Collected open-ended responses from the Global Reiki Survey regarding the question "if you had results with a specific illness or disease, please describe your results". The responses show an enormous variety of different symptoms and ailments can be helped with Reiki. Please note these are individual experiences and does not presume an alleviation of symptoms will occur for everyone. Always follow your health providers advice! Reiki is not a replacement for proper medical intervention.
I'm an incomplete quadriplegic with chronic pain issues as well. If I couldn't do self treatments I would be much worse.
Carl A., USA
I was using a wheelchair due to my Multiple Sclerosis disease progression in 2005. I am not using the wheelchair at all now, I use a walker or crutch instead - it is 2020.
Cecilia B, South Africa
I healed myself from a 37 year-long pollen allergy. Hashimoto stopped on a certain level and is now getting better. Since my initiation in Reiki I never had a flu again, often stop colds in the beginning. No more episodes of sore throat which I often had before.
I had a MS relapse a year ago and it is getting better now.
Penny P, USA
Was having problem on my knees but as a result of reiki healing, now it's better .
Ritu J, India
Repetitive sore throats of all sorts can now be stopped early. Pollen allergy is significantly relieved thanks to Reiki.
Translation: No more rheumatism, no more colds when treated from first signs, healed burns
Plus de rhumatism, plus de rhume, car soigné aux premiers symptômes. et à enlevé les feu des brûlures
My fibromyalgia has greatly improved. I used to have a lot of days where I couldn’t get out of bed or off the couch.
I have had pancreatic cancer for 15 years. I get a pet scan of my body once a year. For the first time since the cancer appeared there are parts of my body that are experiencing the regression of the cancer. Reiki has a lot to do with that!
I have type 1 diabetes. This disease is chronic. I used to suffer from headaches due to stress. Reiki has helped me get rid of headaches in all but when I have high blood sugar situations. Reiki has greatly improved my mental health as well. I've struggled with PTSD and situational anxiety. Reiki has allowed me to value myself much more than in the past, and it has helped me to heal from past traumas in a great many ways.
Jeff B., USA
I have sciatica and pain in my ankles from having flat feet. I work on both of these issues daily, and the pain is much reduced for both problems. I also have migraines, but I have experienced significantly fewer migraines since starting to regularly perform Reiki on myself.
Deb P, USA
My diabetes issue with insulin injections is much better now. I used to have 5 injections per day plus one weekly. Now I do only 1 a day and 1 weekly. I'm very happy and I thank reiki for that. I have also managed my depression and suicidal tendencies. I enjoy life now, still have my ups and downs but I love my life. I thank reiki for that. And all the reiki teachers I've met in my life.
Eva V., Greece
I suffered a mild heart attack 8 years ago, underwent surgery, and now I am as healthy as ever. I believe that Reiki was one element that contributed to my recovery, along with very good medical treatment, exercise, etc. I think that Reiki has helped me to manage what is a very stressful, high powered job, and helps me to maintain a balanced and healthy perspective.
I am 70. Since I was 30 I have had a very severe migraine that has made my life difficult. I did psychological counselling for 10 years (40-50). It helped me tackle the migraine, and it has became milder. I have done reiki from 60 - 70. For the last 2 months I have not had migraines. It's like a miracle in my life :).
Jorunn M, Norway
I crushed the end of my thumb with a heavy hammer. The strike was so hard that an imprint of the head of the bolt I was going to strike was left in the tissue of my thumb. Iced the thumb and went to a clinic. The X-ray tech had to take x-rays twice because the 1st set was "confusing". He used my other hand as a comparison when taking the 2nd set. Both sets of X-rays showed the thumb bone on the hurt hand "had been" broken, but had been "recently healed". Very minor bruising. The soft tissue had still not totally rebounded when I left the clinic.
Tod R, USA
I was diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder as a teenager (I'm 58 years old). Since doing self reiki I no longer need antidepressants. My depression is gone. My anxiety is gone. If I feel anxious, I self treat and I am renewed. It has been miraculous!
