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1. Improved sleep after Qigong exercise in breast cancer survivors: A pilot study. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Improved sleep after Qigong exercise in breast cancer survivors: A pilot study. Sleep disorder and fatigue are among a few major concerns of breast cancer survivors across the survivorship trajectory. The purpose of this pilot study was to examine feasibility and trends in multiple outcomes after a 6-week Qigong exercise program in breast cancer survivors.Eight female adults (mean age 55.4 ± 9.4 years, mean time after the completion of cancer treatment 3.9 ± 5.7 years) who had a diagnosis (...) of breast cancer and were at least 3 months postcompletion of primary cancer treatment prior to participation in this study. Baseline evaluation was administered using subjective questionnaires on sleep quality, insomnia, fatigue, and quality of life. All subjects participated in two training sessions to learn the "Six Healing Sound" Qigong exercise and attended group Qigong sessions once per week in the following 6 weeks. In addition to the group sessions, subjects were asked to perform the Qigong

2019 Asia-Pacific journal of oncology nursing Controlled trial quality: uncertain

2. Effects of Qigong Exercise on Non-Motor Symptoms and Inflammatory Status in Parkinson's Disease: A Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Effects of Qigong Exercise on Non-Motor Symptoms and Inflammatory Status in Parkinson's Disease: A Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial. Background: Non-motor symptoms such as sleep disturbance, cognitive decline, fatigue, anxiety, and depression in Parkinson's disease (PD) impact quality of life. Increased levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines in individuals with PD have been reported, which may contribute to non-motor symptoms. A mind-body exercise, Qigong, has demonstrated benefits (...) across different medical conditions. However, a lack of evidence causes clinicians and patients to be uncertain about the effects of Qigong in individuals with PD. This study will examine the effects of Qigong on non-motor symptoms and inflammatory status in individuals with PD. Methods: Sixty individuals with PD will be recruited. Qigong and sham Qigong group (n = 30 for each) will receive a 12-week intervention. Participants will practice their assigned exercise at home (2×/day) and attend

2019 Medicines (Basel, Switzerland) Controlled trial quality: uncertain

3. Qigong for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Qigong for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Two major determinants of cardiovascular disease (CVD) are a sedentary lifestyle and stress. Qigong involves physical exercise, mind regulation and breathing control to restore the flow of Qi (a pivotal life energy). As it is thought to help reduce stress and involves exercise, qigong may be an effective strategy for the primary prevention of CVD.To determine the effectiveness of qigong for the primary prevention of CVD.We searched (...) 2013) and the Allied and Complementary Medicine Database (AMED) (inception to December 2013), as well as trial registers and reference lists of reviews and articles; we also approached experts in the field and applied no language restrictions in our search.Randomised controlled trials lasting at least three months involving healthy adults or those at high risk of CVD. Trials examined any type of qigong, and comparison groups provided no intervention or minimal intervention. Outcomes of interest

2015 Cochrane

4. The effect of Qigong Wuqinxi for osteopenia and primary osteoporosis: A protocol for systematic review and meta analysis. Full Text available with Trip Pro

The effect of Qigong Wuqinxi for osteopenia and primary osteoporosis: A protocol for systematic review and meta analysis. Osteoporosis (OP) and related fragility fractures are a significant public health problem which leads to pain, disability, loss function of independence, considerable complications and increased mortality. Exercise training is the only alternative strategy to improve multiple skeletal and fall risk factors simultaneously. Wuqinxi is 1 of the Chinese mind-body exercises using

2020 Medicine

5. Mind-body interactive qigong improves physical and mental aspects of quality of life in inpatients with stroke: A randomized control study. (Abstract)

Mind-body interactive qigong improves physical and mental aspects of quality of life in inpatients with stroke: A randomized control study. Stroke, a medical condition that causes physical disability and mental health problems, impacts negatively on quality of life. Post-stroke rehabilitation is critical to restoring quality of life in these patients.This study was designed to evaluate the effect of a mind-body interactive qigong intervention on the physical and mental aspects of quality (...) of life, considering bio-physiological and mental covariates in subacute stroke inpatients.A randomized controlled trial with repeated measures design was used. A total of 68 participants were recruited from the medical and rehabilitation wards at a teaching hospital in northern Taiwan and then randomly assigned either to the Chan-Chuang qigong group, which received standard care plus a 10-day mind-body interactive exercise program, or to the control group, which received standard care only. Data were

