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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. Efficacy of Liuzijue Qigong in Individuals with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Remission (Abstract)

Efficacy of Liuzijue Qigong in Individuals with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Remission To investigate the effectiveness of a 6-month Liuzijue qigong (LQG) program in promoting physical and psychosocial function in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).Single-blind, randomized controlled trial.Seven hospital respiratory care centers in Beijing.Individuals with COPD (N = 126; mean age 71.1 ± 2.7, range 65-85).Participants were randomly assigned to one of two

2015 EvidenceUpdates Controlled trial quality: uncertain

4. 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

5. 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.

6. Tai Chi Qigong for the quality of life of patients with knee osteoarthritis: a pilot, randomized, waiting list controlled trial (Abstract)

Tai Chi Qigong for the quality of life of patients with knee osteoarthritis: a pilot, randomized, waiting list controlled trial To evaluate the effects of Tai Chi Qigong training on the quality of life and physical function of patients with osteoarthritis of the knee.A preliminary, single-blind, randomized controlled trial.General community, performed at Hwaseong City Health Center.Forty-four elderly subjects (mean age, 69.1 +/- 5.4 years) with knee osteoarthritis.The patients were randomized (...) (2:1) to: (1) an eight-week Tai Chi Qigong training programme or (2) a waiting list control group. The programme involved eight weeks of group Tai Chi Qigong sessions, with 60 minutes per session twice a week.The primary outcome was quality of life measured with the Short Form 36 (SF-36) at baseline and week 8. Secondary outcomes included the Western Ontario and McMaster University Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) and 6-m walking time.The training group had statistically significant improvements

2009 EvidenceUpdates Controlled trial quality: predicted high

7. A review of clinical trials of tai chi and qigong in older adults Full Text available with Trip Pro

A review of clinical trials of tai chi and qigong in older adults Initiation and maintenance of physical activity (PA) in older adults is of increasing concern as the benefits of PA have been shown to improve physical functioning, mood, weight, and cardiovascular risk factors. Meditative movement forms of PA, such as tai chi and qigong (TC & QG), are holistic in nature and have increased in popularity over the past few decades. Several randomized controlled trials have evaluated TC & QG

2009 EvidenceUpdates

8. Psychophysiological outcomes of health qigong for chronic conditions: a systematic review

Psychophysiological outcomes of health qigong for chronic conditions: a systematic review 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.

2009 DARE.

9. Qigong for type 2 diabetes care: a systematic review

Qigong for type 2 diabetes care: a systematic review 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.

2009 DARE.

10. Clinical effect of qigong practice on essential hypertension: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Clinical effect of qigong practice on essential hypertension: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials 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.

2008 DARE.

11. External qigong for pain conditions: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials

External qigong for pain conditions: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials 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.

2007 DARE.

12. A qualitative review of the role of qigong in the management of diabetes

A qualitative review of the role of qigong in the management of diabetes A qualitative review of the role of qigong in the management of diabetes A qualitative review of the role of qigong in the management of diabetes Xin L, Miller Y D, Brown W J CRD summary This review evaluated the effectiveness of qigong in the management of diabetes. The authors appropriately pointed to the need for more methodologically rigorous evidence in this area. The primary studies included had several design flaws (...) and there was potential for bias in the review process. In light of these limitations the reliability of the authors' conclusions is unclear. Authors' objectives To evaluate evidence of the effectiveness of qigong in the management of diabetes. Searching MEDLINE and PubMed were searched. Search terms were reported. All volumes of several journals were handsearched. International websites that were related to alternative medical approaches to diabetes prevention and management were searched. Papers written in English

2007 DARE.

13. Qigong for hypertension: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials

Qigong for hypertension: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials 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.

2007 DARE.