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Reiki therapy for pain, anxiety and quality of life

Abstract : The use of complementary and alternative therapies is growing year after year, and Reiki therapy takes a place of choice. Reiki therapy, classed as a biofield energy therapy, raises the question of validity when applied to patients, especially in palliative care. The purpose of this review is to highlight the effects of Reiki therapy on pain, anxiety/depression and quality of life of patients, specifically in palliative care. The current article indicates that Reiki therapy is useful for relieving pain, decreasing anxiety/depression and improving quality of life in several conditions. Due to the small number of studies in palliative care, we were unable to clearly identify the benefits of Reiki therapy, but preliminary results tend to show some positive effects of Reiki therapy for the end-of-life population. These results should encourage teams working in palliative care to conduct more studies to determine the benefits of Reiki therapy on pain, anxiety/depression and quality of life in palliative care.
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Maxime Billot, Maeva Daycard, Chantal Wood, Achille Tchalla. Reiki therapy for pain, anxiety and quality of life. BMJ Palliative and supportive care, BMJ Publishing Group 2019, bmjspcare-2019-001775. ⟨10.1136/bmjspcare-2019-001775⟩. ⟨hal-02153498⟩

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