Reiki Research


Dr. Mehmet Oz, a renowned cardiovascular surgeon and host of one of the most popular syndicated television shows in America, recently introduced millions of viewers to the natural healing practice of Reiki as part of a program on alternative and natural remedies. The Dr. Oz show not only included a segment featuring a demonstration by Reiki Teacher and world renowned author Pamela Miles, he emphatically recommended viewers to “try Reiki, which he described as “my favorite treatment that could change the future of medicine forever.”

Dr. Oz said of Reiki “If we put cupping in the hybrid category between bio-manipulation and energy,” Oz said as the Reiki segment began, “It provides me with a good segue to what I think may be ultimately the most important alternative medicine treatment of all. And we are embarking on this whole new vista of opportunities, it broadens dramatically the spectrum of where we might be able to go in our bodies, and this is the area of energy medicine.”

When introducing Pamela he informed the audience and viewers that “Pamela has actually been to the operating room with me where we have done Reiki. He pointed out that, like Pamela, “my wife Lisa is a Reiki master, so when the kids get sick, or when I’m out of sorts, she actually comes by, I can’t even tell when she’s treating me, sometimes she secretly treats me, if she thinks I’m in a bad mood and I see hands moving around, but I actually feel the heat.”

Pamela explained that “Reiki is a balancing practice, and so rather than addressing the headache or whatever else is the problem, what it does is it influences the person’s overall system toward balance, and then as the system becomes more balanced, symptoms tend to fall away. Then over time, for example, if you get headaches, you may find that you get them less frequently.”

During the demonstration Dr. Oz asked the volunteer recipient, if she felt anything to which she replied “Yes, my headache’s going away”. By way of explaining energy and it’s importance he said “Let me show you why I think energy has been overlooked,” Oz continued, turning to reveal a large microscopic image. “This is an image of a cell. And it’s beautiful, isn’t it? You see that cell there, and it looks colorful, and look at the blue pattern on the outside. That’s the membrane of the cell. That blue area on the outside differentiates life, because it separates no energy on the outside from energy that’s present on the inside. So if you think about it in that way, if the membrane of a cell keeps an energy balance between inside and outside, which is what defines life, if we put those cells together, into an organ, shouldn’t the organ have energy? And if you put those organs into a body, shouldn’t our bodies have energy? And so, many of the ailments that we suffer from can be treated through energy therapies, which will become much more prevalent over the next few years.”

At the show’s conclusion, Oz did his usual “Oz’s Orders” segment: “Here are the three things I want you to remember from today’s show. First off, try Reiki. This alternative medicine treatment can manipulate your energy and cure what ails you.” And he recommended in relation to the other segments of his show, that viewers boost their metabolisms and check their blood pressure. “Those are my doctor’s orders.”

Whereas Reiki Practitioners know that Reiki is not an alternative rather a complementary treatment, that the energy is not manipulated rather it goes where it is needed and Reiki is not a cure, I believe that this exposure for Reiki to millions of viewers will lead to an increase in interest in this wonderful healing modality. Hopefully it will also encourage more of our Australian Medics and Surgeons to take a look at Reiki.

The use of Reiki as a effective health benefit is now being accepted by the medical establishment!

A fact sheet released entitled; “Massage and Cancer” lists Reiki among other therapies as a gentle bodywork therapy for those who suffer from Cancer.Ref: The Cancer Council of New South Wales.