Integrative Therapies Benefit Cancer Patients

integrative therapies include reikiParticipating in a yoga class, getting a massage or receiving a Reiki session all resulted in significant improvements in the sense of well-being among cancer patients, according to recent research. However, the patients who received Reiki reported a greater reduction in cancer pain than those who received a massage or participated in a yoga class.

The study, “The effects of yoga, massage and Reiki on patient well-being at a cancer resource center,” involved 150 patients at a cancer resource center. Of these patients, all of whom had a diagnosis of cancer, 137 were women and 13 were men.

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By MASSAGE Magazine October 1, 2016

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