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Science & Qigong

BY: JACQUELINE H. CHAN

Tai Chi Qigong (TCQG) also pronounced “Chi Gong” has been show over the years to be helpful for a variety of conditions.

  • Managing overall stress (Jin P., 1992; Sandlund & Norlander, 2000; Chow, Docas & Siu, 2012)
  • Helpful for pulmonary disease (G.Y. Yeh at al., 2011; Chan et al., 2013),
  • Depressive symptoms (Lavretsky et al., 2011)
  • Effective tool for managing burnout with physiotherapists (Saganha et al., 2012)
  • Blood pressure and anxiety (Tsai et al., 2003)
  • Hypertension (Xiong et al., 2015)
  • Reduction of falls (Brismee et al., 2007),
  • Improving strength & flexibility (Taylor-Piliae et al., 2006)
  • Reduction in cocaine craving (Smelson et al., 2013)
  • Changes in measurements of relative electrical conductivity of acupuncture points with a Ryodoraku instrument (electrical resistance of skin) after qigong practice (Sencier, 2004).
  • Overall, improvement in qigong groups than non-treatment groups and drug + tai chi qigong showed reduction of symptoms (Lavretsky et al., 2011)

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