Self-Reiki, Consideration of a Potential Option for Managing Chronic Pain during Pandemic COVID-19 Period
While the world faced an unprecedented situation with the pandemic, other chronic diseases such as chronic pain continue to run their course. Given this context of distancing and movement restrictions, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) might offer new opportunities to manage chronic pain, notably with a hand-touch method, such as self-Reiki therapy. Although Reiki administered by a practitioner has shown promising results to reduce pain and psychological distress, and to improve quality of life, self-Reiki practice needs evidence-based medicine to be disseminated. Overall, self-Reiki could bring positive results in addition to, and without interfering with, conventional medicine approaches in patients experienced chronic pain.
Reference: Billot, M., Daycard, M. and Rigoard, P. (2021). Self-Reiki, Consideration of a Potential Option for Managing Chronic Pain during Pandemic COVID-19 Period. Medicina, 57(9), p.867. doi:10.3390/medicina57090867.
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