Distant healing of surgical wounds: an exploratory study.

  title={Distant healing of surgical wounds: an exploratory study.},
  author={Marilyn Mandala Schlitz and Harriet W. Hopf and Loren B Eskenazi and Cassandra Vieten and Dean Radin},
  volume={8 4},
BACKGROUND Distant healing intention (DHI) is one of the most common complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) healing modalities, but clinical trials to date have provided ambivalent support for its efficacy. One possible reason is that DHI effects may involve variables that are sensitive to unknown, uncontrolled, or uncontrollable factors. OBJECTIVE To examine 2 of those potential variables-expectation and belief-we explored the effects of DHI on objective and psychosocial measures… CONTINUE READING
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