known for many years that placing an electrical coil around a fracturethat refuses to mend will stimulate bone growth and repair.Becker explains that 'brain waves' are not confined to the brain buttravel throughout the body via the perineural system, the sheaths of connective tissue surrounding all nerves. During treatment, thesewaves begin as relatively weak pulses in the thalamus of thepractitioner's brain, and gather cumulative strength as they flow tothe peripheral nerves of the body including the hands. The sameeffect is mirrored in the person receiving treatment, and Beckersuggests that it is this system more than any other, that regulatesinjury repair and system rebalance. This highlights one of the specialfeatures of Reiki (and similar therapies) - that both practitioner andclient receive the benefits of a treatment, which makes it veryefficient.It is interesting to note that Dr. Robert Becker carried out his study onworld-wide array of cross-cultural subjects, and no matter what theirbelief systems or customs, or how opposed to each other theircustoms were, all tested the same. Part of Reiki's growing popularityis that it does not impose a set of beliefs, and can therefore be usedby people of any background and faith, or none at all. This neutralitymakes it particularly appropriate to a medical or prison setting.Hence we have uncovered a major synergy between clinicalbiomedicine and complementary medicine. The basic physics of induction is important because it helps explain some of the effects of Reiki. In essence, the biomagnetic fields produced by a practitioner’shands can induce current flows in the tissues and cells of individualswho are in close proximity.Evidence that this actually can occur is nicely summarized in afascinating paper entitled “
The Electricity of Touch
” and in abook entitled `
Science of the Heart
Following are findings of some researchorganizations on Reiki:
Natural standard and Harvard Medical School released a paper ona study done by scientists on reiki and its effects.The studies werecarried out on small samples and it was found that:Reiki works on the autonomic nervous system, effecting heart beatrate, blood pressure and/or breathing activity.Reiki can help reduce depression and stress.Reiki can help reduce pain.