Johrei - Divine Universal Energy
Johrei is a manifestation of divine energy that can be transmitted through one individual to another for spiritual healing. As the spiritual body is cleansed, the mind and body are also uplifted, healed and attuned to spiritual truth. Johrei has its roots in Japan, and is gaining recognition in the West as a non-invasive energy healing practice. It is a universal vibration that is available to all. The Johrei Institute was established in 1998 to prove the effectiveness of Johrei through scientific medical research and to fund accepted research work through universities.
The Research Grant by the National Institutes of Health
In 2000, The University of Arizona's Department of Integrative Medicine launched a study of Johrei under Dr. Gary E. Schwartz, Ph.D. Based on preliminary research results, The university received a grant from the Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant provides funds for researching various alternative healing therapies, including Johrei.
The first part of the study will document the effects of Johrei on patients recovering from cardiac bypass surgery. While other smaller studies have documented the positive effects of prayer and a spiritual support system, this is the first clinical study to scientifically document the effects of Johrei on physical healing.
Allan J. Hamilton, MD, a Harvard-trained neurosurgeon and chairman of the university's Department of Surgery, is currently leading the project. He says, "this scientific research on alternative medical practices mirrors a trend among medical schools all over the country to try to understand the mechanisms that lead to the connection between mind and body, and spirituality and healing."