CRR Accomplishments

The following is a list of projects that have been accomplished by the Center for Reiki Research.

Reiki in Hospitals List
A list of hospital Reiki programs that includes a detailed, hospital approved description of each program.

Reiki In Hospitals Workshop
We produce a Reiki in Hospitals Workshop in which participants are shown how to introduce, operate and maintain a Reiki program within a medical setting.

The Touchstone Process
Its development and implementation which includes a list and critical summarization of all Reiki studies published in peer reviewed journals listed in PubMed, Cochrane Collection and Medline. The Touchstone Process is continually updated to keep it current.

Reiki In Hospitals Power Point Presentation
A Power Point presentation that explains Reiki to hospital staff is now available. It includes a description of Reiki, how a hospital Reiki program works, its benefits to patients and hospital staff, a list of prominent hospitals that have programs and the research studies that support the therapeutic value of Reiki.

Grant Secured
We have received a grant to support a rigorously designed trial Reiki study in collaboration with Abington Memorial Hospital, a nationally recognized magnet hospital. The purpose of the study is to determine the therapeutic value of Reiki for orthopedic patients in a clinical context. As of February, 2013, this study is in it's final stage.

Articles Published in Peer-Reviewed Journals
Ann Linda Baldwin, PhD, William Lee Rand, and Gary E. Schwartz, PhD (2013). Practicing Reiki Does Not Appear to Routinely Produce High-Intensity Electromagnetic Fields from the Heart or Hands of Reiki Practitioners, Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 19(6), 518-526.

Baldwin, A.L., Vitale, A.T., Brownell, E., Scicinski, J., Kearns, M., Rand. W.L. (2010). The Touchstone Process: An ongoing critical evaluation of Reiki in the scientific literature, Holistic Nursing Practice, 24(5), 260-276.

Vitale, A.T. (2011). Introduction for "Reiki at University Medical Center, Tucson, Arizona, a Magnet Hospital: Mega R. Mease is interviewed by William Lee Rand, Holistic Nursing Practice, 25(5), 231-232 doi: 10.1097/HNP.0b013e31822a8611.

Rand, W.L. (2011). Reiki at University Medical Center, Tucson, Arizona, a Magnet Hospital: Mega R. Mease is Interviewed by William Lee Rand, Holistic Nursing Practice, 25(5), 233-237 doi: 10.1097/HNP.0b013e31822a0291s.

Rand, W.L. (2013). Letter To The Editor, 'Temari Reiki: A new hands-off approach to traditional Reiki', International Journal of Nursing Practice 2013; 19: 445–446.

 
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Research Staff

Ann Baldwin, Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief, Summarization
Team Lead

Richard
Hammerschlag
, Ph.D.
Article Retrieval and Evaluation Team

Harold Bob, MD, CMD
Summarization Team

Nikki Ward
Summarization Team

Natalie Trent, Ph.D.
Project Coordinator

Robin Fuerst, PharmD
Article & research review, summarization and writing

Tim Martin
Article and Research
Summarization

Adrian Winters III, Ph.D.
Summarization Team

Cynthia F. Yap, RN Summarization Team

William Lee Rand
Founder, Writer
Production Coordinator

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