2003: The Efficacy of Reiki in the Treatment of Fibromyalgia
A clinical trial sponsored by National Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
Study start: January 2003
Study completion: February 2005
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of Reiki in the treatment of fibromyalgia (FM), a condition characterized by widespread muscle pain and stiffness, often accompanied by sleep disturbance, headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, and psychological distress.
Reiki is a form of energy medicine in which practitioners reportedly access universal life energy to heal patients, either by direct contact at specific hand positions or from a distance.