I do not discount the power of touch, the mind, or alternative practices like reiki. If it works for the individual, all the better. But I am a science based instructor and trainer. If a client wanted to test out the effects of combining any forms of wellness work, I would design a manner to test them. Something very simple would be to design a program with exercise only for a period of time and then a program with reike added for a similar amount time. There are variables that could need to be considered, like is the reiki before, after or before/after, etc. I have had clients get undeniable results with acupuncture and hypnosis. If it works for the client, bravo.