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The Reiki practitioner claims to be able to transfer energy to the patient, even at a distance, and thereby enable the body to heal itself.
This is an interesting theory and has the potential to revolutionise medicine if it works. Firstly, we need to be able to identify this energy, demonstrate its existence, show some tangible effect of its presence, make some kind of measurement, and demonstrate a means of controlling it.
So it is clear that the self-healing property claimed by Reiki is a partial phenomenon, requiring some conditions.
Reiki practitioners do not seem to recognise these conditions in some of their extraordinary claims. It is claimed that the self-healing property of the human body is blocked in some way, and that Reiki can unblock it.
But the evidence only supports self-curative properties in certain circumstances: where major trauma has damaged vital organs, self-curing fails.
Where there are damaging metabolic changes, self-curing does not take place.
So just the fact that they say they feel better is no indication that they are in fact getting better.There are many illnesses which do not cure themselves such as diabetes, macular degeneration, spinal injuries, Parkinson’s disease, osteoarthritis, and so on.It is clearly not true that self-healing can take place except in particular circumstances, where the injury or illness is not serious, and where vital functionality has not been lost.For example, a measurable change in the patient after having received this energy.Thirdly, we need to know something about where the energy comes from, how it is transferred, how it is stored, and the means by which we know these things.