An Integrative Review of Reiki Touch Therapy: Implications for Nursing Practice and Research

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149619
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Presentation
Title:
An Integrative Review of Reiki Touch Therapy: Implications for Nursing Practice and Research
Abstract:
An Integrative Review of Reiki Touch Therapy: Implications for Nursing Practice and Research
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Vitale, Anne T., MSN, APRN, BC
P.I. Institution Name:Villanova University
Title:Doctoral student
[Symposium clinical presentation] Reiki Touch Therapy is a complementary biofield therapy that involves the use of hands to help strengthen the body's ability to heal. There is growing interest among nurses to use Reiki in patient care and as a self-treatment, with little supportive research and evidence to substantiate these practices. Given specific search limits utilized during the review, only 16 peer-reviewed articles from 1980-2006 met the established criteria. Selected investigations using this therapy for its effects on stress, relaxation response, pain, wound healing among others is summarized with specific direction for clinical nursing practice, including hand positions and length of treatment. Based on the evidence, there is a weak state of knowledge about the use of Reiki for stress/relaxation management depression and wound healing, but research with Reiki and pain management is promising. Confusion in what constitutes credible energy work research is a common criticism challenging Reiki use within our Western, allopathic model of health care. The field of energy work does not readily lend itself to traditional scientific analysis or strictly linear research methods because paradoxical findings are common. Synthesis of findings for future Reiki research direction is explored. A Summary of Reiki Studies Table illustrates study descriptions and Reiki treatment protocols specified in the investigations and is available as a handout.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAn Integrative Review of Reiki Touch Therapy: Implications for Nursing Practice and Researchen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149619-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">An Integrative Review of Reiki Touch Therapy: Implications for Nursing Practice and Research</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Vitale, Anne T., MSN, APRN, BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Villanova University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Doctoral student</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">anne.vitale@villanova.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Symposium clinical presentation] Reiki Touch Therapy is a complementary biofield therapy that involves the use of hands to help strengthen the body's ability to heal. There is growing interest among nurses to use Reiki in patient care and as a self-treatment, with little supportive research and evidence to substantiate these practices. Given specific search limits utilized during the review, only 16 peer-reviewed articles from 1980-2006 met the established criteria. Selected investigations using this therapy for its effects on stress, relaxation response, pain, wound healing among others is summarized with specific direction for clinical nursing practice, including hand positions and length of treatment. Based on the evidence, there is a weak state of knowledge about the use of Reiki for stress/relaxation management depression and wound healing, but research with Reiki and pain management is promising. Confusion in what constitutes credible energy work research is a common criticism challenging Reiki use within our Western, allopathic model of health care. The field of energy work does not readily lend itself to traditional scientific analysis or strictly linear research methods because paradoxical findings are common. Synthesis of findings for future Reiki research direction is explored. A Summary of Reiki Studies Table illustrates study descriptions and Reiki treatment protocols specified in the investigations and is available as a handout.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:06:03Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:06:03Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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