What alternative health

practitioners might not tell you



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"Reiki is a therapeutic modality involving laying on of hands and is claimed to promote or facilitate self-healing in the patient. Reiki is also officially recommended by some NHS Trusts and The Prince's Foundation for Integrated Health for the management of pain and other conditions. However, no evidence-based evaluations of reiki for pain exist. The objective of this systematic review was thus to assess the evidence for reiki in pain conditions." The review concludes that the evidence is insufficient to suggest that reiki is an effective treatment for pain conditions. Myeong Soo Lee, Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies [FACT] (June 2008) [Includes a summary of RCTs of reiki for pain conditions.]