Qi Gong Research

Qi Gong and Tai Chi benefit the elderly

Pub Med

Background: Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) based exercises have been widely used in the prevention and treatment of balance, cardiopulmonary, and other related diseases in older adults. However, there seems to be no consensus on the improvement and comparison of physical performance, balance, and muscle strength in the elderly population. Objectives: To systematically …

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Qi Gong aids in sexual health in postmenopausal women

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Objective: To analyze the effectiveness of a Qigong exercise program on satisfaction with female genital self-image and female sexual function in postmenopausal Spanish women. Methods: A total of 49 women were randomly assigned to an experimental group (n = 22) that carried out training based on Qigong exercises for 12 weeks and …

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Tai Chi and Qi Gong improves sleep in the elderly

Pub Med

We aimed to systematically analyze reviews of randomized clinical trials that investigate the overall effect of exercise and of different types of exercise on sleep in older adults. Meta-analysis was performed to obtain the standardized mean difference of the effect of the different types of exercise. Twenty systematic reviews published …

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Qi Gong aids recovery from breast cancer

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Theories of embodied cognition hypothesize interdependencies between psychological well-being and physical posture. The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility of objectively measuring posture, and to explore the relationship between posture and affect and other patient centered outcomes in breast cancer survivors (BCS) with persistent postsurgical pain (PPSP) …

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Qi Gong improves motor function in Parkinson’s disease

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Purpose: This study explored the effects of Health Qigong exercise on lower limb motor function in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Patients and methods: A total of 40 patients with Parkinson’s disease were recruited and randomly allocated into the experimental group and the control group. The experimental group completed an intervention of Health …

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Qi Gong improves balance in stroke patients

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Aims: Liuzijue Qigong exercise is a traditional Chinese exercise method in which breathing and pronunciation are combined with movement guidance. Breathing is closely related to balance, and Liuzijue Qigong, as a special breathing exercise, can be applied to balance dysfunction after stroke. The purpose of this study was to observe the …

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Qi Gong improves cognitive function

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This randomized controlled trial was conducted to evaluate the effects of a 3-month-long Chan-Chuang qigong program on patients’ physical performance and quality of life while excluding the influence caused by the progression of their cognitive impairment. Patients with mild to moderate cognitive impairment were recruited from two dementia daycare centers …

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Qi Gong reduces the severity of menopausal symptoms

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ABSTRACT: The aim of the present study was to analyze the effects of a Qigong exercise program on the severity of the menopausal symptoms and health-related quality of life of community-dwelling postmenopausal women. This was done by means of a randomized clinical trial with a sample of 125 women who …

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Ba Duan Jin Qi Gong improves fatigue in cancer patients

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Background: Cancer-related fatigue is the most common concomitant symptom in the treatment of colorectal cancer. Such patients often present with subjective fatigue state accompanied by cognitive dysfunction, which seriously affects the quality of life of patients. Aim: To explore the effects of cognitive behavior therapy combined with Baduanjin exercise on cancer-related fatigue, …

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Liu Zi Jue Qi Gong improves COPD

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Background: Liu zi jue is a traditional Qigong exercise that is commonly performed in China. However, the treatment effects of Liuzijue Qigong are controversial. The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the efficacy of Liuzijue Qigong in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Methods: Randomised controlled trials were identified …

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