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 www.centerforreikiresearch.org
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.
ANIMAL REIKI RESEARCH
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.
HUMAN REIKI RESEARCH
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, et.al. 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. et.al. 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. psychcentral.com.
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: https://ihreiki.com/blog/the_brain_waves_of_reiki/?v=7516fd43adaa 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, et.al. 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.
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