Title

The Experiences of Persons Living with HIV Who Participate in Mind-Body and Energy Therapies: A Systematic Review Protocol of Qualitative Evidence

Department

Nursing

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

Abstract

The purpose of this systematic review is to explore the experiences and perceptions of persons living with HIV who participate in mind-body and energy therapies. The review will focus on the use of mind-body medicine and energy therapies that include meditation, prayer, mental healing, Tai Chi, yoga, art therapy, music therapy, dance therapy, Qigong, reiki, therapeutic touch, healing touch and electromagnetic therapy. These mind-body and energy therapies are selected categories because they do not involve options that might be contraindicated to an individual’s current treatment regime. More specifically, the review questions are: Does the use of mind-body medicine and energy therapies influence psychological well-being? Does the use of mind-body medicine and energy therapies influence social well-being? Does the use of mind-body medicine and energy therapies influence physical well-being?

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.11124/jbisrir-2015-2321