Using Reiki to manage pain: a preliminary report
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Using Reiki to manage pain
Abstract: 

The purpose of this study was to explore the usefulness of Reiki as an adjuvant to opioid therapy in the management of pain. Since no studies in this area could be found, a pilot study was carried out involving 20 volunteers experiencing pain at 55 sites for a variety of reasons, including cancer. All Reiki treatments were provided by a certified second-degree Reiki therapist. Pain was measured using both a visual analogue scale (VAS) and a Likert scale immediately before and after the Reiki treatment. Both instruments showed a highly significant (p < 0.0001) reduction in pain following the Reiki treatment.

Author(s): 
Olson, K.
Hanson, J.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Cancer prevention & control: CPC = Prévention & contrôle en cancérologie: PCC
Journal Abbreviation: 
Cancer Prev Control
Publication Date: 
Jun 1997
Publication Year: 
1997
Pages: 
108-113
Volume: 
1
Issue: 
2
ISSN: 
1206-548X
Library Catalog: 
NCBI Published Medical (?)
Extra: 
PMID: 9765732

Turabian/Chicago Citation

K. Olson and J. Hanson. Jun 1997. "Using Reiki to manage pain: a preliminary report." Cancer prevention & control: CPC = Prévention & contrôle en cancérologie: PCC 1: 2: 108-113.

Wikipedia Citation

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