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Vol. 9, No. 1, 2002
Issue release date: February 2002
Section title: Original Article · Originalarbeit
Forsch Komplementärmed Klass Naturheilkd 2002;9:22–30
(DOI:10.1159/000058074)

Fernheilung und Diabetes mellitus: Eine Pilotstudie

Ebneter M.a · Binder M.b · Kristof O.c · Walach H.d · Saller R.e
aAbteilung Naturheilkunde, Departement Innere Medizin, Universitätsspital Zürich, Schweiz; bInstitut für Grenzgebiete der Psychologie und Psychohygiene (IGPP), Freiburg i.Br.; cZentrum für Naturheilkunde und Naturheilverfahren, Fachklinik Waren; dInstitut für Umweltmedizin und Krankenhaushygiene (IUK), Universitätsklinikum Freiburg i.Br.; eAbteilung für Naturheilkunde, Departement Innere Medizin, Universitätsspital Zürich, Schweiz

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Abstract of Original Article · Originalarbeit

Published online: May 03, 2002
Issue release date: February 2002

Number of Print Pages: 9
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 1661-4119 (Print)
eISSN: 1661-4127 (Online)

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Abstract

Distant Healing and Diabetes Mellitus. A Pilot Study Background: The Institut für Grenzgebiete der Psychologie und Psychohygiene, Freiburg (IGPP) in cooperation with the Abteilung Naturheilkunde, University Hospital, Zürich investigated whether Distant Healing has a beneficial effect on patients with diabetes mellitus regarding the state of the disease and quality of life. Objective: The goal of the pilot study was to observe the progression of the disease with various medical and psychological measures and to explore which of them might be sensitive for measuring possible treatment effects. Patients and Methods: 14 diabetic patients were observed for a period of 16 weeks. Within this time they underwent a treatment of 4 consecutive weeks (weeks 9–12) by 5 experienced and trustworthy healers each. Patients were informed about the duration of the treatment but not about the time point of its beginning. Patients and healers never met and there was no contact between researchers and patients during the study period. Results: With regard to medical parameters, reduction in fructosamine level was observed during the healing period, increasing fructosamine level after the end of the healing period. Sensitivity, measured only at the beginning and at the end of the study period, decreased significantly. The other parameters showed some significant changes but there was no correlation to the Distant Healing intervention. Regarding the psychological data, only improvements were observed. Conclusions: The results indicate the possibility that a Distant Healing intervention could have certain effects on patients with diabetes mellitus.

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Original Article · Originalarbeit

Published online: May 03, 2002
Issue release date: February 2002

Number of Print Pages: 9
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 1661-4119 (Print)
eISSN: 1661-4127 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/FOK


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