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Does Reiki have any scientific basis?
The answer is – it depends. If you ask a lot of “scientifically-minded” people they will tell you no. This is mostly because they are still relating to Newtonian physics – relating to lumps of things interacting with other lumps and is pretty limited at explaining the world we live in.
Most people don’t understand quantum physics but if you start to understand the fundamental principle that everything is energy and that the Universe is a pretty strange place (check out quantum entanglement!) then the principles of Reiki will at least start to make sense.
Reiki has actually been extensively studied and is even available in some hospitals. Check out this study here: Reiki Is Better Than Placebo and Has Broad Potential as a Complementary Health Therapy
Beyond the scientific method you have millions of people giving and receiving Reiki and other energetic healing sessions and experiencing good results. If you think that this would still be happening if there was nothing to it then I have some coastal land to sell – viewing at low tide only 🙂
What I would say to you is keep your mind open and find out for yourself. Science is getting updated daily. It is certainly not all encompassing and many studies that are quoted are done by commercial concerns with an agenda so are about as much to be trusted as a Cadburys study declaring theirs to be the best chocolate.
Go taste and make up your own mind.