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Tulay Sagkal Midilli, Nazmiye Ciray Gunduzoglu
This study was conducted to determine the effects of Reiki on pain and vital signs when applied for 15 minutes to the incision area of the body after cesarean section surgery. The study was single-blinded, randomized, and double-controlled (Reiki, sham Reiki, and control groups). Forty-five patients, equalized by age and number of births, were randomly assigned to the Reiki, sham Reiki, and control groups. The treatment, which was applied to the patients in these 3 groups, was applied for 15 minutes to the incision area of body in the first 24 and 48 hours after the operation within 4 to 8 hours of the application of standard analgesics...
November 2016: Holistic Nursing Practice
Candice Ruck, Brian A Reikie, Arnaud Marchant, Tobias R Kollmann, Fatima Kakkar
HIV-exposed uninfected (HEU) infants experience increased overall mortality from infectious causes when compared to HIV-unexposed uninfected (HU) infants. This is the case in both the resource-rich and resource-limited settings. Here, we explore the concept that specific types of infectious diseases that are more common among HEU infants could provide clues as to the potential underlying immunological abnormalities. The most commonly reported infections in HEU vs. HU infants are caused by encapsulated bacteria, suggesting the existence of a less effective humoral (antibody, complement) immune response...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
Javier Sánchez Domínguez
Pain is one of the most feared symptoms of cancer. Bad pain not properly relieved contributes to the suffering of the patient and family. This may encourage them to seek additional complementary and alternative therapies, such as the one in our literature review. Reiki is understood as a healing method that uses universal energy to achieve balance and harmony of body, mind and soul, through the laying on of hands. Reiki is a relatively new the rapyin relation to the relief of the symptoms of cancer. In fact, there are still a few articles in this field...
June 2016: Revista de Enfermería
William J DiScipio
AIMS & OBJECTIVES: Twenty-six cancer survivor volunteers participated in a study of the efficacy of perceived relaxation after performing restorative yoga combined with Reiki. RESULTS: Subjects scoring high ratings of Meaning and Peace in life demonstrated greater perception of depth of relaxation. A comparison of subjects receiving concurrent Reiki (19) and restorative yoga with those who only received restorative yoga (7) showed that Reiki subjects experienced greater perceived depth of relaxation than subjects who were not afforded the Reiki intervention...
August 2016: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
S Kannan, S Gowri
BACKGROUND: Clinical trials are mandatory for evidence-based practice. Hardly, any data are available regarding the number of clinical trials and their methodological quality that are conducted in allied fields of medicine. OBJECTIVE: The present study was envisaged to assess methodological quality of trials in allied medical fields. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Registered clinical trials in World Health Organization International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (http://apps...
March 2016: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
Mark S Rosenbaum, Jane Velde
BACKGROUND: Cancer resource centers offer patients a variety of therapeutic services. However, patients with cancer and cancer healthcare practitioners may not fully understand the specific objectives and benefits of each service. This research offers guidance to cancer healthcare practitioners on how they can best direct patients to partake in specific integrative therapies, depending on their expressed needs. OBJECTIVES: This article investigates the effects of yoga, massage, and Reiki services administered in a cancer resource center on patients' sense of personal well-being...
June 1, 2016: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
Marie N Bremner, Barbara J Blake, V Doreen Wagner, Sharon M Pearcey
Persons living with HIV (PLWH) often seek complementary treatments to improve their overall health and well-being. Reiki, an ancient healing practice, has been found to be effective in reducing symptoms of stress, anxiety, pain, and depression. The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate the effectiveness of Reiki as a complementary treatment for PLWH. Using a two-group mixed-methods experimental design, 37 participants were randomized to either a 6-week Reiki with Music Group or a Music Only Group. Self-reported and physiologic measures were obtained at baseline, 6 weeks, and 10 weeks...
September 2016: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care: JANAC
Marilynne N Kirshbaum, Maxine Stead, Serena Bartys
AIMS: To explore the perceptions and experiences of reiki for women who have cancer and identify outcome measures for an intervention study. METHODS: A cross-sectional qualitative study of 10 women who had received reiki after cancer treatment was conducted. Interviews were audiotaped, transcribed and coded using framework analysis. RESULTS: Key themes identified were: limited understanding of reiki prior to receiving any reiki; release of emotional strain during reiki-feelings of a release of energy, a clearing of the mind from cancer, inner peace/relaxation, hope, a sense of being cared for; experience of physical sensations during reiki, such as pain relief and tingling; physical, emotional and cognitive improvements after reiki, such as improved sleep, a sense of calm and peace, reduced depression and improved self-confidence...
April 2, 2016: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
Pamela Siegel, Pedro Mourão Roxo da Motta, Luis G da Silva, Celso Stephan, Carmen Silvia Passos Lima, Nelson Filice de Barros
The purpose of this pilot study was to explore whether individualized Reiki given to cancer patients at a Brazilian hospital improved symptoms and well-being. Data from 36 patients who received 5 Reiki sessions were collected using the MYMOP and were compared before and after their treatment and also with 14 patients who did not receive Reiki and who acted as a comparison group. Twenty-one patients reported feeling better, 12 felt worse, and 3 reported no change. Of the comparison group, 6 patients reported feeling better and 8 felt worse...
