Rola niekonwencjonalnych metod w leczeniu bólu czynnościowego w klatce piersiowej - doświadczenia własne z wykorzystaniem energii Johrel

Translated title of the contribution: The effect of alternative therapies on symptoms of patients with functional chest pain - pilot study with Johrei healing technique

Anita Gasiorowska, Tomas Navarro-Rodriguez, Ram Dickman, Christopher Wendel, Bridget Moty, Jeannette Powers, Marcia Willis, Kristina Koenig, Yukihiro Ibuki, Hoang Thai, Ronnie Fass

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Abstract

The last decade saw a growing interest in complementary and alternative medicine techniques among patients with chronic disorders. In general, pharmacological treatment of FCP has been unsatisfactory and is compounded by various side effects. The aim of the study was to determine the efficacy of Johrei as compared to wait-list in improving symptoms of FCP patients. Material and methods. Patients with chest pain of noncardiac origin for at least 3 months were enrolled into the study. All patients had to have negative upper endoscopy, pH testing and oesophageal manometry prior to randomization. Subsequently, patients were randomized to either Johrei or wait-list control. Patients received 18 Johrei sessions from a Johrei practitioner for 6 weeks. Results. A total of 21 FCP patients enrolled into the Johrei group and 18 into the wait-list group. There was no difference in symptom intensity score between Johrei group and wait-list group at baseline (20.28 vs. 23.06, P = N.S.). However, there was a significant pre-and post-treatment reduction in symptom intensity in the Johrei group (20.28 vs. 7.0, P = 0.0023). There was no significant reduction in symptom intensity score between baseline and at the end of the study in the wait-list group (23.06 vs. 20.69, P = N.S.). Conclusion. This pilot study shows that Johrei may have a role in improving FCP symptoms; however, future studies are needed to compare Johrei treatment with sham Johrei or supportive care.

Translated title of the contributionThe effect of alternative therapies on symptoms of patients with functional chest pain - pilot study with Johrei healing technique
Original languagePolish
Pages (from-to)425-429
Number of pages5
JournalPolski Merkuriusz Lekarski
Volume26
Issue number155
StatePublished - Aug 5 2009

Keywords

  • Functional chest pain
  • Johrei spiritual healing
  • Non-cardiac chest pain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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