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Reiki. A complementary therapy for nursing practice.

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Florida International University, School of Nursing, 3000 NE 151 Street, North Miami, FL 33181, USA. Nieldl@fiu.edu

Abstract

1. Reiki is an ancient healing art involving the gentle laying on of hands. It can be practiced anytime and anywhere. 2. Reiki can be used as a complementary treatment to medical protocols. 3. Hand positions customarily correspond to the body's endocrine and lymphatic systems and major organs, focusing on seven main chakras. 4. More research investigating the effects of Reiki on persons with psychiatric and medical disorders is necessary.

PMID:
11324176
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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