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664: Reiki Healing | Skeptical Sunday

664: Reiki Healing | Skeptical Sunday

Update: 2022-05-083


Is Reiki -- the not-so-ancient Japanese energy healing technique by which your psychic empath aunt swears -- a legitimate way to treat ailments like cancer, diabetic neuropathy, anxiety, lactose intolerance, and cooties? Or is it nothing more than a placebo that, at best, might offer you a relaxing way to spend an hour of your day -- and a day of your savings? Here on Skeptical Sunday, it's all hands on deck to discover the truth about the controversial practice of Reiki healing.

Welcome to Skeptical Sunday, a special edition of The Jordan Harbinger Show where Jordan and fact-checker, comedian, and podcast host David C. Smalley break down a topic that you may have never thought about, open things up, and debunk common misconceptions.

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On This Week's Skeptical Sunday, We Discuss:

  • How "ancient" is the hallowed practice of Reiki healing?

  • With over 800 hospitals in the world offering Reiki -- including Johns Hopkins and the Mayo Clinic -- there must be some tangible benefit to this energy healing technique, right?

  • What scientific evidence do we have to support the efficacy of Reiki healing?

  • How [much] does someone [have to pay to] become a Reiki practitioner?

  • What can (and what can't) Reiki do for you?

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664: Reiki Healing | Skeptical Sunday

664: Reiki Healing | Skeptical Sunday

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