Effects of Reiki on Pain, Anxiety, and Blood Pressure in Patients Undergoing Knee Replacement: A Pilot Study

Holist Nurs Pract. Mar/Apr 2017;31(2):80-89. doi: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000195.

Abstract

This blinded, controlled pilot study investigated the effects of Reiki on 46 patients undergoing knee replacement surgery. Of the 3 groups, Reiki, Sham Reiki, and Standard of Care, only the Reiki group showed significant reductions in pain, blood pressure, respiration rate, and state anxiety, which provides evidence for a full-scale clinical study.

Publication types

  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Anxiety / therapy*
  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee* / adverse effects
  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee* / psychology
  • Blood Pressure / physiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pain Management / methods*
  • Pilot Projects
  • Therapeutic Touch*