Using Energy Healing to Decrease Memory and Behavior Problems in Mild Alzheimer's Disease

In the November 2006 edition of the Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine in an article entitled 'Using Reiki to decrease memory and behavior problems in mild cognitive impairment and mild Alzheimer's disease' researchers found that four 30 minute energy healing (Reiki is a Japanese mode of energy healing) treatments over a four week period caused "statistically significant increases in mental functioning and memory and behavior problems" in a study of 24 individuals aged 60-80 years.

The article described Alzheimer's disease as follows:

"Always fatal and with no known cure, Alzheimer’s disease (AD) afflicts over 2 million Americans. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is often a precursor to AD. A wide range of therapies are used to treat the symptoms of AD and MCI."

The article described Reiki as follows:

"Reiki is an ancient form of hands-on healing applied by trained practitioners. Electromagnetic currents 1000 times stronger than in heart muscle have been measured from Reiki healers’ hands in the range of 2–20 Hz, centering at 8–10 Hz. Profound healing of damaged tissue and some psychological impacts have been measured when energy at 8–10 Hz is applied."

The article concluded with the following statement:

"Reiki is noninvasive, has no known side effects, has no negative impacts on existing treatments or therapy, and is inexpensive. Primary caregivers can become attuned and provide Reiki to their clients frequently at no cost. Reduction in nursing care, nursing facilities, and improved quality of life may result."

The text of the article is available here.