May 2016: Holistic Nursing Practice
Barbara L Drew, Tracey Motter, Ratchneewan Ross, Laura M Goliat, Patricia A Sharpnack, Amy L Govoni, Michelle C Bozeman, Jehad Rababah
Stress affects the well-being of both nursing students and the individuals with whom they work. With the theory of cognitive appraisal as a framework for this study, it is proposed that mind-body self-care strategies promote stress management by stabilization of emotions. Outcomes will be a perception of less stress and more mindful engagement with the environment. Objective of the study was to describe an evaluation of student perceived stress and mindfulness to 1-hour per week of class time dedicated to mind-body self-care (yoga, mindful breathing, Reiki, and essential oil therapy)...
May 2016: Holistic Nursing Practice
Mansoureh Charkhandeh, Mansor Abu Talib, Caroline Jane Hunt
The main aim of the study was to investigate the effectiveness of two psychotherapeutic approaches, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and a complementary medicine method Reiki, in reducing depression scores in adolescents. We recruited 188 adolescent patients who were 12-17 years old. Participants were randomly assigned to CBT, Reiki or wait-list. Depression scores were assessed before and after the 12 week interventions or wait-list. CBT showed a significantly greater decrease in Child Depression Inventory (CDI) scores across treatment than both Reiki (p<...
May 30, 2016: Psychiatry Research
Ann Reid
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December 2015: Beginnings: the Official Newsletter of the American Holistic Nurses' Association
Susan E Thrane, Scott H Maurer, Dianxu Ren, Cynthia A Danford, Susan M Cohen
BACKGROUND: Pain may be reported in one-half to three-fourths of children with cancer and other terminal conditions and anxiety in about one-third of them. Pharmacologic methods do not always give satisfactory symptom relief. Complementary therapies such as Reiki may help children manage symptoms. OBJECTIVE: This pre-post mixed-methods single group pilot study examined feasibility, acceptability, and the outcomes of pain, anxiety, and relaxation using Reiki therapy with children receiving palliative care...
February 7, 2016: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
Tomofumi Osako, Reiki Nishimura, Yasuyuki Nishiyama, Mamiko Fujisue
Pertuzumab, a novel anti-human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) agent, is effective for metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer when used in combination with taxane and trastuzumab. The aim of the present study was to describe the use of pertuzumab in Japan. A phase I clinical trial of pertuzumab for HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer was first conducted in the United States in 2001 (study ID no. TOC2297g) and for HER2-positive solid cancers in Japan in 2004 (study ID no. JO17076). However, Japanese patients were not enrolled in a global phase II trial for metastatic breast cancer (study ID no...
November 2015: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
M D Saiz-Vinuesa, E Rodríguez-Moreno, C Carrilero-López, J García Vitoria, D Garrido-Moya, R Claramonte-Monedero, A M Piqueras-Carrión
INTRODUCTION: Admission to intensive care unit (ICU) is a difficult and stressful time for the patient, with the application of different techniques, such as intubation and ventilation support withdrawal or "weaning", which may fail due to anxiety. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether Reiki is useful in reducing weaning failure, as well as reducing the number of days of mechanical ventilation (MV), length of stay in ICU, amount of sedatives, amines, and antipsychotics...
April 2016: Enfermería Intensiva
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
Gloria Gronowicz, William Bengston, Garret Yount
Preclinical models for studying the effects of the human biofield have great potential to advance our understanding of human biofield modalities, which include external qigong, Johrei, Reiki, therapeutic touch, healing touch, polarity therapy, pranic healing, and other practices. A short history of Western biofield studies using preclinical models is presented and demonstrates numerous and consistent examples of human biofields significantly affecting biological systems both in vitro and in vivo. Methodological issues arising from these studies and practical solutions in experimental design are presented...
November 2015: Global Advances in Health and Medicine: Improving Healthcare Outcomes Worldwide
Tsutomu Takashima, Hirofumi Mukai, Fumikata Hara, Nobuaki Matsubara, Tsuyoshi Saito, Toshimi Takano, Youngjin Park, Tatsuya Toyama, Yasuo Hozumi, Junji Tsurutani, Shigeru Imoto, Takanori Watanabe, Yoshiaki Sagara, Reiki Nishimura, Kojiro Shimozuma, Yasuo Ohashi
BACKGROUND: Oral fluoropyrimidines are used for the first-line treatment of metastatic breast cancer to avoid severe adverse effects, although firm supporting evidence is lacking. We aimed to establish whether S-1 is non-inferior to taxanes in this setting. METHODS: We did an open-label, non-inferiority, phase 3 trial at 154 hospitals in Japan. We enrolled individuals who had HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer who had received no chemotherapy for advanced disease, and who were resistant to endocrine treatment...
January 2016: Lancet Oncology
Nobuyuki Arima, Reiki Nishimura, Tomofumi Osako, Yasuyuki Nishiyama, Mamiko Fujisue, Yasuhiro Okumura, Masahiro Nakano, Rumiko Tashima, Yasuo Toyozumi
OBJECTIVE: In this case-control study, we investigated the most suitable cell counting area and the optimal cutoff point of the Ki-67 index. METHODS: Thirty recurrent cases were selected among hormone receptor (HR)-positive/HER2-negative breast cancer patients. As controls, 90 nonrecurrent cases were randomly selected by allotting 3 controls to each recurrent case based on the following criteria: age, nodal status, tumor size, and adjuvant endocrine therapy alone...
2016: Oncology
Diego Contreras, María José Alamos, Mayling Chang, Paula Bedregal
BACKGROUND: There is increasing national and worldwide interest on complementary therapies (CT). AIM: To describe and analyze the opinions and interest about CT among medical students. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An anonymous and voluntary survey with questions used in previous studies, was applied to students from first to fifth year. RESULTS: The survey was answered by 526 medical students, corresponding to 86% of the target population...
August 2015: Revista Médica de Chile
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