Luanne , USA
Osteoarthritis improved significantly
Arthritis walked with sticks. Now completely gone, doing long hikes which I couldn't before
Joan W, England
I discovered Reiki when I was having chemo and it greatly reduced my side effects
Diane DP, USA
Reiki eliminated the use of multiple medications
Mary H., USA
Fibromyalgia in remission
Doing Reiki has helped me deal with stress which I believe has assisted me to keep my high blood pressure under control .
Cardiomyopathy from heart attack and high cholesterol. I continue to beat the odds! Doc calls me a walking miracle. No stints, or defibrillator and I live a normal life.
Tammy F, USA
I used Reiki to get pregnant when my husband and I were experiencing unexplained female infertility.
J. St Amand, USA
I have noticed significant improvements in depression. While I have seen no improvement in symptoms of Crohn’s disease, my relationships and experiences with doctors have changed immensely to be much more supportive and helpful.
Carolyn C., USA
Lymes disease with neurological lingering symptoms. Reiki helps alleviate symptoms. I notice some pain and send reiki to area. I sleep much better with less waking at night.
Juli W., USA
Rae H., Canada
Very anxious and stressed during personal/family crisis ... reiki was very helpful.
I was able to heal digestive issues, allergy, back pain, period pain. My pregnancy period was so smooth. Our daughter always healthy. So Grateful.
Mireille H, Lebanon
Less arthritic pain in back and hips
Leslie R, USA
Chronic fatigue syndrome- energy levels went from 10% to 40%, which is huge for me.
Sheila K, UK
No more fibromyalgia
Annick K., Norway
Use to have migraines
Tudor G, Romania
Eczema outbreaks have complete reduced and lots of improvement.
Santosh SK, India
Arthritis in knees, pain significantly reduced. Diagnosed Anxiety controllable without medicine and occurrence reduced. Libido (post menopause) increased. Skin improved.
Diagnosed Vaginal atrophy 90% improved.
Sonia H, UK
My period is regular now
Bladder cancer, Ehlers Danlos syndrome
My allergy symptoms have lessened
Barbara M., USA
Was able to rid myself of arthritis.
Chronic fatigue - reason I first had a Reiki session - able to work 30 hours a week now instead of 20
Susan D, Wales
I have been taking medication for both depression and high blood pressure for about 12 years, related to multiple family crises. Since completing Reiki 1 and 2, I have been able to decrease the dosage of both medications and have spoken to my doctor about phasing out both of them this year. Chronic headache/migraine and digestive problems have improved from daily to rarely.
Cardio vascular problems better controlled
Luc C, Belgium
Depression is gone.
Lorraine G, Canada
Healing post-operation - pain control
Mike T, South Africa
My IBS does not seems as bad but I'm not consistent enough doing reiki on myself.
Marj P, Canada
Gallbladder removed I performed reiki before and after surgery and had no pain after and healed fast
Destiny P, USA
Insomnia has gone
Pradeep P, India
Vu, Viet Nam
I had an injured shoulder for 4 years. Many different modalities assisted with pain management. I attribute Reiki to significantly assisting above all else.
Breast cancer. I felt very grounded and certain I would completely heal. I am 6 years out and cancer free.
Elaine C, USA
I had knee pain- both knees and could hardly bend them and now I can. Left 80% better, Right 95% better. GI issues are 95% improved/gone. Back pain manageable. Rt shoulder pain manageable. Got off anti-reflux drugs. Do not take NSAIDS - maybe once a year. I could not manage without my self Reiki. Thats why I teach - everyone should have at least Level I!
Tina L, USA
Occasional sleep issues I now do self Reiki and that helps me to not stress about falling back to sleep. I now consider that awake time as extra self care and prayer time. That helps significantly!
