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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.



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."

Reports on Gloria Gronowicz's Ground Breaking Research on Cancer & Energy Healing

Effect of Human Biofield Therapy on Cancer Cells Kevin W. Chen, Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine


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


Healing Touch With Guided Imagery for PTSD in Returning
Active Duty Military: A Randomized Controlled Trial
  Military Medicine

Long-term effects of energetic healing on symptoms of psychological depression and self-perceived stress  Adina Goldman Shore, PhD

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 Therapeutic Touch on Pain, Function and Well Being in Persons with Osteo-Arthritis of the Knee: A Pilot Study, University of Toledo


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


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.


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


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


The Science Behind Distant Healing,  Reiki Times

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.  

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