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The influence of 10 min of the Johrei healing method on laboratory stress.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16765851     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Johrei has been shown to decrease exam stress responses but its immediate effects have not been assessed. DESIGN: In a randomised, blinded, counter-balanced design, 33 medical students were asked to calculate mental arithmetic in the Paced Auditory Serial Addition Task (PASAT), which served as an acute stressor prior to two conditions, 10 min of Johrei or a control resting condition involving 10 min without Johrei in a cross-over trial; after each, saliva was collected and mood tested. SETTING: University EEG laboratory. INTERVENTION: Johrei, a non-touch healing method. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Profile of mood states (POMS-Bi); state anxiety (STAI); salivary variables: cortisol, DHEA, IgA. RESULTS: Mood scores on 5/6 of the POMS-Bi subscales were slightly but significantly more positive in the Johrei condition. State anxiety was similarly decreased. IgA levels were unchanged but cortisol levels were found to be slightly but non-significantly lower after Johrei than after the control condition and DHEA levels slightly but non-significantly raised, with a negative correlation between cortisol and DHEA levels. CONCLUSIONS: This study gives some indication that Johrei can reduce negative mood and increase positive mood states after the acute effects of a laboratory stressor in comparison to a resting control condition.
Tannis M Laidlaw; Akira Naito; Prabudha Dwivedi; Navjyot K Hansi; Don C Henderson; John H Gruzelier
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial     Date:  2006-02-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Complementary therapies in medicine     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0965-2299     ISO Abbreviation:  Complement Ther Med     Publication Date:  2006 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-12     Completed Date:  2006-09-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9308777     Medline TA:  Complement Ther Med     Country:  Scotland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  127-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Imperial College London, Division of Neuroscience and Psychological Medicine, St. Dunstan's Road, London W6 8RF, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Anxiety / metabolism,  prevention & control*
Cross-Over Studies
Dehydroepiandrosterone / metabolism
Double-Blind Method
Hydrocortisone / metabolism
Immunoglobulin A / metabolism
Mental Healing*
Neuropsychological Tests
Stress, Psychological / metabolism,  prevention & control*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Immunoglobulin A; 50-23-7/Hydrocortisone; 53-43-0/Dehydroepiandrosterone

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