Great pain relief with sciatica
Caroline G., Canada
Crohns has remained in remission
Sheryl F., USA
Chronic headaches occur much less and Reiki helps get rid of any headaches without any medications.
Lowered my blood pressure
Decrease of symptoms, meds work better
Amanda Dahl, RMT, USA
My eyesight improved. My reading glass requirement is no longer there now. From +2 to normal. My short sightedness is almost 60% better.
Pradyumna C, India
Elevated Liver Enzymes returned to normal levels over the course of 4 months of 30 minute daily self reiki
Karen Ackermann, USA
Had problems ear, nose, throat that disappeared
I have RA since I’m in my 30s. It was bad in my 40s. Reiki and diet help me get better without taking major medications. I’m 73 and in pretty good shape.
Kat R , USA
I started Reiki because of a dislocated heel. Through a variety of modalities, including Reiki, I don't even have a limp. I credit Reiki with the calm, relaxed state that enables greater self healing, and with allowing me to develop and maintain my connection to Source and flow, which makes life rather magical.
Michelle R., USA
I can cope with my coeliac much better. Still much IBS although it has improved a little. Back problems much better.
I have been able to get off of 3 different medications I was prescribed.
Rheumatoid arthritis- I no longer take medication
Andrea R, South Africa
Reiki helped me deal with PTSD following a car accident.
Dr Christine M., USA
I had a gyn chronic problem improve greatly much to my happiness and my MD's surprise
Almost no pain medication needed with spastic diplegia cerebral palsy
Diabetes, Barrett's oesophagus, Arthritis, Bulging Discs in cervical & low back, Benign tumor in ear- hearing loss, Dizzy
Michelle C., USA
Having HIV its helped overall
My back problem is much better now
Priyanka G, India
Rheumatoid Arthritis - During my first diagnosis about 15 years ago -my physician was amazed at how well I was doing? She said something like "I've seen people with your numbers (bloodwork) in wheelchairs!"
I'm 57; I have my health issues. I can only wonder how much worse they might have been, had Reiki not been working on my behalf!
Kelly B., USA
Improvement with vertigo issues
Improvement in Diabetes and Chronic Kidney disease
Inderjit J, India
Improved back pain
Crystal R, USA
Fibromyalgia- less pain, less stiffness, less headaches
Lisa C, UK
Depression. After first level attunement, was able to go off and stay off meds. It’s been 11 years now
Christina L., USA
Knee and shoulder joint pain were were so bad before and now are basically no existent. The same with back issues.
Marsha C., USA
I overcame my thyroid, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, migraine, fatty liver, overweight issues, lethargy, and more in less than 6 months
Neck Pain, Joint Pain, Headaches
Kennette DK, USA
Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, diet issues, lack of sleep, depression, addiction...all gone now!
A R, England
I am in remission from breast cancer. So, throughout these many years I have used reiki to heal my body significantly
Sakuntla K, South Africa
Many fewer bouts with bronchitis
Carol D., Canada
Knee injury from years ago restricted my movement. Now I speed walk a mile or more on my treadmill.
Reduced pain in my long standing whiplash injury.
Jo Gibbons, UK
Fibromyalgia - significantly less pain and flare ups of symptoms. Reiki guided me to lifestyle changes which support my health
Kathleen J., USA
Bulging discs in my back and sciatica have improved a lot
Pennie D., Australia
I had Reiki before and after a torn rotator cuff surgery. It helped tremendously.
Laura F, USA
I have been able to stop having seasonal allergies
Emilija P, Serbia
I had multiple hernias after having nine colon surgeries, four major, in 14 months. I was scheduled for a massive corrective abdominal surgery. But, when opened up, I instead needed a much lesser version. And my colon is doing incredibly well.
Kelly S., USA
Less chronic pain in lower back, hip, and knees.
I suffer from PTSD and self Reiki helps me to cope with stress. My symptoms are debilitating. I have also had psychotherapy.
Silvia B, USA
I was able to discontinue all psyche meds!!!!
