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Reiki Reading List for Evidence Based Minded People




I have received some criticism in the past from evidence based westernized medical professionals who are skeptical of Reiki. It has made me realize that there should be a recommended reading list for those who desire a more western approach to understanding Reiki.


To do this, it was important to me to find books that bridge the gap between Eastern energy healing concepts and Western medical practices. Here are some highly recommended books that do just that! I thank you for your curiosity and hope you enjoy these books and appreciate their concepts in complementary holistic care.




1. "The Reiki Manual: A Training Guide for Reiki Students, Practitioners, and Masters" by Penelope Quest and Kathy Roberts

This book provides a comprehensive guide to Reiki, covering its history, principles, and techniques. It is especially useful for those in the medical field as it includes sections on how Reiki can be integrated into healthcare settings.


2. "Reiki Energy Medicine: Bringing Healing Touch into Home, Hospital, and Hospice" by Libby Barnett and Maggie Chambers

This book is tailored for healthcare professionals and caregivers. It explains how Reiki can be used in various medical environments, offering practical advice and real-life examples of its application in hospitals and hospices.


3. "Science of Reiki: Understand the Healing Art and its Scientific Basis" by Kathy Glover Scott

This book explores the scientific aspects of Reiki, making it a great choice for those with a background in science or medicine. It provides a detailed examination of how Reiki works from both a scientific and spiritual perspective.


4. "Reiki for Life: The Complete Guide to Reiki Practice for Levels 1, 2 & 3" by Penelope Quest

While this book is aimed at all levels of Reiki practitioners, it also offers valuable insights for medical professionals. It covers the therapeutic benefits of Reiki and discusses how it can complement conventional medical treatments.


5. "The Healing Power of Reiki: A Modern Master's Approach to Emotional, Spiritual & Physical Wellness" by Raven Keyes

This book offers an in-depth look at the use of Reiki in modern medical settings. Raven Keyes, a well-known Reiki practitioner who has worked with surgeons and medical professionals, shares her experiences and provides practical advice on integrating Reiki into healthcare.


6. "Reiki and Medicine" by David Herron

This book specifically targets medical professionals, explaining how Reiki can be used alongside conventional medicine. It includes case studies, scientific explanations, and practical tips for incorporating Reiki into medical practice.


7. "Hands of Light: A Guide to Healing Through the Human Energy Field" by Barbara Brennan

Although not exclusively about Reiki, this book is a classic in the field of energy healing and is written by a former NASA physicist. It provides a scientific perspective on how energy healing works, making it a valuable resource for those in the medical field interested in understanding the principles behind practices like Reiki.


8. "Reiki in Clinical Practice: A Science-Based Guide" by Ann Baldwin

This book presents a scientific approach to Reiki, discussing its physiological and psychological effects. It is particularly useful for medical professionals who are looking for evidence-based information on how Reiki can be applied in clinical settings.

These books provide a solid foundation for understanding Reiki from both a holistic and scientific perspective, making them excellent resources for Western medicine practitioners interested in exploring this complementary healing modality.


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