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Reiki Therapy for symptom management

Reiki Therapy for symptom management


Reiki therapy is a light touch, non-invasive technique. The study looks at the effects of Reiki therapy on pain, heart rate, respiratory rate, stress, and quality of life in children ages 1 to 5. We hope to provide evidence that Reiki therapy is relaxing and beneficial for children and can improve their quality of life.

Who May Qualify?:

A child who is 1 to 5 years old and is receiving care through the Haslinger Family Pediatric Palliative Care Center. The child should be expected to be in the hospital for at least 3 weeks.

Who Does Not Qualify:

Children who are likely to be discharged from the hospital in the next 3 weeks, children who are critically ill, or children who will turn 6 years old during the six week study period.

Study Status:
Study Sponsor:

The Ohio State University 

Full IRB Study Title:
Reiki Therapy for Symptom Management : A Feasibility Study in Young Children receiving Palliative Care
IRB Study ID:
If you are interested in this study or have questions about your child's eligibility, please contact:

Please contact Valerie Shaner in Palliative Care at 330-543-4014 for more information.

Lead Investigator
Sarah Elizabeth Friebert, MD

Director, Pediatric Palliative Care; Pediatric Palliative Care Physician; Sarah Elizabeth Friebert, M.D. Leadership Chair in Pediatric Palliative Care
Haslinger Family Pediatric Palliative Care CenterPediatric Neuromuscular ClinicMitochondrial Center

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