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An Australian team has found that taking part in a qigong exercise programme has multiple health benefits for cancer patients.

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The findings of a Chinese study suggest that qigong exercise may help improve blood pressure in elderly wheelchair-bound adults.

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A three-month programme of simplified (13-form) taichi qigong (two x sixty minute sessions a week) was found to be superior to both an exercise group (walking plus breathing techniques) and a control group (usual activities) in...

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Qigong lessons for children offer a possible way to improve wellbeing at school, according to research carried out in Sweden

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A German team has compared qigong and exercise therapy in patients with chronic neck pain. One hundred and twenty-three patients with chronic neck pain (VAS ≥ 40 mm) were randomised to six months (18 sessions) of either qigong or...

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German researchers report that qigong training could be a useful adjunctive therapy for patients with tinnitus. Eighty tinnitus patients were randomly assigned to an intervention group, consisting of 10 qigong training sessions...

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Just four days of meditation training can improve a person’s cognition and mood, according to an American study. After four daily 20-minute sessions of either meditation training or listening to a recorded book (active control),...

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External qigong treatment (EQT) can significantly reduce subjective feelings of pain in patients suffering from a variety of chronic pain conditions. Fifty participants were randomised to receive either EQT or equivalent attention...

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A Canadian study has provided evidence that qigong meditation has a significant effect on the activation of the brain’s prefrontal cortex. The effect of qigong meditation on the haemodynamics of the prefrontal cortex was...

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A small pilot study from the USA suggests that qigong meditation can contribute positively to addiction treatment outcomes, with results at least as good as those of an established stress management program. 248 participants...

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