Barbara M, USA
Panic attacks. Very few now. Less fear.
Josie M, South Africa
Pneumonia dissipated with Reiki alone, no medications.
Michele C, USA
My back used to go out easily. It does not do that any more
My PTSD has become nearly non existent
Karen H, USA
I had ovarian cysts, left and right side, that the doctor wanted to remove. They were on average 4x5 cm. I asked for 3 months to self treat. After 3 months I returned for a scan and they could not find a trace of any cysts
Rosmarie R, South Africa
Irregular period became regular after about a year + of practicing Reiki
Elaine Y, Singapore
Shoulder pain, migraine
Shaista H, Pakistan
I no longer struggle on a daily basis with irritable bowel syndrome, I just have a very occasional occurrence at times of extreme stress.
Michelle H, UK
Menstrual cycle is a lot better now, I usually like to do Reiki for improvement in all things concerning my body.
Reiki got rid of my digestive problems
Rt shoulder now more flexible
Christopher W, USA
Lee SN, South Africa
Seasonal allergies have disappeared. I heal faster.
No longer get bladder infections.
Carol K, USA
Helps my back considerably
I did Reiki because I had an issue with throat cancer, after surgery in October 2003, I lost my voice, my brother who is a Reiki practitioner gave me many treatments, I regained my voice in June 2004. Cancer cells returned in my neck in 2006, I had more Reiki treatments then did Reiki in 2007 and has been cancer free since January 2008.
SW, Grenada in the Caribbean
Left Chest Pain has significantly lessened. Heart Palpitation seems to be manageable, heart rate has been stabled.
Beatrixe T, Singapore
Back pain improved. Depression cured. Wellness is a lot better.
Gilles C, Canada
With my Tinnitus condition, I could heal it 100 percent.
Rafael M, Mexico
I broke my left wrist and healed it with reiki. My physiotherapist did a comparison between my left and right wrists, and found that my left wrist was nearly as strong as my right (dominant) wrist. Usually, there is a 30% difference in strength between the dominant and weaker side of the body.
Chronic lower back pain (I had it more than 20 years) has gone. Sciatica pain appeared during teacher training, but it has gone after 10 months or so.
Rie K, Singapore
The Lupus I had has completely gone asymptomatic
Sandi R, USA
I had breast cancer 6 years cancer free I believe Reiki helped me in dealing with shock and getting through surgery, radiation and all treatment .
My thyroid used to be high but now results are normal and have stayed that way for a year
Sheetal P, India
My Lyme disease causes various symptoms, including swollen lymph nodes that stay swollen - but they cause me almost no pain or worry now.
Beth B, Singapore
Had chronic fatigue and significant pain 20 years ago and gradually improved when I learnt Reiki. Although I am over 70yrs now I still feel the benefit through regular self treatment.
Flossy S, UK
I was diagnosed with ME in 2015, since doing self reiki regularly this has improved significantly. Fatigue is significantly less, migraines are significantly less, my overall mental health is so much better. I no longer need sticks to walk, I can walk for 2 miles with minimal issues & appreciate my surroundings more
I have recovered from a severe accident. One of the things I suffered from was brain damage. During one Reiki session I have felt my skull move in its place.
Inge H, The Netherlands
All symptoms of fibromyalgia are gone; no depression anymore
Tabine Z, Netherlands
Depression much better now
Post-Partum Depression. Reiki pulled me out of a very dark place.
Constadina V, USA
No medication now for fibromyalgia
Debbie H, UK
Blood pressure is now in normal range
Sandra G, Australia
I was forever getting colds and coughs. Literally as soon as someone walked past me with them you could guarantee I'd get them. Now they are virtually non existent. I used to suffer from high blood pressure, a family trait, but I don't any longer 😁
Reiki got me through Breast cancer and chemo with much better results and outcome. I know I would not have done so well without it.
