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Harvard Meta-Analysis on Qigong and Cancer

Harvard Researcher Peter Wayne Meta-analysis on Qigong and Cancer


A very interesting article about the benefits of qigong during cancer challenges was recently published. Peter Wayne of Harvard University published a meta study review of 22 studies, of which 15 were randomized control research studies with 1,283 participants. He found that TCQ shows promise in addressing cancer-related symptoms and QOL in cancer survivors.




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Qigong Exercises for Diabetes

Qigong exercise has shown promising results in clinical experience and in randomized, controlled pilot studies for affecting aspects of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) including blood glucose, triglycerides, total cholesterol, weight, BMI and insulin resistance.

Qigong Exercises for the Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Amy L. Putiri, Jacqueline R. Close, Harold Ryan Lilly, Nathalie Guillaume, and Guan-Cheng Sun, Wen Liu, Academic Editor

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Qigong Prevents memory deficits and cognitive decline

Qigong and Memory - Preventing memory deficits and cognitive decline


Objectively using MRI imaging, this study showed that Qigong and Tai Chi can increase gray matter in the brain in older adults. It showed that there truly are physical changes in the brain with qigong, when practiced for twelve weeks.   The first article’s results demonstrate the potential of Tai Chi Chuan and Baduanjin exercise for the prevention of memory deficits in older adults. The second article’s findings demonstrate the potential of Tai Chi Chuan and Baduanjin exercises in preventing cognitive decline.

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Know the Evidence May 2017 Updated Review

Know the Evidence May 2017 Updated Review Of Current Metastudy Research on Qigong


The NQA Research and Education Committee is happy to share with you this important information on the current state of research on qigong.

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Tai Chi and Qigong for Insomnia

Tai Chi and Qigong for Insomnia

UCLA has been doing high quality research in qigong and tai chi practiced as qigong. This RCT study showed significant impact on insomnia, and the low cost and easy access to tai chi was emphasized as well making tai chi an excellent option for people suffering from insomnia.

 

Excerpts from UCLA Press Release

UCLA study shows that slow-moving meditation practice  works just as well as talk therapy, and better than medication.

New UCLA research shows that tai chi, a form of slow-moving meditation, is just as effective as cognitive behavioral therapy, which has been considered the “gold standard” treatment, with both showing enduring benefits over one year.

 

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Recommendation: May 2017 issue of Harvard HealthBeat cites Tai Chi moves (aka qigong)

May 2017 issue of Harvard HealthBeat  newsletter addresses balance, and highlights tai chi moves (aka qigong) as one of the ways to improve balance.

 

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Cultivating life energy, Qigong in Cancer Care

Cultivating life energy, Qigong in Cancer Care

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Qigong in Cancer Care: Theory, Evidence-Base, and Practice.

 

Qigong in Cancer Care: Theory, Evidence-Base, and Practice.  Author: Penelope Klein.

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Important Qigong and Breast Cancer Study -April 2017

Qigong and Breast Cancer Study -April 2017

 

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Tools for Teachers - Respected Organizations Endorse Qigong

The NQA Research and Education Committee is happy to provide this handout for qigong instructors to use in support of qigong programs.

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Evidence Based Practice: Part 2 The Proof

The NQA Research and Education Committee is happy to present the second part of series on Evidence Based Practice to help qigong instructors understand and apply research in their practice.

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Evidence Based Practice: Part 1 Know the Basics

The NQA Research and Education Committee is happy to present the first part in a series to help qigong instructors understand and apply research findings in their practice.

 

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MEDITATION CAN CHANGE YOUR BRAIN

From the NQA Research and Education Committee

MEDITATION CAN CHANGE YOUR BRAIN

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