Biofield Therapies: Guidelines for Reporting Clinical Trials

Author: Richard Hammerschlag1,2, Meredith Sprengel3, Ann L Baldwin4
1 Consciousness and Healing Initiative, La Jolla, California, USA.
2 NOVA Institute for Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
3 Human Factors, Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), Soesterberg, the Netherlands.
4 Department of Physiology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA.
Conference/Journal: J Integr Complement Med
Date published: 2024 Feb 1
Other: Special Notes: doi: 10.1089/jicm.2024.29128.rh. , Word Count: 69

Highlights Guidelines have been created to improve the reporting of clinical trials of biofield therapies, e.g. External Qigong, Healing Touch, Reiki, and Therapeutic Touch. Appropriate use of these guidelines is likely to strengthen the evidence base for biofield therapies as well as increase their usage as stand-alone practices and as complementary therapies within mainstream healthcare.

Keywords: biofield therapies; biofield therapy clinical trials; reporting guidelines.

PMID: 38300148 DOI: 10.1089/jicm.2024.29128.rh