[The impact of Reiki on side effects in patients with head-neck neoplasia undergoing radiotherapy: a pilot study].
Prof Inferm. 2017 Oct-Dec;70(three):214-221
Authors: Iacorossi L, Di Ridolfi P, Bigiarini L, Giannarelli D, Sanguineti G
BACKGROUND: Most cancers sufferers usually report signs associated to therapeutic therapy, whose administration is predicated on conventional drugs. In recent times, nevertheless, there was rising curiosity in direction of adopting some type of complementary drugs, amongst these, Reiki. The intention of this examine is to judge how one of these self-discipline can contribute to managing radiotherapy-related signs in sufferers with head and neck most cancers.
METHOD: The examine was carried out within the Radiotherapy Division on the Regina Elena Nationwide Most cancers Institute in Rome. To evaluate QoL, the FACT-H N questionnaire was used, whereas the CTCAE Scale was adopted to judge mucositis, cutaneous toxicity and salivation.
RESULTS: 10.5% of sufferers had been reported to expertise robust ache within the fifth week, in comparison with 21.1% of sufferers within the earlier week; a level of mucositis equal to G3 was additionally present in 15.5% of circumstances in accordance with the scientific analysis, in addition to in 10.5% of sufferers in accordance with the practical one. Just one case (5.three%) of grade three cutaneous toxicity was registered.
CONCLUSION: The examine exhibits how the Reiki therapy advantages sufferers generally, with each psychological assist to assist take care of the therapeutic course of along with built-in assist in direction of ache remedy.
PMID: 29460558 [PubMed – in process]