Qigong exercise

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Qigong exercise or Baduanjin Qigong is a Chinese mind-body treatment involving the use of physical activity / gentle exercise and breathing contol.[1][2]

Theory[edit | edit source]

Evidence[edit | edit source]

Evidence for Qigong in patients with ME/CFS is limited and involves only small studies, with fatigue but not post-exertional malaise or exertion or exercise intolerance being a primary outcome.[2]

Clinicians[edit | edit source]

Risks and safety[edit | edit source]

Costs and availability[edit | edit source]

Notable studies[edit | edit source]

  • 2021, Efficacy of Qigong Exercise for Treatment of Fatigue: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis[1] - (Full text)

Learn more[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Wang, Rui; Huang, Xueyan; Wu, Yeqi; Sun, Dai (2021). "Efficacy of Qigong Exercise for Treatment of Fatigue: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis". Frontiers in Medicine. 8: 684058. doi:10.3389/fmed.2021.684058. ISSN 2296-858X. PMC 8257957. PMID 34239889.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Khanpour Ardestani, Samaneh; Karkhaneh, Mohammad; Stein, Eleanor; Punja, Salima; Junqueira, Daniela R.; Kuzmyn, Tatiana; Pearson, Michelle; Smith, Laurie; Olson, Karin; Vohra, Sunita (July 2021). "Systematic Review of Mind-Body Interventions to Treat Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". Medicina. 57 (7): 652. doi:10.3390/medicina57070652. PMC 8305555. PMID 34202826.