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J Altern Complement Med. 2005 Jun;11(3):455-7.

Positive well-being changes associated with giving and receiving Johrei healing.

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Center for Frontier Medicine in Biofield Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721-0068, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

The aim of this study was to examine the effects of giving and receiving Johrei, a spiritual energy healing practice, on measures of well-being.

METHODS:

Participants (N = 236) rated 21 items pertaining to feelings plus an overall well-being measure, before and after a Johrei session.

RESULTS:

Receivers experienced a significantly greater decrease in negative emotional state than givers; however, givers and receivers experienced a comparable increase in positive emotional state and overall well-being.

CONCLUSIONS:

The practice of Johrei and other energy and spiritual healing techniques, may have positive health effects for givers as well as receivers. Future research examining different energy and spiritual healing practices (for example, Reiki and Therapeutic Touch) and using various control groups (for example, treatment-naive subjects instructed to "send loving energy") can explore the generality and mechanisms underlying these apparently robust effects.

PMID:
15992229
DOI:
10.1089/acm.2005.11.455
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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