Called by a variety of names, energy healing modalities have been practiced throughout history in many cultures. The practitioners and the receivers of energy healing have always known its effectiveness, even when mainstream western medical science did not. In the past, evidence to prove these claims has been mainly anecdotal or the studies relating to them have been on a small scale and not taken seriously by the medical establishment.
In more recent years, scientists have begun to conduct larger controlled studies on energy healing, and these studies are proving the effectiveness of these modalities.
Please note that in addition to the other measurable results, the measurable reduction of anxiety and/or pain was usually found in each study.
STIMULATING GROWTH OF HEALTHY CELLS & DECREASING THE GROWTH OF CANCER CELLS
Research by Gloria Gronowicz at the UCONN Medical Center and Kevin Chen at the University of Maryland School of Medicine is very exciting and ground breaking because they both took the human mind/body element out of the equation. In their research, energy healing was conducted using cells on petri dishes and/or mice. Dr. Gronowicz's research concluded that "Therapeutic Touch significantly decreased mineralization and message levels for bone matrix proteins in the osteosarcoma-derived cell lines suggesting that Therapeutic Touch may inhibit mineralization of bone tumors". And also concluded that "Therapeutic Touch appears to stimulate normal cell growth and inhibit some human osteosarcoma derived cells suggesting that Therapeutic Touch may promote normal cell growth and not growth of cancer cells." Because her study was conducted using cells on petri dishes, it was concluded that the energy work created the changes and not some mind/body element. In Dr Chen's research using biofield therapy on mice with breast cancer he reports, "Overall, the mice in the experimental group (n=48) had a survival rate of 91.7% and mice in off-site control (N=8) had a 0% survival rate."
Effect of Human Biofield Therapy on Cancer Cells Kevin W. Chen, Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine
CANCER - PAIN & FATIGUE
The Effect of Therapeutic Touch on Pain and Fatigue of Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy Tarbiat Mardres University
Pilot crossover trial of Reiki versus rest for treating cancer-related fatigue University of Calgary, Alberta, CA
A Phase II Trial of Reiki for the Management of Pain in Advanced Cancer Patients University of Alberta, CA
The impact of healing touch on pediatric oncology patients Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women and Children, Honolulu
PTSD, STRESS, ANXIETY, DEPRESSION
Effects of Reiki on anxiety, depression, pain, and physiological factors in community-dwelling older adults University of S. Maine, Portland
Research into Reiki & Multiple Sclerosis, Reiki Research Foundation, UK
"All of our observations suggest that Ki-energy may have a potential to prevent osteoporosis"
Ki-energy (Life-energy) Stimulates Osteoblastic Cells and Inhibits the Formation of Osteoclast-like Cells in Bone Cell Culture Models Researchers from Philadelphia Biomedical Research Institute, University of Shizuoka Japan, University of PA School of Medicine & School of Nishino Breathing Method
An HMO-based prospective pilot study of energy medicine for chronic headaches National College of Natural Medicine , Portland, OR
Effects of Reiki on autonomic activity early after acute coronary syndrome Yale University, School of Medicine, CT,
The efficacy of healing touch in coronary artery bypass surgery recovery: a randomized clinical trial Saint Joseph's Hospital, St Paul, Minnesota
Therapeutic Touch With Preterm Infants: Composing a Treatment Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock
DRUG AND ALCOHOL WITHDRAWAL/REHAB
Reiki as an Intervention in Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal and Rehabilitation - Almost a Decade of Experience, Eileen Chapman and Geraldine Milton, Windana Society, Melbourne, AU
Enhancing the treatment of HIV/AIDS with Reiki training and treatment Robert Schmehr, CSW, St. Luke's Hospital, New York
Preliminary Report on the Use of Reiki for HIV-Related Pain and Anxiety Alternative Therapy Health Med 2003; Mar-Apr, 9(2):36.
Therapeutic touch with HIV-infected children: A pilot study Rutgers University, N.J.
HEALING FRACTURES & WOUNDS
Energy healing: a complementary treatment for orthopaedic and other condition Stanford University, CA
Full thickness dermal wounds treated with non-contact Therapeutic Touch: a replication and extension Healing Sciences Research Intl., Orinda, CA
Touch the pain away; new research on therapeutic touch and persons with fibromyalgia syndrome Wichita State University; Kansas Heart Hospital
BURN PATIENTS: PAIN & ANXIETY
The Effect of Therapeutic Touch on Pain and Anxiety in Burn Patients University of Alabama, School of Nursing
The Effect of Therapeutic Touch on Behavioral Symptoms and cortisol of Persons with Dementia, University of Arkansas Medical Science
The Effects of Reiki, a Complementary Medicine, on Depression and Anxiety in the Alzheimer's and Dementia Population, San Francisco State University
DISTANT (REMOTE) HEALING
The Efficacy of 'Distant Healing' A Systematic Review of Randomized Trials, University of Maryland; University of Exeter, UK
Detection of extraordinary large bio-magnetic field strength from human hand during external Qi emission Showa University, Tokyo, Japan
Biofield therapies: helpful or full of hype? A best evidence synthesis, UCLA Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, Los Angeles
Judy is certified through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners as a Holistic Health Practitioner with advanced training in Transformational Energy Healing, holds a certificate in Plant Based Nutrition through eCornell and the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and is an Ordained Minister through the Universal Light.
Judy is not an MD, PA, OD, ND, Licensed Dietitian or Licensed Nutritionist, and does not diagnose or treat disease. All information is offered to assist one's innate ability to balance body, mind, emotions & spirit. Clients are encouraged to seek advice from medical doctors in addition to considering complementary and alternative practices.