How many of us do yoga?
Probably a lot, but how many of you know a little something about the art of the reiki massage?
According to a study published last week in the journal Clinical Research in Sport Medicine, the use of the art has increased significantly over the past decade and is becoming a critical part of the health care system.
A reiki class at the University of California, San Francisco.
In the study, researchers looked at a database of medical records of patients who had received a reiki instruction and then followed up on their symptoms after.
The authors found that the incidence of symptoms following a massage was nearly double that of patients in the general population.
The number of cases of post-acute post-surgical headache rose by nearly 90 percent among those who had reiki treatments at least six months before their diagnosis.
Among those who did not receive reiki treatment, the incidence increased by more than 200 percent.
While it’s possible that the patients in this study were more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, the researchers also found that reiki was associated with an increased risk of death from other causes, including cardiac disease.
“There is strong evidence that the practice of reiki poses a great deal of risk for the individual and for the community,” study author Susan Farr, a professor in the Department of Psychology at the UC San Francisco, said in a statement.
“Therefore, we need to develop programs that will help the community address the risks and help prevent these harms.”
“The reiki technique, although widely practiced in many countries, is still not widely practiced internationally, including in the United States,” Farr continued.
“However, the research on reiki and its impact on health has increased rapidly in recent years, and the American reiki movement is taking off around the world.
I believe that by focusing on re-education as a way to reduce post-hospital mortality and health care costs, we can improve outcomes for all patients.”