Studi sul Reiki: le principali ricerche scientifiche sull’efficacia e i benefici

Sono ormai numerosi i dati e le pubblicazioni degli studi sul Reiki utilizzato con beneficio dai pazienti in più di mille ospedali nel mondo e strutture sanitarie in Italia.

Negli ultimi anni si sono moltiplicate le ricerche riguardanti il Reiki. Sebbene ancora troppo poche e migliorabili dal punto di vista del design scientifico (vedi il nostro articolo “Le evidenze scientifiche e lo stato dell’arte della ricerca sul Reiki“), ve ne sono ormai molte sufficientemente accurate da meritare la pubblicazione su riviste scientifiche.
Nelle ricerche che seguono abbiamo volutamente ignorato le numerosissime testimonianze dei benefici derivati dai trattamenti Reiki, aventi carattere descrittivo o aneddotico e quindi non adatte ad esami di tipo statistico, sebbene noi stessi abbiamo continuamente la gioia di essere testimoni dei effetti portati dal Reiki su chi li pratichi avendo frequentato un Corso Reiki anche solo di primo livello oppure su chi abbia ricevuto Trattamenti Reiki da un operatore.

Molti degli studi sul Reiki e delle ricerche qui elencate sono tratte da PubMed, la banca dati biomedica on line sviluppata dal National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) presso la National Library of Medicine (NLM). Sebbene non sia l’unica banca dati di questo tipo, con i suoi circa 16 milioni di citazioni di articoli scientifici dagli anni ’50 del ‘900 ad oggi PubMed è considerata il punto di riferimento nel suo campo. Il valore scientifico delle informazioni è garantito dalla selezione manuale dei contenuti condotta da qualificati comitati scientifici.

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Per facilitarne la consultazione gli studi sul Reiki sono stati raggruppati in CATEGORIE:

Aspetti emotivi e malattie mentali
Stress lavorativo e burnout degli operatori sanitari
Disturbo post traumatico da stress
Reiki negli ospedali
Terapia intensiva
Cancro
Cancro al seno
Cure palliative e fine vita
Malattie croniche e degenerative
Dolore
Problemi circolatori e cardiaci
HIV/AIDS
Anziani e terza età
Caregivers
Ginecologia (malattie, fertilità, gestazione, travaglio e parto, menopausa)
Neonati, bambini e adolescenti
Dipendenze
Psicoterapia e scienze sociali
Animali
Reiki e placebo
Ricerche generali sul Reiki
Piante e altri organismi
Altro

ASPETTI EMOTIVI E MALATTIE MENTALI

  • 2020 – Explore: “The effect of preoperative Reiki application on patient anxiety levels” (link)
  • 2019 – Research, Society and Devepolment, Práticas integrativas e complementares: estratégia de cuidado por meio do Reiki em pessoas com depressão (link)
  • 2018 – Master in infermieristica di Silvana Possani Medeiros all’Università Federale di Rio Grande in Brasile: Reiki como tecnologia de cuidado em enfermagem as pessoas com depressao (link)
  • 2018 – Revista Presencia. Salud mental, investigation y humanidades, Study of the NIC 1520 nurse intervention: Reiki in patients diagnosed with anxiety disorder (link)
  • 2017 – Departamento de Enfermería. Facultad de Medicina UAM (Madrid): Estudio de la intervención NIC 1520: Reiki en pacientes diagnosticados de trastorno de ansiedad (link)
  • 2016 – Revista latino-americana de enfermagem: I benefici di massaggi e Reiki nelle persone affette da stress e ansia.
  • 2015 – Journal of integrative medicine: The use of self-Reiki for stress reduction and relaxation (link)
  • 2012 – The International Journal of Healing and Caring: Effects of Reiki Treatment on Anxiety and Depression: A Randomized Control Trial (link)
  • 2011 – Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: I benefici del Reiki per ansia e depressione
  • 2010 – Brain Research Bulletin: Gli effetti del Reiki su benessere e stress in uno studio su degli studenti
  • 2005 – Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies: Why Prozac when we have Reiki?
  • 2005 – XX Congresso Nazionale S.I.M.P. Società Italiana di Medicina Psicosomatica: Reiki, una cura spirituale dell’ansia, della depressione e del dolore in clinica (Autori: Elisabetta Cofrancesco, Luisa Merati, Teresa Vitale)
  • 2004 – Alternative therapies in health and medicine: Gli effetti a lungo termine del Reiki su depressione e stress.
  • 2003 – Tesi di Laurea di Zuleikha Ahmed (Rand Afrikaans University – Johannesburg, Sudafrica): A literature review investigating the effects of Reiki and complementary and alternative therapies on depression (link)
  • 2002 – Riza Scienze – Reiki il tocco che cura: Reiki e psicoterapia di Luisa Merati (n°164)
  • 2001 – Journal of Advanced Nursing: Gli effetti del Reiki sui parametri biologici dello stress: uno studio.

