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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Reiki, Therapeutic Touch - scientific researches

Effects of Reiki on anxiety, depression
Res Gerontol Nurs. 2010 Jul;3(3):187-99. doi: 10.3928/19404921-20100601-01. Epub 2010 Jun 30.
Effects of Reiki on anxiety, depression, pain, and physiological factors in community-dwelling older adults.

Richeson NE, Spross JA, Lutz K, Peng C.

College of Nursing and Health Professions, University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine 04104-9300, USA.

Merkel cells and Reiki
Med Hypotheses. 2010 Aug;75(2):162-8. Epub 2010 Mar 1.
Multifunctional Merkel cells: their roles in electromagnetic reception, finger-print formation, Reiki, epigenetic inheritance and hair form.

The Touchstone Process
Holist Nurs Pract. 2010 Sep-Oct;24(5):260-76.
The Touchstone Process: an ongoing critical evaluation of reiki in the scientific literature.

Baldwin AL, Vitale A, Brownell E, Scicinski J, Kearns M, Rand W.

Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA.

Effects of complementary therapies;jsessionid=9C8D4F40B3125C75E73F508D4A863E23.d02t02

Alternative ways to treat mind, body
Breast surgeon Dr. Beth DuPree routinely recommends surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and Reiki, better known as energy healing, to her breast cancer patients....

Effects of Reiki on Autonomic Activity Early After Acute Coronary Syndrome
Rachel S.C. Friedman, Matthew M. Burg, Pamela Miles, Forrester Lee, and Rachel Lampert
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The Magnetic Characteristics of Intuition
Shelley Higgins, MA

Ann Intern Med. 2000 Jun 6;132(11):903-10.
The efficacy of "distant healing": a systematic review of randomized trials.

Astin JA, Harkness E, Ernst E.

University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA.

Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2005 May;11(2):105-10.
Complementary and alternative medicine use in patients with haematological malignancies in Europe.

Molassiotis A, Margulies A, Fernandez-Ortega P, Pud D, Panteli V, Bruyns I, Scott JA, Gudmundsdottir G, Browall M, Madsen E, Ozden G, Magri M, Selvekerova S, Platin N, Kearney N, Patiraki E.

School of Nursing, University of Manchester, Coupland III, Coupland Street, Manchester M13 9PL, UK.

Oncol Nurs Forum. 2002 Nov-Dec;29(10):1445-52.
Frequency of use of complementary and alternative medicine in women with breast cancer.

Lengacher CA, Bennett MP, Kip KE, Keller R, LaVance MS, Smith LS, Cox CE.

College of Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA.

Altern Ther Health Med. 2004 Jan-Feb;10(1):52-7.
Complementary and alternative medicine use by women after completion of allopathic treatment for breast cancer.

Henderson JW, Donatelle RJ.

Health Division, Western Oregon University, USA.

Pain. 2001 Mar;91(1-2):79-89.
Spiritual healing as a therapy for chronic pain: a randomized, clinical trial.

Abbot NC, Harkness EF, Stevinson C, Marshall FP, Conn DA, Ernst E.

Department of Complementary Medicine, School of Postgraduate Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Exeter, 25 Victoria Park Road, EX2 4NT, Exeter, UK.

Adv Data. 2004 May 27;(343):1-19.
Complementary and alternative medicine use among adults: United States, 2002.

Barnes PM, Powell-Griner E, McFann K, Nahin RL.

Brain Res Bull. 2010 Jan 15;81(1):66-72.
A randomised controlled single-blind trial of the effects of Reiki and positive imagery on well-being and salivary cortisol.

Bowden D, Goddard L, Gruzelier J.

Psychology Department, Goldsmiths, University of London, ITC Building, New Cross, London SE14 6NW, United Kingdom.

Int J Behav Med. 2010 Mar;17(1):1-16.
Biofield therapies: helpful or full of hype? A best evidence synthesis.

Jain S, Mills PJ.

UCLA Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

J Altern Complement Med. 2009 Nov;15(11):1157-69.
A systematic review of the therapeutic effects of Reiki.

vanderVaart S, Gijsen VM, de Wildt SN, Koren G.

Department of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Gastroenterol Nurs. 2010 Jan-Feb;33(1):20-6.
Endoscopic procedure with a modified Reiki intervention: a pilot study.

Hulse RS, Stuart-Shor EM, Russo J.

University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA, USA.

Holist Nurs Pract. 2010 Mar-Apr;24(2):79-88.
Energy healing and pain: a review of the literature.

Fazzino DL, Griffin MT, McNulty RS, Fitzpatrick JJ.

Prepare Me 4 Surgery, Encinitas, California, USA.

J Holist Nurs. 2010 Jun 28. [Epub ahead of print]
The Effect of Therapeutic Touch on Postoperative Patients.

Coakley AB, Duffy ME.

J Altern Complement Med. 2010 Jul 12. [Epub ahead of print]
Using Enzyme Folding to Explore the Mechanism of Therapeutic Touch: A Feasibility Study.

Strickland ML, Boylan HM.

Biofield therapies: Biophysical basis and biological regulations?

Zahra Movaffaghi a,*, Mohammad Farsi b,c
a Clinical skills Center, Education Development Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (MUMS), Ahmad Abad Street, Ghaem hospital, P.O. Box 91735-345, Mashhad, Iran
b Biotechnology Department, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, P.O. Box 91775-1163, Mashhad, Iran
Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice 15 (2009) 35–37

J Holist Nurs. 2009 Jun;27(2):85-92. Epub 2009 Mar 19.
The effects of therapeutic touch on pain.
Monroe CM.

New York University, USA.

Pol Merkur Lekarski. 2009 Mar;26(153):239-44.Links
[Selected issues regarding implementing alternative medicine with special reference to the patients with laryngological problems]
[Article in Polish]

Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2009 Jul;9(4):313-8.Links
Alternative approaches to epilepsy treatment.
McElroy-Cox C.

Columbia Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Columbia University, Neurologic Institute, New York, NY 10032, USA.

Nurses' Lived Experience of Reiki for Self-care
Holistic Nursing Practice:
May/June 2009 - Volume 23 - Issue 3 - p 129-145
doi: 10.1097/01.HNP.0000351369.99166.75

J Altern Complement Med. 2008 Apr;14(3):233-9.
Therapeutic touch stimulates the proliferation of human cells in culture.
Gronowicz GA, Jhaveri A, Clarke LW, Aronow MS, Smith TH.

Department of Surgery, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT 06030-3105, USA.

J Altern Complement Med. 2008 May;14(4):417-22.
Reiki improves heart rate homeostasis in laboratory rats.
Baldwin AL, Wagers C, Schwartz GE.

Laboratory for the Advances in Consciousness and Health, Department of Psychology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721-0068, USA.

J Orthop Res. 2008 Nov;26(11):1541-6.
Therapeutic touch affects DNA synthesis and mineralization of human osteoblasts in culture.
Jhaveri A, Walsh SJ, Wang Y, McCarthy M, Gronowicz G.

Department of Orthopaedics, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut 06030-3105, USA.
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