Distance Healing in Wound Healing

2014-07-23 21:52:18 | BioPortfolio


This trial examines the impact of patients' knowledge of an experienced distant healer's efforts to heal them on measures of wound healing, psychosocial functioning, and physiological symptoms after plastic surgery.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double-Blind, Primary Purpose: Treatment


Breast Reconstruction Surgery


Distance healing, Prayer


Complementary Medicine Research Institute
San Francisco
United States




National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:52:18-0400

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