Effects of Reiki on Pain and Anxiety in Women Hospitalized for Obstetrical- and Gynecological-Related Conditions.
J Holist Nurs. 2020 Jul 3:898010120936437. Epub 2020 Jul 3. PMID: 32618216
: To determine the effect of Reiki on pain and anxiety in women in antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum, gynecology, and gyn/oncology, settings.: This exploratory, comparative study used a Likert-type scale of 0 to 10 to measure pain and anxiety, and a survey asking about lingering effects of treatment.: Mean pain scores after Reiki significantly decreased from 3.24 to 1.52 (= 203; z = -11.67,<.001). Mean anxiety scores after Reiki significantly decreased from 3.56 to 1.28 (= 195; z = -11.42,<.001). Women were asked if the effects lingered for any length of time post-Reiki treatment, and 91 of 101 responded affirmatively that decreased pain and/or anxiety continued.: Findings from this study confirm the positive and lingering effects of Reiki in women hospitalized for obstetrical and gynecological conditions.