STRESS LAVORATIVO E BURNOUT DEGLI OPERATORI SANITARI

DISTURBO POST TRAUMATICO DA STRESS

  • 2017 –  SIT Graduate Institute (Vermont USA): Reiki and Healing Touch: Implications for Trauma Healing (link)
  • 2015 – Air War College (Alabama – USA): Reiki: Application As A Modality of Integrative Therapy For Treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder And Other Wounded Warrior Issues (link)
  • 2001 – Complementary Therapies in Nursing and Midwifery: Gli effetti del Reiki sui sopravvissuti alle torture di Sarajevo.

REIKI NEGLI OSPEDALI

  • 2020 – Journal of holistic nursing: Reiki negli ospedali: i benefici di un progetto biennale negli Stati Uniti
  • 2018 – The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Immediate Symptom Relief After a First Session of Massage Therapy or Reiki in Hospitalized Patients: A 5-year Clinical Experience from a Rural Academic Medical Center (link)
  • 2017 – Relazione scientifica dell’Instituto Politécnico de Viseu (Portogallo): Reiki complementary therapy in nursing practice (link)
  • 2017 – Advanced integrative Medicine: Building a Reiki and Healing Touch volunteer program at an Academic Medical Center (link)
  • 2014 – Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: Development of a hospital reiki training program: training volunteers to provide reiki to patients, families, and staff in the acute care setting (link)
  • 2014 – Holistic nursing practice: Initiating a Reiki or CAM program in a healthcare organization–developing a business plan (link)
  • 2014 – Journal of nursing education: Integrating Reiki and Community-Engaged Scholarship: An Interdisciplinary Educational Innovation (link)
  • 2013 – Holistic Nursing Practice: An Integral Nursing Education Experience: Outcomes From a BSN Reiki Course (link)
  • 2013 – Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing: Usui Reiki in an Ambulatory Surgery Center (link)
  • 2013 – Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing: The Effect of Reiki on Women’s Preoperative Anxiety in an Ambulatory Surgery Center (link)
  • 2012 – European Journal of Integrative Medicine: The introduction of Reiki technique in the Brazilian Public Health System (link)
  • 2012 – Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing: Integration of Holistic Therapies: The Path Followed to Incorporating Reiki and Music Therapy in a Clinical Setting (link)
  • 2011 – Holistic nursing practice: Reiki and its journey into a hospital setting (link)
  • 2011 – Holistic nursing practice: Reiki at University Medical Center, Tucson, Arizona, a magnet hospital: Mega R. Mease is interviewed by William Lee Rand (linklink)
  • 2009 – Journal of Holistic Nursing: Reflection of a 7-Year Patient Care Program: Implementing and Sustaining an Integrative Hospital Program (link)
  • 2007 – Explore. The journal of science and healing: If there is any significant experience with using Reiki in the hospital or ER setting and if there is any literature to support this use? (link)
  • 2003 – Journal of the New York State Nurses’ Association: Reiki: a supportive therapy in nursing practice and self-care for nurses (link)
  • 2003 – Holistic Nursing Practice: Reiki therapy: the benefits to a nurse/Reiki practitioner (link)
  • 1999 – Journal of nursing care quality: L’uso del Reiki in chirurgia: il caso del Portsmouth Regional Hospital.

