Year: 2017 | Month: October | Volume: 7 | Issue: 10 | Pages: 230-234
Efficacy of Reiki Application in Fibromyalgia Patients
Hava Gökdere Çinar1, Şule Ecevit Alpar2
1Uludağ University Faculty of Health Sciences
2 Marmara University Faculty of Health Sciences
Corresponding Author: Hava Gökdere Çinar
Fibromyalgia is a syndrome characterized by common musculoskeletal pain and associated clinical symptoms including fatigue, sleep disturbance, impairment of quality of life. The etiology of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is not fully understood. Any method alone is not sufficient for FMS treatment at this time. Patient education, psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (BDT), physical medicine, exercise, hydrotherapy and medical treatment are the main treatment methods used in FMS. However, there is no common treatment method currently accepted in FMS treatment. Many of the patients with fibromyalgia are unaware of unconventional approaches that will increase their comfort. Energy therapies (Reiki etc.) can be used in the symptomatic management of chronic diseases, maintenance of well being, and relaxation. This review is intended to provide a reference to the availability of energy therapies in the treatment of patients with fibromyalgia syndrome in the literature.
Key words: Reiki, Fibromyalgia, Touch Therapy, Pain, Nursing.