Reiki is a traditional holistic mind-body wellness method from Japan. While at present time, science is not able to explain how Reiki works, people who receive Reiki report remarkable improvements in their physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Personally, as a medical doctor, I was quite skeptical about all the "unproven" healing arts including Reiki, but after nearly two decades of observational evidence, I am completely amazed by the vast benefits of Reiki. I've seen Reiki clients with incurable conditions and illnesses that are known to be difficult to treat improve beyond what I thought was medically possible - full resolution of severe neuropathy, elimination of severe physical pain in just one session, rapid and sustained healing from heroin and other addictions, quick improvement of vertigo, dramatic improvement of long COVID symptoms, healing from deep-seated anger and long-term depression, complete stress relief, permanent resolution of severe panic attacks, getting "unstuck" and finding clarity and purpose, and so much more!
In addition to Reiki and my medical practice, I am also directly involved in clinical research. As a research physician, I can attest that studying Reiki is not an easy task. It is very difficult to create, fund, and conduct high-quality clinical trials in Reiki. In spite of numerous publications on the effectiveness of Reiki, because of many methodological challenges in Reiki research, it proves difficult to analyze all the published scientific data and to come to clear and cohesive conclusions about its effectiveness. While there are not too many doctors and research scientists who have a deep interest in Reiki, the time will come, when the body of collected evidence will prove the remarkable positive effects of this holistic Japanese practice. We are not there yet, but I hope that by sharing my experience more people would look into Reiki for their health as well as more researchers would consider taking the time to properly study this remarkable phenomenon.
The benefits of Reiki that I have observed have been so impressive, that I feel that it would be unethical for me to only practice Western medicine, knowing just how much Reiki can help people self-heal physically, emotionally, and spiritually.