TERAPIA INTENSIVA

CANCRO

  • 2019 – Cogitare Enfermagem, Universidade Federal do Paraná (Brazil), Reiki in the Relief of chemotherapy-related bio-psycho-emotional signs and symptoms (link)
  • 2017 – International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health: Reiki: a modality towards holistic approach to cancer cure (link)
  • 2017 – Journal of Integrative Oncology: Reiki Therapy is Credible in Oncology. A Possible Analysis…(link)
  • 2017 – Professioni Infermieristiche: L’impatto del Reiki sugli effetti collaterali nei pazienti con neoplasia testa-collo in trattamento radioterapico.
  • 2016 – European Journal of Integrative Medicine: The effect of Reiki therapy on quality of life of patients with blood cancer: Results from a randomized controlled trial (link)
  • 2016 – Holistic nursing practice: Reiki for Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy in a Brazilian Hospital: A Pilot Study (link)
  • 2016 – Clinical journal of oncology nursing: The Effects of Yoga, Massage, and Reiki on Patient Well-Being at a Cancer Resource Center (link)
  • 2015 – Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: Gli effetti del Reiki a distanza nei pazienti oncologici
  • 2014 – Tesi di dottorato di Rita Évora Ferreira presso l’Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada (ISPA) di Lisbona: The Meanings of Psychological Empowerment in Oncological Disease Experience: Reiki as a resource technique (link)
  • 2013 – Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: Effetti del Reiki nella gestione dei sintomi in pazienti oncologici
  • 2013 – Integrative Cancer Therapies: Integrative Reiki for Cancer Patients: A Program Evaluation (link)
  • 2012 – Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine: Effects of Reiki, Yoga, or Meditation on the Physical and Psychological Symptoms of Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy: A Randomized Pilot Study (link)
  • 2012 – Clinical journal of oncology nursing: Biofield therapies and cancer pain (link)
  • 2012 – Seminars in oncology nursing: Energy therapies in oncology nursing (link)
  • 2012 – American Journal of Hospice and palliative medicine: Gli effetti del Reiki sui sintomi della chemioterapia.
  • 2011 – American Journal of Hospice and palliative medicine: Gli effetti del Reiki su ansia e dolore in un day hospital oncologico italiano.
  • 2010 – Rivista Cancer dell’American Cancer Society: L’effetto dei Reiki negli uomini con il cancro alla prostata
  • 2009 – XII Congreso Nacional de la Sociedad Española de Enfermería Oncológica del 3 al 6 de junio de 2009 en Santiago de Compostela: Estudio sobre Reiki realizado en el Hospital Ramón y Cajal de Madrid (link)
  • 2008 – Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing: Reiki as a clinical intervention in oncology nursing practice (link)
  • 2007 – Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing: The use of biofield therapies in cancer care (link)
  • 2007 – Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.): Management of cancer pain with complementary therapies (link)
  • 2007 – Advances in mind-body medicine: Reiki for Mind, Body, and Spirit Support of Cancer Patients (link)
  • 2004-2005 – Studio pilota presso il COES (Ospedale Le Molinette di Torino)- Reiki: integrazione alla chemioterapia nei pazienti con neoplasie avanzate
  • 2004 – Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies: Reiki effects on pain and quality of life in advanced cancer patients.
  • 2003 – Journal of pain and symptom management: A phase II trial of Reiki for the management of pain in advanced cancer patients (link)
  • 2003 – Tesi di Laurea di Ricardo Monezi c/o La Facoltà di Medicina all’Università di San Paolo: Evaluation of the hands impositions techniques over the hematological and immunological systems of male mice (link)

CANCRO AL SENO

  • 2019 – REASSURE- Effects of Reiki as supportive treatment during chemotherapy of breast cancer: A prospective, randomized, controlled clinical trial, San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (Texas), American Association for Cancer Research (link)
  • 2017 – Anticancer Research: Self-Efficacy for Coping with Cancer Enhances the Effect of Reiki Treatments During the Pre-Surgery Phase of Breast Cancer Patients (link)
  • 2016 – International Journal of Palliative Nursing: L’esperienza del Reiki in donne con il cancro: uno studio
  • 2015 – Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: The effects of Reiki therapy and companionship on quality of life, mood, and symptom distress during chemotherapy (link)
  • 2007 – Integrative Cancer Therapies: Il Reiki nel trattamento della fatigue correlata al cancro.

CURE PALLIATIVE E FINE VITA

  • 2019 – BMJ supportive & palliative care: “Reiki therapy for pain, anxiety and quality of life” (link)
  • 2017 – American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine: I benefici del Reiki in bambini che ricevono cure palliative .
  • 2017 – Journal of Pain and Symptom Management: Reiki for Hospice Patients and Their Caregivers: An In-Depth Qualitative Study of Experiences and Effects on Symptoms (link)
  • 2013 – Journal of palliative medicine: A Canadian Experience of Integrating Complementary Therapy in a Hospital Palliative Care Unit (link)
  • 2013 – Omega (Journal of Death and Dying): Use of complementary therapies in hospice and palliative care (link)
  • 2005 – International Journal in Palliative Nursing: The increasing use of reiki as a complementary therapy in specialist palliative care (link)
  • 2005 – Rivista Italiana di Cure Palliative: Il Reiki per pazienti oncologici anziani in fase terminale: uno studio italiano
  • 2004 – Advances in mind-body medicine: Palliative care service at the NIH includes Reiki and other mind-body modalities (link)
  • 1997 – American Journal of Hospice and palliative medicine: Il Reiki come terapia complementare in un paziente ricoverato in hospice.

