There is a growing body of research on the Phil Parker Lightning Process® (LP) with 18 clinical studies published by 2021 including, the gold standard of research, a Randomised Controlled Trial, run in conjunction with the NHS and the University of Bristol.
Additionally, there have been 2 papers reviewing, describing and comparing the intervention to other approaches.
Importantly a Systematic Review has been published, a huge milestone in research terms, which brings together the results of all the studies to date. It concluded that there is ‘an emerging body of evidence supporting the efficacy of the LP for many participants with fatigue, physical function, pain, anxiety and depression.’
Research is important for providing clarity about the effectiveness of interventions, but it often takes years from designing a study, to ethics approval, funding, running a project, analysing the data and writing and publishing the results. And for many, the results are often written in an academic language that is difficult to understand.
On this page, we present the most important studies, with highlights from the papers for those who want the key facts and links to the papers for those who wish to read them in full.