Macular degeneration. Gave my mum 3 sessions a week for 3 weeks & on her next eye test she could see more letters than the previous months. The Dr commented on how much they had improved & she didn't need to get an injection. We didn't make the connection straight away, it wasn't until I stopped practicing on her & her eye sight deteriorated again.
Healing of dislocated knee in only a few seconds.
Yvonne R, USA
I have an autoimmune condition called UCTD and I had chronic pain for many years. Sensitivity to pharmaceutical side effects was part of what led me to train in Reiki. Though it took years, and while I still have occasional pain related to my condition, I completely healed my chronic pain with Reiki.
Natasha L.S., USA
I no longer have colds or asthma after I started Reiki, my health has improved greatly, rarely ill
Josie Cruz, USA
Ulcerative colitis symptoms are massively improved
Released cervical cancer, adrenalin imbalance, thyroid issue, hypoglycaemia...all with slightly improving diet and lots of Reiki! Reiki works miracles!
Significant reduction in migraine frequency, intensity, and duration.
It has helped with inflammation and stiffness is arthritis
Will H, USA
No pain from herniated disc any more, completely healed. No back pain. I still do have high blood pressure though
Corinne A, UK
Had chronic back pain following accident Reiki has improved this. Very rarely suffer now. Used alcohol as a crutch to feel confident displayed quite addictive and self deprecating behaviours, when I did my detox for Reiki 1 I never drank again. Reiki has allowed me to discover who I really am. Have made significant life changes since bringing Reiki into my life.
Pauline B, England
My chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia greatly improved.
I smoked very heavily for more than 30 years, as many as 60 a day sometimes . The day of my final Reiki Master attunement was the day I smoked my last cigarette. I was not planning to quit. Since that day I have had no desire to smoke at all. Almost 8 years ago!!! and no weight gain, no extra eating, nothing!!!
Tessa, Malaysia/ Singapore
I had cerebral vasculitis and healed it using Reiki. The consultant kept asking me what I had done
Diane P, Scotland
Donna D, Australia
Psoriasis, since age of 19, now at 64 nearly all gone
Monika A., France
I live a relatively normal life despite having cptsd and fibromyalgia. Thanks to reiki I can manage without pharmaceutical therapies
Sarah H, UK
Asthma - Has Improved Dramatically
Hip pain dissolved
A B, Germany
Cervical cancer cells
My husband is terminally ill and his symptoms are stable at the moment.
Shirley F, Scotland
Got rid of my sinus and insomnia within 12 months.
My kidneys are functioning better
Muniqui M, Japan
I have GERD and often in the middle of the night I would experience severe burning in my throat. When that happens, I will do Reiki in that region for about half an hour and the pain/burning sensation would ease off.
Karen O, Malaysia
I had Ross River Fever and was told that I would not be able to work for 12 months. With Reiki and other natural remedies I was back at work in 3 weeks
Dense H, Australia
Excessive menstrual bleeding. Considerable improvement permanently.
Skin due to stress has Improved hugely
Lucie P, UK
I went from daily chronic migraines to one or two a season now & the intensity of headache has lessened significantly
Psoriasis and back pain cured
Love and Light AC, Lebanon
I always used to get a very heavy cold, every autumn/winter. I haven't had a heavy cold since beginning Reiki.
Carole R, UK
Since learning Reiki many years ago I have stopped drinking alcohol (only drinking now on special occasions) and have also stopped smoking.
Mandy T, UK
I started having Reiki after having Cardiac Arrests and being in intensive care in a coma. I found myself having an out of body experience where I was upside down above myself. My experiences drew me to train and help others
Lisa S, England
Endometriosis and polycystic ovaries syndrome basically non existent now
Valentina G., United Kingdom
Had gallbladder removed had practically no pain and healed very quickly was back to work in 2 weeks
Kate A, England
When I had my first Reiki session, before any of my training, I had tendonitis in my shoulder. This completely went away.
