What is Reiki therapy?

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Reiki therapy is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 44 19
Fibromyalgia 8 4
Pain 8 4
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 5 1
Anxious mood 5 1
Parkinson's disease 4 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 29

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Reiki therapy

Side effect Patients
Emotional sensitivity 1
Increased energy 1
Mood elevated or improved 1
Nausea 1
Relaxation 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Reiki therapy

Dosage Patients
1 hr daily 2
daily 2
monthly 2
weekly 2
1 hr monthly 1
1 other m,w,f 1
15 min every other week 1
1 hr twice daily 1
30 min daily 1
1hours as needed 1

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Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 16
Usually 12
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 7
Not at all hard to take 20
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 4
$100-199 5
$50-99 2
$25-49 2
< $25 9
Not specified 9
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5 patient evaluations for Reiki therapy

Jan 12, 2017 (Started Dec 19, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Daily
Advice & Tips: I have been doing reiki on myself for over 15 years now. It is very calming & relaxing, is easy to do (I do it every night in bed), and has no harmful side effects and costs me nothing but my time.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 2, 2016 (Started Dec 19, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Daily
Advice & Tips: I continue nightly self reiki and I fell it helps me.  It has no harmful side effects and is very calming.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 10, 2014 (Started Dec 19, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Daily
Advice & Tips: I continue to do self reiki every nite and I still enjoy its relaxing effects.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 14, 2011 (Started Dec 19, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Daily
Advice & Tips: I add self reiki to my regimen very easily: it is effortless, takes very little time, costs nothing, relaxes me, helps me sleep. I receive many benefits and no negative side effects. Who wouldn't use it?
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 15, 2010 (Started Dec 19, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Daily
Advice & Tips: Reiki is simple to do, costs nothing but time, has no unpleasant side effects, and is very relaxing.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 17, 2013 (Started Oct 24, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: difficult to find money and time for this.....

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 29, 2009 (Started Mar 27, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks
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