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Distant Healing of Surgical Wounds

Distant Healing of Surgical Wounds

An Exploratory Study

by Loren Eskenazi, MD, Harriet Hopf, MD, Dean Radin, PhD, Marilyn Schlitz, PhD, and Cassandra Vieten, PhD

Schlitz M, Hopf H, Eskenazi L, Vieten C, Radin D. Explore. 2012 Jul-Aug;8(4):223-230.

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 efļ¬cacyDistant Healing of Surgical Wounds: An Exploratory Study. To examine 2 potential variables – expectation and belief – we explored the effects of DHI on objective and psychosocial measures associated with surgical wounds in 72 women undergoing plastic surgery.


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Publication Date:
July 2012
Length:
7 pages
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