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  1. Whelan, Kathleen M. ARNP, MSNc
  2. Wishnia, Gracie S. PhD, RN, C


This study evaluates how nurses who gave Reiki therapy perceived the benefit of this therapy on their clients and on themselves concurrently as providers of the therapy. As an adjunct, the study's purpose was to enhance the understanding and credibility of nurse/Reiki practitioners.


In an extensive review of the literature, fewer than 10 studies were found in the last 12 years regarding Reiki therapy. 1-6 Reiki therapy is used as a complementary healing method to enhance an overall sense of well being, reduce pain, decrease stress, and foster relaxation. 7