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A pilot study carried out in Hong Kong suggests that qigong could reduce cancer therapy side effects such as upper limb lymphoedema and poor circulation in survivors of breast cancer.

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Spanish researchers have found that practising qigong can improve balance in healthy young women.

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People with chronic inflammatory conditions - such as rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease - which are made worse by stress could benefit from practicing mindfulness meditation, according to a study by US...

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Researchers from the US have found that qigong practice can reduce depressive symptoms and improve quality of life in women undergoing radiotherapy for breast cancer. Ninety-six women with breast cancer were randomised to a qigong...

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A pilot study carried out in the US suggests that external qigong therapy (EQT) could be useful in reducing cocaine cravings for patients in early recovery.

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A preliminary study from Portugal suggests that practicing a short daily qigong routine can be an effective tool for the self-management of burnout in physiotherapists.

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A programme of qigong massage for young autistic children can provide an effective early intervention for autism that is suitable for delivery at home.

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Taking part in a programme of qigong exercise may be beneficial for people with type-2 diabetes, according to an RCT carried out in Australia.

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Practising qigong may protect elite swimmers from upper respiratory tract infections (URIs), US researchers have found.

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People who practice qigong report improved health-related quality of life compared with non-practitioners, according to a study from Taiwan.

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