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Effects of Energy Healing on Prostate Cancer

Phase 1/Phase 2
Not Enrolling
Prostate Cancer

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Trial Information

Effects of Energy Healing on Prostate Cancer

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.

Inclusion 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

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Outcome Measure:

To evaluate the effects of Reiki on anxiety states using validated psychometric instruments.

Outcome Time Frame:

Each 30 minute session

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Joan Fox, Ph.D.

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

The Cleveland Clinic


United States: Federal Government

Study ID:

R21 AT001120



Start Date:

April 2005

Completion Date:

June 2010

Related Keywords:

  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Reiki
  • Energy Healing
  • Prostatic Neoplasms



Cleveland Clinic Foundation Cleveland, Ohio  44195