The use of self Reiki for stress reduction and relaxation
Journal of Integrative Medicine; 13(5); 336-340
N=32 students taught Reiki level 1, agreed to give self-Reiki twice a week for 20 weeks.
Questionnaires used at baseline and at intervals throughout the study
Reiki baseline Credibility Scale
Reiki Expectancy Scale
Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) (validated)
RESULTS AND COMMENTS
20 students completed the 20 weeks.
There were statistically significant decreases in the students’ stress levels from baseline to all other weeks and further reductions between the weeks.
Comment: The sample size was small.