The report, which will be published in the upcoming issue of The Vitamin Shoppe's Amazing Wellness magazine, reveals that the number of Reiki related deaths have increased by almost a quartile since the last assessment in 2007. Lead author Lance Unglesby, a Level IIB practitioner of Therapeutic Touch, estimates that as many as three to four thousand people and animals are injured each year at the hands of incompetent Reiki practitioners.
|Mittensby J. Ticklepaws III, shown here mere seconds before suffering catastrophic cardiopulmonary failure during a botched Reiki session|
"Many of these deaths occur in July, when new Reiki trainees are starting programs all over the country," Unglesby explains. "People go to a healer expecting to be healed. This is a crisis and something needs to be done about it."
Featured in the report is 10-year-old Timmy C., a boy whose life was tragically cut short when he was brought to a Reiki training facility for help managing his ADHD, which had been diagnosed earlier that week by the lady who cuts his hair. Timmy's mother describes in chilling detail how things turned from miracle to mayhem.
"We had a coupon for a free session and I figured it couldn't hurt, and at first it seemed to be working. The student meditated and then placed his hands over Timmy's body. It was like a light came on in his eyes and I could just tell that his ability to focus was returning. But something went wrong. I heard the Reiki student muttering something about how this shouldn't be happening. He called for help and two Master Teachers rushed in but it was too late."Only after a full alternative medical autopsy was performed did an explanation for Timmy's death emerge. Parish Coroner Frank Grimes DC, who performed the examination in the basement of his clinic, found a number of vertebral subluxations and a touch of adrenal fatigue, but the true cause of death only became apparent when he hooked Timmy up to an Electro Interstitial Scanning (EIS) system and found a complete absence of resonance. "If you had asked me what killed him before the exam, I would have absolutely said it had to be Acute Severe Subluxation Syndrome, because that is the cause of 99% of non-traumatic deaths. But Timmy was one of those one in a million cases."
What Dr. Grimes DC discovered allowed him to piece together Timmy's final moments. During Reiki therapy sessions, a practitioner sends his own healthy energy into the patient in order to correct imbalances. Unfortunately, the normal flow of energy reversed during Timmy's session. While a well recognized complication, and one that countermeasures have been developed for, such as counting backwards from ten or crossing the big and second toe of the dominant foot, the unskilled student working on Timmy was unaware of these techniques because he not started chapter 4 ("Management of Energy Flow Reversal and Energy Stream Crossing Emergencies") in his Clinical Reiki textbook.
Devoid of any human energy, his body became riddled with dis-ease and he died, right there in his mother's arms. Sadly, had Timmy's mother been trained in Emergency Energy Replacement (EER) she might have been able to save him. An investigation by local authorities revealed that the Reiki training facility did not meet safety code, as it did not have a functional automated energy delivery device (AEDD) on site.