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