Jane F, UK
Post-operative pain for Bullectomy and Pleurodesis.....neuropathic pain....great relief.
Chris V, UK
Have tachycardia (fast heart beat even at sitting position). Since Reiki, have had little to no issues. Greatly improved heart condition.
Psoriasis much improved (reduced to 10%)
Mischa V, Switzerland
Neck/throat cancer. I had radical radiotherapy, recovered very well. Less side effects, pain etc than was told to expect. My NHS team were amazed by my progress. I received continuous Reiki from many people throughout the world which supported me and still does. I am truly grateful and blessed.
Teresa N, UK
I use Reiki constantly to help manage fibromyalgia. It helps pain levels significantly and also from an emotional point of view. As a Reiki Master of many years, it has been an amazing and fulfilling addition in my life mind, body and soul.Reiki is a true gift for which I am most grateful. It is a true honour to pass it on to others and watch them grow. Truly Blessed!
Jeanette R, UK
Depression, anxiety and stress levels : layers have been peeled off over twenty years or so.
Stress has stopped
I can manage my arthritis much better with Reiki
B Hillewaert, UK
I have Fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis and Reiki has helped to make both conditions more tolerable and manageable on a day to day basis. I still have flare ups but can cope better with them mentally
Andrea R, UK
Improved healing from cuts and operations. Managing pain without use of drugs
Herniated disc back pain, tremendous improvement
Brenda L B, USA
I was in kidney failure and am now back to 100% kidney function without any medical intervention
Rev Ashley A, USA
I used to get really bad menstrual cramps every couple of months and I haven't had these since post Reiki 3. :-)
Ariana W, Singapore
Reiki relieved menstrual cramps better than prescription pain killers.
I used to have frequent headaches, mostly tension headaches, that would last 2-3 days. Since learning Reiki almost a year ago, I have only had a handful of headaches, and in some cases, by giving myself Reiki right at the beginning, the headache would clear within a few hours.
Barbara C, Singapore
After Reiki I stopped having leg cramps, and my ovular cysts disappeared.
When I was menstruating I had severe cramps all I needed to do was place my hands on my lower abdomen with Reiki and they would go away
Catherine G, USA
Digestive, anxiety and sleep issues are much better
Joyce D, USA
I cured 95% of my 16 year struggle with chronic eczema through Reiki (and healing modalities like regression). My doctor and naturopath were both really amazed.
Reduced pain with autoimmune induced arthritis pain
I had an internal polyp (growth) which had to be surgically removed. Between the initial examination and the surgery I did a lot of reiki over the approximate place. When I came for surgery, the doctor said she would look again before actually doing the surgery and removing the polyp. She was very surprised and said it was gone, so no need to operate! I was happy, but not really surprised. I then told her that I had given it a lot of reiki. She had heard of it before and said: your method is better than mine.
Had a broken neck injury and reiki significantly helped me with healing that injury
Pooja A, Singapore
Asthma, lower back pain both affect me significantly less now.
Clear of endometriosis and the effects of early menopause.
Sarah D, New Zealand
I have just finished treatment for throat cancer. One expected and much-dreaded side effect—numerous painful mouth sores—did not occur. My oncologist and ENT were both shocked when they looked in my mouth and did not see any sores.
Eating disorder - starting to understand more about it
I have injured my neck and shoulder muscles. After practicing reiki regularly the pain I use to get every 2-3 months now I get once or twice a year. The pain is really bad that I have to go to doctor and physiotherapy so many times in a year. But now it has reduced a lot.
Swati S, Singapore
My spine condition caused me continuous pain and require medications/physical therapy. With reiki, I have minimized taking pain killers to almost none ever since R3 workshop.
Migraine & Irritable Bowel Syndrome have disappeared. Knee pain has improved considerably
Fiona K, Singapore
My eyes have a genetic condition - it hasn’t deteriorated significantly which I attribute to Reiki care
I had chronic pain from stage IV endometriosis. As of now I’m no longer in pain.