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Studies Show Qigong Can Help Fight Stress and Anxiety for Adults

Posted January 15, 2014

In case you would like to escape anxiety and stress, one of the best ways to achieve this is by practicing qigong. This will also increase your balance and flexibility. Originally qigong has been a form of self-defense, but it turned into a form of exercise that is used to treat different kinds of health conditions and stress.

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Medical Qigong: An alternative therapy for pain

Posted November 11, 2013

Today, many individuals are achieving stress relief, better health and physical fitness through various disciplines within the branches of Chinese medicine like yoga or Tai Chi and acupuncture. Medical Qigong is another branch of traditional Chinese medicine emerging as a cornerstone of many Eastern-influenced alternative medicine practices. Pronounced “chee-kung,” the phrase, literally translated, means “energy of life.”

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Prostate cancer survivors fight fatigue with Qigong

Posted November 4, 2013

The flowing movements and meditative exercises of the mind-body activity Qigong may help survivors of prostate cancer to combat fatigue. These are the findings of a trial study led by Dr. Anita Y. Kinney at the University of New Mexico Cancer Center and Dr. Rebecca Campo at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The study took place at the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah, and was published in Springer’s Journal of Cancer Survivorship.

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New Research – Qi Gong Lowers Blood Pressure

Posted July 4, 2013

A recent study confirms that Qi Gong helps to reduce cases of high blood pressure in patients with pre-hypertension and mild hypertension. Qi Gong is a type of Chinese movement art used to heal the body. Qi Gong encompasses many styles and forms within each style, many of which are traditionally used to benefit specific bodily systems. The researchers concluded that Qi Gong is safe and has a “positive effect on blood pressure and health status in pre and mild hypertension patients.” Based on these findings, the researchers suggest additional research to further explore the medical benefits of Qi Gong with a larger sample size of participants.

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Effects of a Brief Qigong-based Stress Reduction Program (BQSRP) in a distressed Korean population: a randomized trial

Posted May 26, 2013

Distressed individuals in Korea may benefit from the practice of mind–body exercises such as Qigong. However, the effectiveness of such techniques needs to be investigated.

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External Qigong Therapy May Reduce Cocaine Cravings In Early Addiction Recovery

Posted February 27, 2013

Cocaine is one of the most addictive drugs of abuse. Few effective treatments are available to help control cravings and withdrawal symptoms among individuals undergoing therapy to overcome cocaine abuse. Promising results from a study of qigong therapy are published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.

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Qigong Found To Improve Quality Of Life For Breast Cancer Patients

Posted February 5, 2013

Researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have found qigong, an ancient mind-body practice, reduces depressive symptoms and improves quality of life in women undergoing radiotherapy for breast cancer.

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Red yeast rice fortified beverage shows cholesterol busting potential

Posted April 30, 2012

A beverage containing red yeast rice may reduce LDL cholesterol levels by 18%, and offer a blood lipid lowering alternative for people intolerant to statins, says a new study.

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