Wellnessevidence_logo3final

Qi Gong

Research Spotlight

The databases often return HUNDREDS of medical studies for a single therapy/approach. So this section "spotlights" just five - providing a taste of the research available. They were not selected because they are "best," but to provide an introduction to the more extensive research you'll uncover at the 4 databases.

  • A randomized control trial (Japan) suggests Qi gong relaxation exercises improve insulin resistance, glucose metabolism and hence, may be a beneficial treatment for type 2 diabetes patients.
    Access this research on Qi Gong
  • A National Taipei College of Nursing (Taiwan) experimental study found Qi gong therapy may decrease leucopenia (the loss of white blood cells) in breast cancer patients treated with chemotherapy.
    Access this research on Qi Gong
  • In a review of nine randomized control trials, Qi gong was effective at decreasing both systolic and diastolic blood pressure for patients with hypertension.
    Access the research on Qi Gong
  • Beijing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine research shows Qi gong causes an enhancement of brainstem auditory evoked response, along with a depression of cortical responses.
    Access this research on Qi Gong
  • In a review of 5 randomized controlled trials, external Qi gong (involving practitioners directing their qi energy), showed a significant benefit (over control treatment) in terms of pain scores. The evidence was encouraging but not convincing, with larger, placebo-controlled trials needed.
    Access this research on Qi Gong