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Resources for Veterinarians

Keep up with the latest  information, research , articles and training.

Reiki Online Resources

Animal Reiki Online Resources

Animal Reiki Alliance

Animal Reiki Source

Shelter Animal Reiki Association

Reiki (General) Online Resources

International Center for Reiki Training


International House of Reiki

Raven Keyes Medical Reiki International


The Center for Reiki Research

Reiki Research Articles

While we do not condone the study of Reiki with laboratory animals, we share them here only because they are relevant and we want to honor the lives of the animals who participated. 


Personal Interaction with a Reiki Practitioner Decreases Noise-Induced Microvascular Damage in an Animal Model. (2006). Baldwin AI, Schwartz, GE.  J Altern Complement Med, 12(1): 15-22.

Reiki as Complementary Care in Veterinary Practice, Kathleen S. Lester, MS, Journal of the American Holistic Veterinary Association, Volume 54,  Spring 2019.  

Reiki Improves Heart Rate Homeostasis in Laboratory Rats. (2008). Baldwin, Al, Wagers, C, Schwartz, GE. JU Altern Complement Med, 14(4): 417-422. 


A Phase II Trial of Reiki for the Management of Pain in Advanced Cancer Patients. (2003). Olson, K, Hanson, J, Michaud, M. J Pain Symptom Manage, 26(5):990-997. 

A Pilot Study: Reiki for Self-Care of Nurses and Healthcare Providers. (2006). Holist Nurs Pract. 20(2): 95-101. 


Biological Correlates of Reiki Touch Healing. (2001). J Adv Nurs. 33(4): 439-445. 


Effects of Reiki on Anxiety, Depression, Pain and Psychological Factors in Community-Dwelling Older Adults. (2010). Nancy E. Richeson, PHD, CTRS, Judith A. Spross, PhD, RN, FAAN, Kathlerine Lutz, FNP, RN, Cheng Peng, PhD. Gerontological Nursing, 3(3):187-199.

Effects of Reiki on Pain and Selected Affective and Personality Variables of Chronically Ill Patients. (1998). Subtle Energies and Energy Med J,  9(1): 53-82.

Effects of Reiki on Pain, Anxiety and Blood Pressure in Patients Undergoing Knee Replacement: A Pilot Study. Baldwin, AL, Vitale, A, Brownwll, Holist Nurs Pract, 31(2): 80-89.


Effect of Reiki Therapy on Pain and Anxiety in Adults: An In-Depth Literature Review of Randomized Trials with Effect Size Calculations. (2014).  Susan Thrane, RN, MSN, OCN, & Susan M. Cohen, DSN, APRN, FAAN. Pain Management Nursing. Dec: 15(4): 897-908. 

Effects of Reiki Versus Physiotherapy on Relieving Lower Back Pain or Improving Activities of Daily Living with Patients with Intervertebral Disc Hernia. (2018). Jahantigh, F, Abdollahimohammed, A, Firouzkouhi, M. J Evid Based Integr Med. 23: 2515690X1872745.

Endocsopic Procedure with a Modified Reiki Intervention: A Pilot Study. (2010). Hulse, RS, Stuart-Shor, EM, Russo, J. Gastroenterol Nurs. 33(1): 20-26.

Healing Ourselves, Healing Others: Third in a Series. (2004). Jackson, C. Holist Nurs Pract, 18(4): 199-210.

Immediate Effects of Reiki on Heart Rate Variability, Cortisol Levels, and Body Temperature in Health Care Professionals with Burnout. (2011). Diaz-Rodriguez, L, Arroyo-Morales, M, Fernandez-de-las-Penas, C, et. al. Biol Res Nurs. 13: 376-382. 

Long-term Effects of Energetic Healing on Symptoms of Psychological Depression and Self-Perceived Stress. (2004).  Shore AG. Altern Ther Health Med 10(3): 42-48. 

Nurse Healers: Exploring Their Lived Experiences as Nurses. (1999). Hemsley, M, Glass, N. J Holist Nurs. 6(2): 28-34.

Nurses' Lived Experience of Reiki for Self-care. (2009). Holist Nurs Pract. 23(3): 129-141. 

Pilot Crossover Trial of Reiki Versus Rest for Treating Cancer-Related Fatigue. (2007). Tsang, KL, Carlson, LE, Olson, K. Integr Cancer Ther, 6(1): 25-35. 

Reiki as a pain management Adjunct in Screening Colonoscopy. (2012). Bourque, AL, Sullivan, ME, Winter, MR. Gastroenterol Nursing. Sep: 35(5): 308-312.

Reiki Healing and Mental Health: What the Research Shows.(2018).  Deborah Bier, PhD.

Reiki is Better than the Placebo and Has Broad Potential as a Complementary Health Therapy. David E. McManus, PhD. Journal of Evidenced Based Complementary Alternative Medicine, October 22(4): 1051-1057, 2017. 

Science and the Human Energy Field. 2002. Oschman, JL Rand WL. Reiki News Magazine. 1(3), 1-8. 

The Brain Waves of Reiki. Pennington, J. International House of Reiki. Available at: Accessed January 25, 2019.

Reiki Therapy: The Benefits to a Nurse/Reiki Practitioner. (2003). Whelan, KM, Wishnia GS. Holist Nurs Pract, 17(4):209-217. 

The Effect of Reiki on Pain and Anxiety in Women with Abdominal Hysterectomies: A Quasi Experimental Pilot Study. (2006). Vitale, AT, O'Connor, PC. Holist Nurs Pract. 20(6): 263-272. 

The Effect of Reiki on Work-Related Stress of the Registered Nurse. (2011).Cuneo, CL, Curtis Cooper, MR, Drew, CS, J Holiost Nurs. 29(1): 33-43. 

The Self as Healer: Reflections from a Nurse's Journey. (2000). Quinn, JF. AACN Clin Issues, 11(1): 17-26,

Use of Reiki as a Biofield Therapy: An Adjunct to Conventional Medical Care (2015). Singg, S.  Clin Case Rep Rev 1: doi: 10.15761/CCRR.1000121.

What is Healing Energy? (1997). Oschman, JL, Rand, WL. Part 3: silent pulses. J Body Mov Ther. 1(3): 1-8. 

Reiki Books

Animal Reiki Books

Animal Reiki (2006) Elizabeth Fulton and Kathleen Prasad

Animal Reiki Research: Implications for Practice (2018) Kathleen Lester

Everything Animal Reiki: A Simple Guide to Meditating with Animals for Healing (2015) Kathleen Prasad


Reiki for Dogs (2012) Kathleen Prasad

General Reiki Books


The Healing Power of Reiki (2012) Raven Keyes

The Japanese Art of Reiki (2005) Frans Stiene


The Reiki Sourcebook ( 2003) Bronwen & Frans Stiene


Consciousness, Bioenergy, and Healing (Healing Research) (2004) Daniel J. Benor, PhD

Energy Medicine: The Scientific Basis (2015) James Oschman, PhD

Spiritual Healing: Scientific Validation of A Healing Revolution (Healing Research Volume 1) (2001) Daniel J. Benor, PhD


Love is the Best Medicine: What Two Dogs Taught One Veterinarian About Hope, Himility and Everyday Miracles. (2011) Dr. Nick Trout

Vets on Reiki: The Power of Animal Healing in Veterinary Practice (2019) Kathleen Prasad

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