15 Randomized control trials demonstrated that  practice of Qigong significantly improved a range of health parameters including bone density, blood pressure, lipid profile, mental health and well-being, self-efficacy and quality of life. The Qigong for Health and Fitness Program is based on the following research evidence on Qigong for health. 


 

Cheung JLF, Lo DY, Fong T et al., “Randomised controlled trial of Qigong in the treatment of mild essential hypertension,” Journal of Human Hypertension, vol. 19, no. 9, pp. 697–704, 2005.

Chen HH, Yeh ML, Lee FY. The effects of baduanjin qigong in the prevention of bone loss for middle-aged women. The American Journal of Chinese Medicine. 2006; 34:741–747.

Cheung BMY, Lo JLF, Fong DYT, et al. Randomised controlled trial of qigong in the treatment of mild essential hypertension. Journal of Human Hypertension. 2005; 19:697–704.

Johansson M, Hassmen P, and Jouper J, “Acute effects of ´ Qigong exercise on mood and anxiety,” International Journal of Stress Management, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 199–207, 2008.

Kim KB, Cohen SM, Oh HK, and Sok SR, “The effects of meridian exercise on anxiety, depression, and self-esteem of female college students in Korea,” Holistic Nursing Practice, vol. 18, no. 5, pp. 230–234, 2004.

Lee MS, Lee MS, Kim HJ, Choi ES. Effects of qigong on blood pressure, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and other lipid levels in essential hypertension patients. International Journal of Neuroscience. 2004; 114:777–786.

Lee MS, Lee MS, Choi ES, Chung HT. Effects of qigong on blood pressure, blood pressure determinants and ventilatory function in middle-aged patients with essential hypertension. The American Journal of Chinese Medicine. 2003; 31:489–497.

Lee MS, Lim HJ, Lee MS. Impact of qigong exercise on self-efficacy and other cognitive perceptual variables in patients with essential hypertension. The Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine. 2004; 10:675–680.

Lee M, Soo Lee M, Kim H, Moon S. Qigong reduced blood pressure and catecholamine levels of patients with essential hypertension. International Journal of Neuroscience. 2003; 113:1691.

Manzaneque JM, Vera FM, Maldonado EF, et al. Assessment of immunological parameters following a qigong training program. Medical Science Monitor. 2004; 10:CR264–70.

Oh B, Butow P, Mullan B et al., “Impact of medical Qigong on quality of life, fatigue, mood and inflammation in cancer patients: a randomized controlled trial,”Annals of Oncology, vol. 21, no. 3, article mdp479, pp. 608–614, 2009.

Tsang HWH, Mok CK, Yeung YTA, Chan SYC. The effect of qigong on general and psychosocial health of elderly with chronic physical illnesses: A randomized clinical trial. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2003; 18:441–9.

Tsang HWH, Fung KMT, Chan ASM, Lee G, Chan F. Effect of a qigong exercise programme on elderly with depression. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2006; 21:890–7.

Trott P von, Wiedemann AM, Ludtke R, Reißhauer A, Willich SN, and Witt CM, “Qigong and exercise therapy for elderly patients with chronic neck pain (QIBANE): a randomized controlled study,” Journal of Pain, vol. 10, no. 5, pp. 501–508, 2009.

Yang Y, Verkuilen J, Rosengren KS, et al. Effects of a taiji and qigong intervention on the antibody response to influenza vaccine in older adults. American Journal of Chinese Medicine. 2007; 35:597–607. 

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