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Enfermería Global

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FREITAG, Vera Lucia; ANDRADE, Andressa de  y  BADKE, Marcio Rossato. The Reiki as therapeutic form in health care: a narrative literature review. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2015, vol.14, n.38, pp.335-345. ISSN 1695-6141.

Reiki is a complementary therapy, characterized by the laying on of hands in the human being with the aim of re-establish the physical, mental and spiritual balance. This work involves identifying the scientific production on complementary therapy; reiki from a narrative review of literature, research conducted through a search of the Virtual Health Library (BVS), between the years 2007 to 2012. It was found a total of 398 articles, indexed in MEDLINE, LILACS and BDENF, using the descriptors reiki and nursing and reiki and care. It was included 6 articles in this study, 1 published in Brazilian periodical and 5 in foreign ones. It is available only the abstract in English. It is find that, of the articles analyzed, we can affirm that the reiki, while care device, causes significant changes in the individual, especially in relation to anxiety, pain, stress, increase defense cells and decreased blood pressure. Few studies have been published to demonstrate the effectiveness of reiki, is fundamental in the practice of nursing and thus of the most importance that the professional take into account this care tool and then can publish their experiences and studies, because the more published studies more motivation will be created to put into practice this device so important for the balance of the human being.

Palabras clave : Reiki; Care; Nursing; Complementary therapy.

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