The Center for Reiki Research
Extensive access to evidence-based research in the U.S., listed in peer-reviewed journals, as well as a list of hospitals, clinics, and hospice programs where Reiki sessions are offered.
Energy Healing Research
The Human Biofield and A Pilot Study on Qigong
A study done by Beverly Rubik in 2004 attempting to measure the human biofield before and after Qigong was used. Reiki has it's roots in Qigong and has almost identical theories on how we apply Qi or Ki (universal energy in Chinese and in Japanese) to our bodies for healing. So, this study brings to light what Reiki can do for us as well.
Themindunleashed.org has shared two scientific studies showing the effects of the human mind over matter by using two different experiments. The first video talks about Kirlian photography (refer to the FAQ section for more information on Kirlian photography), and how it is used today. The second video is a randomization machine that shows the mind playing a factor on the outcome of what the machine spits out.
The Wikipedia overview of Chakras, including their historical significance, their place in several religions and traditions, and descriptions of the major seven.
The Chopra Center: Chakras
An introduction to the spiritual implications of the seven major Chakras, with emphasis on the aspects of mind, body, and spirit that each influences.
Reiki and the Chakras
A quick guide to the role of Chakras in Reiki healing with a link to a reference chart.
Kirlian Photography is a photographic technique that literally takes pictures of electrical coronal discharges. Semyon Kirlian, discovered this technique in 1939. All living being emit an energy source which Kirlian Photography can capture, proving that energy exchange exists.
A really great article and video from TED Talks about how the we have the capabilities of healing ourselves with positive thoughts and energies.
One of the best collections of scientific studies showing the miracles of spontaneous remissions in illnesses due to positive emotions and energies.
In this experiment Dr. Masaru Emoto took water samples after exposing them to both positive and negative intentions to see how the molecules would react. Positive exposure created water crystals that were perfectly symmetrical and beautiful. Where as negative exposure made them look decrepit.
The Healing Pages
A large collection of personal testimonials in addition to both scientific and non-scientific articles regarding the practice and effects of Reiki.
Below is a collection of research on Energy Healing and how they heal
our energy systems.
From an article by U.S. News & World Report - What is Reiki?
"It's not meditation, massage or prayer. But practitioners and clients say reiki heals in ways that are hard to explain."
The International Center for Reiki Training
The official website for The International Center for Reiki Training, including links to internal and external articles, resources for Reiki practitioners, and both a free online newsletter and a subscription magazine.
Reiki has been used as an alternative Cancer treatment that greatly compliments a lot of therapies done today. So much so that many hospitals across the United States are starting to offer Reiki sessions and train their nurses in the practice. Here is an article that talks
A brief overview of reputable scientific studies on Reiki and the positive presence of Reiki programs in some of the country’s leading hospitals.
A large collection of articles concerning the practice, history, and ethics of Reiki. Look here for a Reiki practitioner’s thoughts and reflections.
The Wikipedia overview of Reiki, with a section on Research and Critical Evaluation.
A brief introduction to Reiki with a transcription of an interview with Dr. Mikao Usui.