Reiki/Energy Healing in Prostate Cancer

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Basic Trial Information

PhaseTypeStatusAgeSponsorProtocol IDs
Phase II, Phase ISupportive care, TreatmentCompletedNot specifiedOtherR21 AT001120

Trial Description


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.

Further Study Information

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.

Eligibility Criteria

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 Contact Information

Trial Lead Organizations/Sponsors

Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center

  • National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
Joan Fox, Ph.D., Principal Investigator

Link to the current record.
NLM Identifier NCT00065208 processed this data on January 26, 2015

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