MALATTIE CRONICHE E DEGENERATIVE

  • 2019 – Parkinsonism and related disorders: Use and perceived effectiveness of complementary therapies in Parkinson’s disease (link)
  • 2019 – 1st International Respati Health Conference (IRHC), Nursing School STIKES Tujuh BelasCentral Java (Indonesia), Effectiveness of using the smart energy method (Reiki) as an alternative preventive Patient Hyperglycemia Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 (link)
  • 2018 – Journal of Viral Hepatitis: I benefici del Reiki nei casi di epatite: uno studio brasiliano
  • 2013 – BMC Nephrology: Reiki and related therapies in the dialysis ward: an evidence-based and ethical discussion to debate if these complementary and alternative medicines are welcomed or banned (link)
  • 2010 – Revista de Enfermería IMSS Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social: Efecto del Reiki como cuidado de enfermería en el control metabólico de diabéticos tipo 2 (link)
  • 2007 – Diabete Care: Painful Diabetic Neuropathy. Impact of an alternative approach (link)
  • 2004 – The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: gli effetti del Reiki sul sistema nervoso autonomo (spunti per il Parkinson)
  • 1999 – International Society for the Study of Subtle Energy and Energy Medicine: I benefici psicofisici prodotti dal Reiki nei pazienti cronici
  • 1997 – Alternative Therapies: L’effetto del Reiki su alcune malattie croniche.

DOLORE

  • 2019 – Cadernos de Naturologia e Terapias Complementares, Effect of Reiki on women with chronic pain associated with anxiety and depression disorders (link)
  • 2019 – Centro di Gerontologia dell’Università di Zurigo (Svizzera): I benefici del Touch Healing sul dolore
  • 2019 – Facoltà di Scienze Infermieristiche delle Isole Baleari (Spagna): Eficacia del Reiki, tacto terapéutico o toque sanadoren el manejo del dolor (link)
  • 2019 – Bryan College of Health Sciences (Lincoln, Nebraska, USA), Reiki as a pain management adjunct in the postoperative total knee arthroplasty and surgical obstetric population: An integrative review, Tesi di dottorato di Allison Knopes (link)
  • 2019 – Military Medicine: Il Reiki come terapia complementare per il dolore cronico
  • 2019 – Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Il Reiki riduce il dolore nei bambini con il cancro
  • 2018 – Journal of holistic nursing: Reiki for Pain During Hemodialysis: A Feasibility and Instrument Evaluation Study (link)
  • 2018 – Journal of evidence-based integrative medice: Il dolore causato dall’ernia al disco: uno studio sugli effetti del Reiki
  • 2017 – Der Pharmacia Lettre: Effects of Reiki energy therapy on saphenous vein incision pain: A randomized clinical trial study (link)
  • 2017 – Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development: The Effect of Reiki Energy Healing on CABG Postoperative Chest Pain Caused by Coughing and Deep Breathing (link)
  • 2014 – Journal of Psychiatric Nursing: Efficacy of Therapeutic Touch and Reiki Therapy for Pain Relief in Disease Conditions: A Systematic Review (link)
  • 2014 – Pain Management Nursing: Effect of Reiki Therapy on Pain and Anxiety in Adults: An In-Depth Literature Review of Randomized Trials with Effect Size Calculations (link)
  • 2012 – Gastroenterology nursing: Il Reiki riduce il dolore nella colonscopia
  • 2010 – Gastroenterology nursing: Endoscopic procedure with a modified Reiki intervention: a pilot study (link)
  • 2008 – Rehabilitation nursing: Reiki as a Rehabilitative Nursing Intervention for Pain Management: A Case Study (link)
  • 1997 – Cancer prevention & control: L’uso del Reiki per la gestione del dolore: uno studio preliminare.