2019 European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing Controlled trial quality: uncertain

6. Study protocol for a single-blind randomised controlled trial to evaluate the clinical effects of an Integrated Qigong exercise intervention on freezing of gait in Parkinson's disease. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Study protocol for a single-blind randomised controlled trial to evaluate the clinical effects of an Integrated Qigong exercise intervention on freezing of gait in Parkinson's disease. Qigong exercise offers a potentially safe, low-cost and effective mind-body rehabilitative intervention for mitigating the problem of gait interruption among patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) who have frequent freezing of gait (FOG) episodes. However, its clinical effects have not been established (...) . This paper describes the trial protocol of evaluating the clinical efficacy of a newly developed Integrated Qigong in improving gait among patients with PD who have FOG.A single-blind randomised controlled trial is designed to compare Integrated Qigong and balance training with an attention control. Participants will be patients with mild to moderate PD who experience FOG and are recruited from local communities in Shanghai, China. Participants will be randomly allocated to one of the three groups

2019 BMJ open

7. Art activities and qigong exercise for the well-being of older adults in nursing homes in Indonesia: a randomized controlled trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Art activities and qigong exercise for the well-being of older adults in nursing homes in Indonesia: a randomized controlled trial. Objective: This study aims to investigate the effect of an integrated intervention of art activities and Qigong exercise on the well-being of older adults in nursing homes in Indonesia. Method: We employed a randomized controlled trial with 4 specific groups, i.e. art, Qigong, integration of art and Qigong, and control group. A total of 267 participants aged 50 (...) had a significant positive effect on well-being, in particular in the domain of social relations. It also led to a decrease in depressive symptoms, as did the integration intervention. No significant effects were visible in the Qigong group nor in the integrated intervention compared to either art or Qigong alone. Conclusion: Interventions such as art programs and an integration of art and Qigong may give psychological benefits to older adults. Yet, results of the study need to be interpreted

2019 Aging & mental health Controlled trial quality: uncertain

8. The Health Promoting Mindfulness or Qigong Educational Programs for Beneficial Lifestyle Changes of Cancer Survivors. (Abstract)

The Health Promoting Mindfulness or Qigong Educational Programs for Beneficial Lifestyle Changes of Cancer Survivors. This study used heart rate variability (HRV) to monitor levels of cancer-related fatigue (CRF) and quality of life (QOL) of cancer survivors subjected to program measures at different psychosomatic or functional levels. A longitudinal study was conducted at a cancer center in Taiwan. Fifty-two cancer survivals were randomly assigned to either the mindfulness group (n = 25 (...) ) or the Qigong group (n = 27). Both groups received a 12-week mindfulness and Qigong programs, respectively. Improvements in CRF, QOL, and HRV after a 12-week program and at the 3-month follow-up point. For the long-term effects in both mindfulness and Qigong groups, CRF showed a significant downward trend (p < 0.05), but a significant upward trend was observed in HRV (p < 0.001). Mindfulness and Qigong exhibited different effectiveness in individuals, indicating that the mental and physical aspects

2019 Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education Controlled trial quality: uncertain

9. Effects of Qigong practice in office workers with chronic non-specific low back pain: A randomized control trial. (Abstract)

Effects of Qigong practice in office workers with chronic non-specific low back pain: A randomized control trial. To investigate the effects of Qigong practice, Guan Yin Zi Zai Gong level 1, compared with a waiting list control group among office workers with chronic nonspecific low back pain (CNLBP).A randomized controlled trial was conducted at offices in the Bangkok Metropolitan Region. Seventy-two office workers with CNLBP were screened for inclusion/exclusion criteria (age 20-40 years (...) ; sitting period more than 4 h per day) and were allocated randomly into two groups: the Qigong and waiting list groups (n = 36 each). The participants in the Qigong group took a Qigong practice class (Guan Yin Zi Zai Gong level 1) for one hour per week for six weeks at their workstation. The participants were encouraged to conduct the Qigong exercise at home every day. The waiting list group received general advice regarding low back pain management. The primary outcomes were pain intensity, measured

2019 Journal of bodywork and movement therapies Controlled trial quality: uncertain

10. The health effects of Baduanjin exercise (a type of Qigong exercise) in breast cancer survivors: A randomized, controlled, single-blinded trial. (Abstract)

