Talk:The 'Reiki' Factor in The Radiance Technique

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Pain relief?[edit]

"While Reiki has no doubt helped many people (especially in the area of pain relief)" - has it? It doesn't even involve massage, just waving your hands over someone while they relax and feel they're being paid attention. Perhaps that provides pain relief ... - David Gerard (talk) 19:30, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

Yeah, I was talking about the placebo effect. If you want to rephrase it, feel free to do so.--Krejtalk 23:03, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

Deletion and recreation[edit]

Um, why? Is there a good reason not to just restore the deleted revs? - David Gerard (talk) 08:04, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

Thesis[edit]

What was Ray's doctoral dissertation about?--Křěĵtalk 19:11, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

The book only says that she got "an interdepartmental doctorate degree in the humanities", but doesn't say what the thesis was.--Кřěĵt̪åɬк 18:01, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

Alopecia[edit]

One cancer patient underwent chemotherapy without experiencing baldness. How often does this sort of thing happen?--Кřěĵt̪åɬк 19:16, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

Googlewhack[edit]

I checked Google to see if the phrase "New Age English dialect" was a googlewhack of my own invention, but someone had already beaten me to it. Damn. (But it's not a googlewhack anymore, so there's my revenge.)--Кřěĵ (ṫåɬк) 03:47, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

Interpretation help[edit]

So, there is a passage in which she says that when terminal patients use alternative therapies, and these therapies "appear" to fail (meaning the patients die), the treatments are unfairly criticized. Then, she says the following, which I'm having a bit of trouble understanding:

In this time of expanded awareness, however, each of us has the opportunity to perceive health matters from a larger perspective. This perspective, wholistic [sic] in nature, includes the outstanding advances in medical technology as well as other techniques that promote health, well-being, and wholeness on all levels of our being. With a wholistic perspective, you do not have to wait until you are 'terminal' on this plane of existence to explore and use effectively wholeness-promoting techniques.

What exactly is she saying? I don't see what this has to do with Reiki being unfairly ridiculed.--Кřěĵ (ṫåɬк) 18:12, 5 October 2013 (UTC)