed medical journal.