The health effects of Baduanjin exercise (a type of Qigong exercise) in breast cancer survivors: A randomized, controlled, single-blinded trial. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of Baduanjin exercise, which is a traditional Chinese Qigong exercise, in breast cancer survivors to assess its efficacy for physical and psychological rehabilitation.The study was a single-blinded randomized controlled trial. Eighty-six subjects were randomly assigned to the intervention (n = 46

2019 European journal of oncology nursing : the official journal of European Oncology Nursing Society Controlled trial quality: uncertain

11. Effect of Baduanjin Qigong Exercise on Cancer-Related Fatigue in Patients with Colorectal Cancer Undergoing Chemotherapy: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Effect of Baduanjin Qigong Exercise on Cancer-Related Fatigue in Patients with Colorectal Cancer Undergoing Chemotherapy: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is one of the most troubling symptoms of cancer patients during chemotherapy, and no gold standard for the treatment of CRF has been established.This study aimed to examine the effects of the Baduanjin qigong on patients with colorectal cancer and CRF, and to explore its intervention effects.This was an open-label (...) scores (all p < 0.01).Baduanjin qigong exercise can relieve CRF in patients with colorectal cancer undergoing chemotherapy and can improve their physical activity level and their quality of sleep.© 2019 The Author(s) Published by S. Karger AG, Basel.

2019 Oncology research and treatment Controlled trial quality: uncertain

12. A 12-week Baduanjin Qigong exercise improves symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis: A randomized controlled trial. (Abstract)

A 12-week Baduanjin Qigong exercise improves symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis: A randomized controlled trial. Therapeutic exercises are considered effective treatments for ankylosing spondylitis(AS). Current study aimed to evaluate efficacy and safety of Baduanjin qigong, a traditional Chinese exercise, for treatment of AS in a pilot RCT setting.A total of 60 patients were randomly assigned, at a 1:1 ratio, to receive a 12-week Baduanjin qigong training(exercise group) or maintain (...) stiffness; exercise group also exhibited higher patient global assessment scores(P = 0.04).Baduanjin qigong exercise appeared to improve AS symptoms.Copyright © 2018. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

2019 Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice Controlled trial quality: uncertain

13. Effect of Low-Intensity, Kinectâ„¢-Based Kaimai-Style Qigong Exercise in Older Adults With Type 2 Diabetes. (Abstract)

Effect of Low-Intensity, Kinectâ„¢-Based Kaimai-Style Qigong Exercise in Older Adults With Type 2 Diabetes. The aim of the current study was to investigate the effect of low-intensity, Kinect™-based Kaimai-style Qigong exercise among older adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). A non-randomized controlled trial was conducted in a community center in Changchun, China, from July to September 2017. Participants (N = 55) were assigned to the Qigong group or control group. Participants (...) in the Qigong group received 30-minute Kinect-based Kaimai-style Qigong sessions three times per week for 12 weeks. Participants in the control group were waitlisted. Body mass index (BMI), glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c), fasting blood glucose (FBG), and lipid level, as well as Mini-Mental State Examination and Berg Balance Scale scores, were measured at baseline and postintervention. The Qigong group showed decreases in weight (p = 0.002), BMI (p = 0.004), HbA1c (p = 0.001), and FBG (p = 0.018) after

2019 Journal of gerontological nursing Controlled trial quality: uncertain

14. Assessment of hormonal parameters and psychological well-being in healthy subjects after a Taoist qigong program: An exploratory study. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Assessment of hormonal parameters and psychological well-being in healthy subjects after a Taoist qigong program: An exploratory study. Qigong is an ancient form of health maintenance, which is part of Traditional China Medicine. Numerous beneficial mental and physical effects have been classically ascribed to this traditional psychosomatic method. The purpose of this work has been to assess the effects of Taoist qigong practice on several hormonal parameters of the Hipotalamic-Pituitary (...) -Adrenal axis and specific measures of psychological well-being in healthy subjects. Forty-three healthy volunteers participated in the study, of whom 22 were randomly allocated to the experimental group, and 21 were assigned to the control group. Experimental participants underwent a qigong training program for one month. Blood samples for the quantification of hormonal parameters, and several instruments to assess anxiety and depression symptoms as well as subjective sleep quality, were obtained

2019 Scandinavian journal of psychology

15. [Effects of Health Qigong Baduanjin on diabetes related indexes in middle-aged obese women]. (Abstract)

