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Reiki Is Better Than Placebo and Has Broad Potential as a Complementary Health Therapy

April 16, 2020
Abstract This study reviews the available clinical studies of Reiki to determine whether there is evidence for Reiki providing more than just a placebo effect. The available English-language literature of...

Hypnosis can reduce pain in hospitalized older patients: a randomized controlled study

April 6, 2020
Abstract Background Chronic pain is a common and serious health problem in older patients. Treatment often includes non pharmacological approaches despite a relatively modest evidence base in this population. Hypnosis...

Hypnosis Intervention Effects on Sleep Outcomes: A Systematic Review

April 6, 2020
Background Study Objectives: Sleep improvement is a promising target for preventing and modifying many health problems. Hypnosis is considered a cost-effective and safe intervention with reported benefits for multiple health...

Spiritual Healing in the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis: An Exploratory Single Centre, Parallel-Group, Double-Blind, Three-Arm, Randomised, Sham-Controlled Trial

April 3, 2020
Abstract The objective was to investigate the efficacy of “energy/spiritual healing” in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Eligible patients were women with RA on stable medication. The design was a randomised, blinded,...

A randomized double-blind study of the effect of distant healing in a population with advanced AIDS. Report of a small scale study.

April 1, 2020
Abstract Various forms of distant healing (DH), including prayer and “psychic healing,” are widely practiced, but insufficient formal research has been done to indicate whether such efforts actually affect health....