2006 Effects of Reiki on Stress
Clinical trial sponsored by the National Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) Study start: January 2006

Study start: January 2006
The purpose of this study is to determine whether physiological changes are induced during a Reiki session and whether a Reiki session affects responses to a subsequent acute stressor. Secondary research questions include assessing which benefits result from placebo, empathetic intentions, or unique abilities of “attuned” Reiki practitioners and assessing background characteristics of recipients that are associated with acceptance and responsiveness.