Applying at a distance of medita on Tong Len on a group of cancer pa ents to measure the psychological e ects
di Gioacchino Pagliaro
The Tibetan medicine tradi on considers Tong Len medita on an essen al therapeu c tool that can be used for self-healing and/or to heal others. To date, scien c papers have not yet inves gated the distance e ects of Tong Len medita on performed by a group of meditators upon a group of pa ents a ected by cancer-related anxiety, depression and stress. So far, some studies revealed the existence of distant healing e ects when there are empathic connec on and deep acquaintanceship between healers and recipients . This research, by contrast, inspects the presence of a distant psychological healing e ect without any empathic bond between meditators and pa ents. The present paper is a double- blind randomized controlled trial on 103 cancer pa ents (7 males and 96 females) that are receiving treatment at the Oncology Department of Bellaria Hospital (Bologna, Italy).