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Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2017 Nov;38(11):930-944. doi: 10.1080/01612840.2017.1364808. Epub 2017 Oct 2.

Mental Health Wellness and Biofield Therapies: An Integrative Review.

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a Handcrafted Health, LLC , Silver Spring , Maryland , USA.
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b Inova Health System , Falls Church , Virginia , USA.
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c University of Tennessee, College of Nursing , Knoxville , Tennessee , USA.

Abstract

Biofield therapies such as Healing Touch and Reiki increase relaxation, decrease anxiety and stress, and improve mood. Understanding the efficacy of these therapies in terms of mental health wellness is important for nurses interested in complementary and integrative care. The goal of the present integrative review was to investigate the state of knowledge regarding biofield therapies and the impact on anxiety, mood, and mental health wellness. Electronic databases were searched for articles available in English and published from 2014 to 2016. Biofield therapies show safety and promise in reducing anxiety, improving mood, and cultivating mental health and wellness.

PMID:
28968143
DOI:
10.1080/01612840.2017.1364808
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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