Pilot Crossover Trial of Reiki Versus Rest for Treating Cancer-Related Fatigue 

Kathy L. Tsang, BA, Linda E. Carlson, PhD, CPsych, Karin Olson, RN, PhD

First Published March 1, 2007 Research Article

Fatigue is an extremely common side effect experienced during cancer treatment and recovery. This research examined the effects of Reiki on fatigue, pain, anxiety, and overall quality of life. Promising results indicate that future research should further investigate the impact of Reiki on patients receiving treatment for cancer.