The Effect of Reiki on Pain, Fatigue, and Quality of Life in Adolescents With Dysmenorrhea

Holist Nurs Pract. 2021 Nov-Dec;35(6):306-314. doi: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000477.


This randomized, single-blind, placebo-controlled study was conducted to evaluate the effect of Reiki applications on pain, fatigue, and quality of life in adolescents with dysmenorrhea. There were 38 patients in the Reiki group and 37 in the placebo-controlled group. Reiki was found to be effective on pain and fatigue in adolescents with dysmenorrhea but with no effect on the quality of life.

Publication types

  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Double-Blind Method
  • Dysmenorrhea / therapy
  • Fatigue / therapy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Quality of Life*
  • Single-Blind Method
  • Therapeutic Touch*
  • Treatment Outcome