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Reiki natural healing

Barbara Byrne Notte, Carol Fazzini, Ruth A Mooney
BACKGROUND: In the immediate postoperative period, managing postsurgical pain with pain medication can contribute to complications. A more effective approach might include a combination of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic measures, such as Reiki therapy. PURPOSE: The purpose of this pilot study was to determine the impact of Reiki therapy on the pain perception of patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) following Reiki sessions, satisfaction with Reiki therapy, satisfaction with the hospital experience overall, and pain medication use following surgery...
February 2016: Nursing
Richard Hammerschlag, Benjamin L Marx, Mikel Aickin
UNLABELLED: OBJECTIVE AND CONTEXT: This review was designed to assess the quality and review the outcomes of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of biofield therapies (external qigong, Healing Touch, Johrei, Reiki, and Therapeutic Touch) that report using only nonphysical touch forms of treatment. RCTs of nonphysical contact biofield therapies have the potential to contribute to an evidence base for health-promoting effects mediated through mechanisms outside the present understanding of biomedicine...
December 2014: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
Ann Linda Baldwin, Richard Hammerschlag
BACKGROUND: Several recent reviews have reached guardedly positive conclusions about the effectivenessof biofield therapies in healthcare.(1,2) These studies mainly involved randomized controlled trials to determine changes in condition-related outcome measures, but few addressed the biological basis of these effects. STUDY OBJECTIVE AND RATIONALE: We performed a systematic review of studies designed to examine whether biofield therapists undergo physiological changes as they enter the healing state...
May 2014: Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing
Nadia Birocco, Camilla Guillame, Silvana Storto, Giuliana Ritorto, Cristiana Catino, Nisha Gir, Lucia Balestra, Giancarla Tealdi, Cristina Orecchia, Giovanna De Vito, Lorena Giaretto, Michela Donadio, Oscar Bertetto, Marina Schena, Libero Ciuffreda
Reiki is a system of natural healing techniques administered by laying of hands and transferring energy from the Reiki practitioner to the recipient. We investigated the role of Reiki in the management of anxiety, pain and global wellness in cancer patients. Building on the results of a pilot project conducted between 2003 and 2005 by a volunteer association at our hospital, a wider, 3-year study was conducted at the same center. The volunteer Reiki practitioners received 2 years of theory and practical training...
June 2012: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
Sondra vanderVaart, Violette M G J Gijsen, Saskia N de Wildt, Gideon Koren
INTRODUCTION: Reiki is an ancient form of Japanese healing. While this healing method is widely used for a variety of psychologic and physical symptoms, evidence of its effectiveness is scarce and conflicting. The purpose of this systematic review was to try to evaluate whether Reiki produces a significant treatment effect. METHODS: Studies were identified using an electronic search of Medline, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, and Google Scholar. Quality of reporting was evaluated using a modified CONSORT Criteria for Herbal Interventions, while methodological quality was assessed using the Jadad Quality score...
November 2009: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
Aleksandra Kosakowska
Reiki is a healing practice, rised in Japan in the mid XI'th century. The philosophy of this art of cure assumes that human health depends on the level and harmonious flow of the vital energy, called "ki". Therefore the main aim of this practice is to remove all energetic blockades in individual's body. Owing to that process the natural, in the practicioners' opinion, human's ability of healing by transfer the ki is restored. Certain steps of initiations increase practitioners skills. In the contemporary euroamerican culture, Reiki has begun to unfold since the beginning of 1970's...
2005: Medycyna Nowozytna: Studia Nad Historia Medycyny
Barbara Burden, Sandy Herron-Marx, Collette Clifford
Palliative medicine and complementary therapies (CTs) have developed within the NHS as parallel philosophies of care. As a result, the last decade has seen an increase in the integration and usage of CTs, as adjunct therapies to conventional medical treatment. Documented benefits of relaxation, decreased perception of pain, reduced anxiety and improved sense of wellbeing have been shown to enable an enhanced quality of life, where curative treatment is no longer an option. Reiki is a more recent addition to the range of CTs available to cancer patients...
May 2005: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
H J Roca, S Imes
Integration is defined as the weaving of new possibilities, new alternatives, and new options into a cloak of security where concepts of health or wellness are actualized. In integration, the mind, body, and soul are open to explore and embrace these new possibilities, alternatives, and options. The authors believe the process of integration, and thus health, is enhanced via synergy; particularly the synergy created by the provider/individual relationship. Health care is an outcome or the culmination of a variety of modalities identified, explored, and celebrated by the individual seeking health/wellness and the primary care practitioner coordinating care...
2001: SCI Nursing: a Publication of the American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Nurses
L Nield-Anderson, A Ameling
Reiki is an ancient healing method with roots in both Chinese Medicine and Christian healing. It is a treatment used by individuals as an alternative and complement to Western medical treatment. Reiki has increased in popularity over the past decade, but remains understudied. Methodological and philosophical reasons for why it is difficult to conduct research on the efficacy of Reiki are discussed. The reasons for the increased success of Reiki as an alternative and complementary healing method in the Western world are addressed, as well as the practice of Reiki as a healing method for self and others...
April 2000: Holistic Nursing Practice
Joan Engebretson, Diane Wind Wardell
CONTEXT: Touch therapies, including Reiki, are increasingly popular complementary therapies. Previous studies of touch therapies have yielded equivocal findings. OBJECTIVE: Exploring the experiences of Reiki recipients contributes to understanding the popularity of touch therapies and possibly elucidates variables for future studies. DESIGN: Descriptive study with quantitative and qualitative data. This report focuses on qualitative interview data...
March 2002: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
A A Mansour, M Beuche, G Laing, A Leis, J Nurse
Reiki is one type of alternative therapy that is increasing in popularity. It is advocated by its practitioners as a precise method for connecting universal life energy with the body's innate process of healing through hands-on techniques. The claim of Reiki practitioners is that Reiki reduces a variety of physical problems and improves psychospiritual well-being. There are abundant anecdotal records that support the previous claim, and a few pioneer scientific studies are starting to emerge. Although the Reiki research in totality supports the anecdotal records, the absence of randomized and placebo-controlled trials precludes the interpretation of the outcomes as resulting from specific effects as opposed to placebo effects plus natural history...
April 1999: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
D P Wirth, M J Barrett
The effect of non-contact therapeutic touch (NCTT) in isolation and in combination with Reiki, LeShan, and Intercessory Prayer on the healing rate of full thickness human dermal wounds was examined utilizing a randomized, double-blind, within subject, crossover design. The protocol incorporated an integral biofeedback, guided imagery, and visualization/relaxation component in order to assess the influence of psychophysiological factors on the healing process. Biopsies were performed on the lateral deltoid in healthy subjects and assessed by two independent physicians for the rate of reepithelialization at day 5 and day 10...
1994: International Journal of Psychosomatics: Official Publication of the International Psychosomatics Institute
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