December 16, 2012 | by Bronwen Stiene
American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine. 2012 Jun; 294: 290-294.
BACKGROUND: Reiki is a system of natural healing techniques administered by laying of hands and transferring energy from the Reiki practitioner to the recipient. METHODS: 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.