Reiki and changes in pattern manifestations

Nurs Sci Q. 2009 Jul;22(3):250-8. doi: 10.1177/0894318409337014.


The purposes of this qualitative research study were to describe the changes in pattern manifestations that individuals experienced associated with receiving Reiki, and to present the theoretical understanding of these changes. The unitary field pattern portrait research method was utilized because it was ontologically, epistemologically, and methodologically consistent with the science of unitary human beings. Reiki was found to be associated with changes in awareness from dissonance and turbulence to harmony and well-being by helping individuals knowingly participate in actualizing their own capacities for healing. Reiki was found to be an appropriate voluntary mutual patterning nursing modality.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Qualitative Research
  • Therapeutic Touch*