The relaxation response is a common term developed by Herbert Benson and he thought of it as an antagonistic of the fight or flight response (this one activated by the sympathetic system).

It has been recorded in several studies how Reiki activates the relaxation response. Cortisol is one of them. The commonly known as the stress hormone can be modulated when receiving Reiki.

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Relaxation Response

The Relaxation Response

The relaxation response refers to the body and mind changes that happen when someone achieves a simultaneous physically relaxed and mentally alert state.
Reiki Cortisol

Reiki and Cortisol

Even though the Relaxation Response is enhanced during a Reiki therapy, this doesn’t always mean a low cortisol level.
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Reiki Frequencies and Schumann Resonances

¿How does Reiki work? The scientific research on Reiki suggests that the channeling phenomenon goes along electromagnetic biofields and low frequencies.