PROBLEMI CIRCOLATORI E CARDIACI

HIV/AIDS

ANZIANI E TERZA ETA’

CAREGIVERS

GINECOLOGIA (MALATTIE, FERTILITA’, GESTAZIONE, TRAVAGLIO e PARTO, MENOPAUSA)

NEONATI, BAMBINI E ADOLESCENTI

DIPENDENZE

Studi sull’uso del Reiki nel trattamento delle dipendenze da alcol e droga:

  • 2002 – Relazione presentata alla conferenza internazionale della World Federation of Therapeutic Communities: Reiki as an intervention in drug and alcohol withdrawal and rehabilitation
  • 1995 – Relazione presentata alla conferenza “Pathways to Healing: Enhancing life Through Complementary Therapies” del Royal College of Nursing: The benefits of Reiki treatment in drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs

PSICOTERAPIA E SCIENZE SOCIALI

  • 2019 – Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, The Impact of Psychotherapeutic Reiki on Anxiety (link)
  • 2017 – Neumann University Division of Education and Human Services (USA), Tesi di Antoinette S. Hemmerich: The Integration of Reiki and Psychotherapy on Depression: The Lived Experience (link)
  • 2012 – The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families: Couple Therapy and Reiki: A Holistic Therapeutic Integration (link)
  • 2011 – Tesi di Kimberly Ann Winnegge alla Smith College School for Social Work (Northampton UK): When East meets West: an exploratory study of how Reiki is integrated into psychodynamic practice (link)
  • 2010 – Conversations in the Field della Jungian Society for Scholarly Studies: Reiki and Jung: An Introduction (link)
  • 2009 – Tesi di Laurea Jackie Fox presso la McMaster University: Social work and Reiki: towards integration (link)
  • 2005 – Perspectives in Psychiatric Care: The use of Reiki in psychotherapy (link)

ANIMALI

  • 2008 – Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Reiki improves heart rate homeostasis in laboratory rats (link)
  • 2006 – The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Personal Interaction with a Reiki Practitioner Decreases Noise-Induced Microvascular Damage in an Animal Model (link)
  • 2000 – Journal of scientific exploration: The Effect of the “Laying On of Hands” on Transplanted Breast Cancer in Mice (link)

REIKI E PLACEBO

RICERCHE GENERALI SUL REIKI

  • 2019 – Alternative and Integrative Medicine (vol.8, n.3): Why Do Touch-Based Therapies (Reiki, Healing Touch and TherapeuticTouch) Work? (link)
  • 2019 – Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (Vol.25, n.10): Recente studio dimostra l’efficacia del Reiki sulla salute fisica e psicologica
  • 2017 – Enfermeria Global: Gli effetti del Reiki sul benessere soggettivo
  • 2015 – Clinical Case Reports and Reviews: Use of Reiki as a biofield therapy: An adjunct to conventional medical care (link)
  • 2014 – Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Enhanced coherence within the theta band between pairs of brains engaging in experienced versus naïve Reiki procedures (link)
  • 2012 – Revista Brasileira de Medicina de Família e Comunidade: Utilização de escalas psicométricas na avaliação dos possíveis efeitos terapêuticos do Reiki (link)
  • 2012 – Tesi di Laurea di Heather M. White presso University of Maine: Hybrid Healing: Reiki and the Integration of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Into Biomedicine (link)
  • 2012 – Tesi di dottorato di Helen Elizabeth Gibson (University of Leeds UK): Exploring the Effects of Reiki Self-Use on Health Literacy (link)
  • 2010 – Holistic nursing practice: The Touchstone Process: an ongoing critical evaluation of reiki in the scientific literature (link)
  • 2010 – International Journal of Behavioral Medicine: Biofield therapies: helpful or full of hype? A best evidence synthesis (link)
  • 2009 – Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: A systematic review of the therapeutic effects of Reiki (link)
  • 2009 – Nursing Science Quarterly: Reiki and changes in pattern manifestations (link)
  • 2009 – INFAD Revista de Psicología. International Journal of Developmental and Educational Psychology: A influencia da terapia de Reiki em indicadores de saude (link)
  • 2008 – Alternative and Complementary Therapies: A systematic review of the use of reiki in health care (link)
  • 2008 – Tesi di Laurea di Tannis Mardece Hargrove all’Università del Montana: A Phenomenological Study of Reiki Practitioners and Their Perceptions of Reiki as it Relates to Their Personal Health (link)
  • 2007 – Holistic nursing practice: An integrative review of Reiki touch therapy research (link)
  • 2004 – Home Health Care Management & Practice: Reiki: The Re-Emergence of an Ancient Healing Art in Modern Times (link)
  • 2003 – Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine: Reiki: a starting point of the integrative medicine (link)
  • 2003 – Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine: Reiki: review of a biofield therapy history, theory, practice, and research (link)
  • 2001 – Alternative and Complementary Therapies: Harnessing Life Energy or Wishful Thinking? Reiki, Placebo Reiki, Meditation, and Music (link)
  • 2000 – Holistic nursing practice: The Empowering Nature of Reiki as a Complementary Therapy (link)

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