Qigong for the Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation of COVID-19 Infection in Older Adults

Benson Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; Depression Clinical and Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Published in: American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry


Conclusion: Qigong has the potential to play a role in the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of respiratory infections, such as COVID-19. Potential mechanisms of action include stress reduction, emotion regulation, strengthening of respiratory muscles, reduction of inflammation, and enhanced immune function.

Efficacy of Liu-zi-jue in Patients with 2019 Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia (COVID-19): structured summary of a study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Tuina Department, Yue yang Hospital of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and other affiliations


Objectives: Efficacy of conventional treatment plus the complementary therapy Liu-zi-jue (a mind-body exercise) to treat patients with mild COVID-19.

Trial design: The study is a single-center 2 arm, randomized controlled trial with parallel-group design.

Diagnosis and treatment of novel coronavirus pneumonia based on the theory of traditional Chinese medicine

School of Basic Medical Sciences, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, Gansu Province, China


Conclusion: Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is capable of performing syndrome differentiation and treatment according to the clinical manifestations of patients, and has a better ability of epidemic prevention and control. The authors comprehensively analyzed the etiology and pathogenesis of COVID-19 based on the theory of TCM, and discussed its syndrome differentiation, treatment and prevention measures so as to provide strategies and reference for the prevention and treatment with TCM.