Related Articles

Below are a number of research papers and news articles and videos relating to hypnotherapy, Reiki and EFT (mainly with children):


Children can ‘imagine away’ pain

Hypnosis May Help Kids Stomach Woes Long Term – Article from Reuters Health

Royal Society of Medicine suggest that hypnotherapy could save NHS millions

Hypnotherapy for Children With Functional Abdominal Pain or Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Hypnotherapy as a treatment for enuresis

Hypnosis and Pain in Children

Self-Hypnosis Training for Headaches in Children and Adolescents

Hypnosis as a Therapeutic Tool in Pediatrics

Clinical hypnosis as an effective adjunct in the care of pediatric inpa

The efficacy of relaxation training with children

The effectiveness of behavioral intervention for reduction of nausea and vomiting in children and adolescents receiving chemotherapy

Hypnosis and nonhypnotic techniques for reduction of pain and anxiety during painful procedures in children and adolescents with cancer.

Hypnosis for treatment of pain in children

Hypnosis Reduces Distress and Duration of an Invasive Medical Procedure for Children

A meta-analysis of hypnotically induced analgesia: How effective is hypnosis?

Mood changes after self-hypnosis and Johrei prior to exam

BBC article on children using imagination to ease pain

BBC article use of hypnotherapy for anxiety with young people

Independent article on the use of hypnotherapy for medical conditions

Independent article on use of hypnotherapy for irritable bowel syndrome

Video about use of hypnosis in childbirth


Article on use of Reiki on oncology paediatric ward in Middlesex Hospital

Article on use of Reiki in University College London Hospital

Interviews with doctors, nurses and patients at University College Hospital on their experience of having Reiki provided within the hospital.

Interview with Graham King on providing Reiki to children on oncology wards.

Friedman RS, Burg MM, Miles P, Lee F, Lampert R. Effects of reiki on autonomic activity early after acute coronary syndrome. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010 Sep 14;56(12):995-6.

Miles P. Reiki for Support of Cancer Patients. Advances in Mind-Body Medicine. Fall 2007;22(2):20-26.

Miles P. Preliminary report on the use of Reiki for HIV-related pain and anxiety. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. 2003;9(2):36.

Schiller R. Reiki: A Starting Point for Integrative Medicine. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. 2003;9(2):20-21.

Miles P. Is there any significant experience with using Reiki in the hospital or ER setting and any literature to support this use?Explore (NY). 2005 Sep;1(5):414.

Miles P. Palliative care service at the NIH includes Reiki and other mind-body modalities.Advances in Mind Body Medicine. 2004 Summer;20(2):30-1.


Controlled Comparison of Effectiveness of EMDR and EFT – Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. 2011 Jun;199(6):372-8

The Effect of Progressive Muscular Relaxation and Emotional Freedom Techniques on Test Anxiety in High School Students: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Evaluation of a meridian-based intervention, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), for reducing specific phobias of small animals

Pilot Study of EFT, WHEE and CBT for Treatment of Test Anxiety in University Students

EFT Research – general

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