COVID-19 | Research

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

Qigong has the potential to play a role in the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of respiratory infections, such as COVID-19.

Psychology | Research

Tai Chi and Qigong for the Treatment and Prevention of Mental Disorders

In this randomized controlled trial, we found significant evidence that a Taiji beginner course of 3 months duration elicits positive effects with respect to physical well-being in healthy individuals, with improvements pronouncing over time.

Difficult Diseases | Research

Levels of Fatigue and Distress in Senior Prostate Cancer Survivors Enrolled in a 12-Week Randomized Controlled Trial of Qigong

This 12-week Qigong intervention was feasible and potentially efficacious in improving senior prostate cancer survivors’ levels of fatigue and distress levels.

Endocrine and Metabolic Systems | Research

Qi-gong Mind-Body Therapy and Diabetes Control. A Randomized Controlled Trial

The qi-gong intervention was associated with improvements in weight, waist circumference, leg strength, and insulin resistance. The mediation analyses highlight the importance of weight reduction in the control of diabetes.

Immune System | Research

Acute Effects on the Counts of Innate and Adaptive Immune Response Cells After 1 Month of Taoist Qigong Practice

This study demonstrates that Taoist qigong is able to exert acute immunomodulatory effects on components of both innate as well as adaptive immune response.

Immune System | Research

Effects of a Traditional Taiji/Qigong Curriculum on Older Adults’ Immune Response to Influenza Vaccine

Traditional TQ practice improves the antibody response to influenza vaccine in older adults, but further study is needed to determine whether the enhanced response is sufficient to provide definitive protection from influenza infection.

Muscular/Skeletal System | Research

Qigong Versus Exercise Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain in Adults – A Randomized Controlled Non-Inferiority Trial

Qigong was not proven to be non-inferior to exercise therapy in the treatment of chronic low back pain. Its role in the prevention of chronic low back pain might be addressed in further studies.

Research | Respiratory System

Evaluation of the Sustaining Effects of Tai Chi Qigong in the Sixth Month in Promoting Psychosocial Health in COPD Patients: A Single-Blind, Randomized Controlled Trial

Significant group-by-time interactions in quality of life (QOL) using St. George’s respiratory questionnaire (P = 0.002) and the perceived social support from friends using multidimensional scale of perceived social support (P = 0.04) were noted.