[Effects of Health Qigong Baduanjin on diabetes related indexes in middle-aged obese women]. To investigate the effect of Health Qigong Baduanjin on the related indexes of obese middle aged women with diabetes and to provide new ideas for the intervention treatment of diabetes.A total of 40 middle-aged female obese diabetic patients were randomly divided into the control group and the exercise group(n=20), the age was(57.2±5.4) years old. Fitness training group performed eight new Baduanjin (...) in the experimental group were decreased significantly compared with those of before exercise and those of the patients in the experimental control group before and after exercise (P<0.05).Health Qigong Baduanjin can reduce the blood sugar of obese female patients with diabetes, and has some improvement effect on the body part of obesity and blood lipid indicators.

2019 Zhongguo ying yong sheng li xue za zhi = Zhongguo yingyong shenglixue zazhi = Chinese journal of applied physiology Controlled trial quality: uncertain

16. Effect of a Qigong Intervention on Telomerase Activity and Mental Health in Chinese Women Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Effect of a Qigong Intervention on Telomerase Activity and Mental Health in Chinese Women Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Qigong is a mind-body exercise that may be an effective self-care intervention for improving the well-being of women survivors of intimate partner violence.To test whether a qigong intervention would increase telomerase activity and improve mental health in Chinese women who survived intimate partner violence.A single-blind randomized (...) clinical trial among Chinese women (N = 271) who survived intimate partner violence in the past 2 years recruited from a community center in Hong Kong, China. The trial was conducted from March 12, 2014, to May 26, 2016. Data analysis was by intention to treat and performed from June 7 to August 24, 2018.Randomization (1:1) to a 22-week qigong intervention (n = 136) that included 22 weeks of Baduanjin qigong group training (1-6 weeks: 2-hour sessions biweekly; 7-22 weeks: 1-hour follow-up sessions

2019 JAMA network open Controlled trial quality: predicted high

17. Trends in Yoga, Tai Chi, and Qigong Use Among US Adults, 2002-2017. (Abstract)

Trends in Yoga, Tai Chi, and Qigong Use Among US Adults, 2002-2017. To examine the characteristics and temporal trends of yoga, tai chi, and qigong (YTQ) use among US adults.Using the 2002, 2007, 2012, and 2017 National Health Interview Surveys, we examined the prevalence, patterns, and predicting factors of YTQ use by Taylor series linear regression, the Wald F χ2 test, and multivariable logistic regression models (n = 116 404).YTQ use increased from 5.8% in 2002 to 14.5% in 2017 (P ≤ .001

2019 American Journal of Public Health

18. Liuzijue Qigong: A Voice Training Method For Unilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis Patients. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Liuzijue Qigong: A Voice Training Method For Unilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis Patients. Liuzijue Qigong (LQG), a kind of traditional Chinese health exercise (TCHE), is not only widely used to strengthen physical fitness and maintain psychological well-being in the elderly but has also been utilized to help improve respiratory function. As respiratory support is an important driving force for speech production, it is logical to postulate that the LQG training method with 6 monosyllabic speech

2019 Rhinology and Laryngology Controlled trial quality: uncertain

19. Breath Qigong Improves Recognition in Seniors With Vascular Cognitive Impairment. (Abstract)

Breath Qigong Improves Recognition in Seniors With Vascular Cognitive Impairment. Vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) or vascular dementia is widely considered to be the second-most-common cause of dementia after Alzheimer's disease, accounting for 20% of cases. Little is known about the effectiveness of breath qigong for seniors suffering from VCI or dementia.For seniors with VCI, the study aimed to compare the benefits of qigong practice, cognitive training, and qigong practice + cognitive (...) training in improving cognitive function, memory, executive function, and daily problem-solving ability.The study was a randomized, controlled pilot study that used a prospective design with repeated measures.The study took place at the Tianjin Medical University General Hospital (Tianjin, China).Participants were 93 patients with VCI at a clinic at the hospital.The participants were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 groups: (1) qigong practice, an intervention group; (2) cognitive training, a positive

2019 Alternative Therapies in Health & Medicine Controlled trial quality: uncertain

20. The effects of qigong on anxiety, depression, and psychological well-being: a systematic review and meta-analysis

The effects of qigong on anxiety, depression, and psychological well-being: a systematic review and meta-analysis Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2013 DARE.

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