A Study to Determine the Effect of Distance Reiki on Patient Reported Quality of Life (PRQoL) and Immunity Among Multiple Myeloma Patients


About this study

This study aims to demonstrate acceptability and feasibility of the use of Distance Reiki therapy versus sham Reiki therapy among multiple myeloma patients.It also aims to determine if there is a minimal clinically meaningful improvement in various QOL domains (Physical, Social, Emotional), overall QOL with use of Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS-29) and Single Item Linear Analogue Scale (LASA) after Distance Reik. Lastly, it aims to analyze the effect of Distance Reiki on expansion of the immune repertoire by comparing immune repertoires at baseline and at the end of the study by using Mass spectrometry by CyTOF® and  multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) sequencing of the T-cell receptors (TCRs) for assessment of immune repertoire diversity by iRepertoire®.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult patients (older than 18 years of age) with multiple myeloma at any disease stage.
  • Continued care is administered at the Mayo Clinic Rochester.
  • Access to a computer or electronic device that will allow for operation of the video conferencing platform Zoom® through EPIC electronic health record to enable the Distance Reiki session.
  • English speaking.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Individuals < 18 years of age.
  • Lack of access to a computer or electronic device.
  • Non-English speaking.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Martha Lacy, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Michelle Burtis CCRP

(507) 538-1301


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