Reiki/Energy Healing in Prostate Cancer

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NeuroTherapia, Inc.

Status and phase

Completed
Phase 2
Phase 1

Conditions

Prostate Cancer

Treatments

Behavioral: Rest / Guided Imagery
Behavioral: Reiki
Behavioral: Pretend Reiki

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other
NIH

Identifiers

NCT00065208
R21AT001120

Details and patient eligibility

About

The purpose of this study is to determine whether Reiki energy healing affects anxiety and disease progression in patients with localized prostate cancer who are candidates for radical prostatectomy.

Full description

120 newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients will be randomized to one of 3 groups: Reiki, another touch therapy, or guided imagery. Subjects in the Reiki and touch therapy groups have 8 sessions in the 4 weeks prior to their medical intervention. Those in the imagery group have one session prior to their medical intervention.

Enrollment

79 patients

Sex

Male

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Newly diagnosed with prostate cancer
  • Scheduled for radial prostatectomy, external beam radiation, brachytherapy, or a combination of these

Exclusion criteria

  • Already involved in energy healing treatments
  • Any patient whose medical intervention could not wait the 4-weeks for intervention for medical reasons
  • Any patient who gets neo-adjuvant therapy or any herbal product that could affect PSA

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Double Blind

79 participants in 3 patient groups

Reiki
Experimental group
Description:
Energy therapy
Treatment:
Behavioral: Reiki
Pretend Reiki
Sham Comparator group
Treatment:
Behavioral: Pretend Reiki
Rest / Guided Imagery
Other group
Description:
Rest for pre-surgery outcomes Guided Imagery for post-surgery outcomes
Treatment:
Behavioral: Rest / Guided Imagery

Trial contacts and locations

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