There are many studies and research papers out there with regards to the effectiveness of Reiki. The UK Reiki Federation too are always aiming to provide information on the research into Reiki.
In the UK and around the world, the benefits of Reiki are beginning to be recognised as a therapy that can be used alongside conventional medicine. As a result of this, Reiki is now being used, in a wide variety of settings in the UK, especially within the N.H.S for;
• Patients with stress and mood disorders,
• Alongside conventional medicine for cancer treatments
• To help with acute and chronic illnesses.
• Given to patients as part of their palliative care.
• To help patients cope with the emotional, physical and spiritual issues of dealing with their illnesses.
• Helping patients deal with their cancer journey.
• For staff
The researchers concluded that mindfulness-based therapy may be useful in altering affective and cognitive processes that underlie multiple clinical issues. Those findings are consistent with evidence that mindfulness meditation increases positive affect and decreases anxiety and negative affect.
Mindfulness is now firmly accepted as an evidence-based approach with an impressive array of scientific proof of its efficacy.
After a long period of denial that other forces apart from biology had direct control on people’s well-being, scientists finally discovered and supported the argument that being in Theta can have a positive effect on the body. Through quantum physics and medical research it was demonstrated that our DNA is actually not a two-strand thing as originally thought but rather, it comprises of an additional 10 strands that receive information from our unconscious and subconscious. And by reaching the subconscious and unconscious, you can change the programme that come to the DNA and heal any condition. This is the secret of Theta healing.
One of the challenges for therapists in complementary medicine is in doing research that provides an evidence base. Part of the challenge comes because we don’t treat all of the people with similar symptoms the same way, because we may use or combine different approaches. Craniosacral Therapy was developed and structured by Dr John Upledger. What we now sometimes refer to as Upledger CST (as it has distinguishing features from other trainings). Dr John Upledger did do a lot of research into Craniosacral Therapy physical techniques when he was at Michigan State University, http://www.upledger.co.uk/history.html
Craniosacral Therapy has been continually shown to be specifically effective and safe with a variety of disorders. Please look at Upledger UK for more info on the research that has been undertaken into craniosacral therapy. http://www.upledger.co.uk/research.html
There have been many scientific studies on the benefits of meditation and how it can be helpful for a variety of conditions, and there’s evidence that it may reduce blood pressure as well as symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and flare-ups in people who have had ulcerative colitis. It may ease symptoms of anxiety and depression, and may help people with insomnia, infact it can help with a huge variety of health issues.
“Spiritual healing dramatically improves symptoms in longstanding illnesses, a study has found. The two-year project, the largest of its kind, is one of the first rigorous scientific studies to show this often-maligned healing improves health as claimed”.
There is more research on healing than on most of the other complementary therapies. There are numerous studies that demonstrate the effects on wound healing, cancer growth, growth
of plants, bacteria and yeasts, and influencing cellular and DNA functions and so much more.