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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.

 

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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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Emerging Research Bibliography

Emerging Research Supporting Health Benefits of Qigong Exercise and Tai Chi practiced as Qigong: 2010 through 2014. A Bibliography.

  • A search and review of the literature for high quality research studies resulted in identification of 64 articles: 53 primary, randomized controlled clinical studies and 11 literature reviews validating therapeutic benefit of qigong exercise and tai chi practiced as qigong.
  • The assembled bibliography was then categorized into clinical areas including cancer care, fall prevention, cardiac and cardiovascular, pulmonary care, healthy aging, stress management and immune support quality of life, general health benefits,  Bone Health, Parkinson’s , Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Obesity, Diabetes, Neurologic, and Mode of delivery.
  • It is the hoped that this bibliographic effort will serve as a resource in advancement of qigong exercise practice in health promotion and integrative health care.
  • This bibliography is a service of the National Qigong Association, Research and Education Committee.


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Know the Evidence Meta Study Review

“Know the Evidence” Meta Study Review

  • The legitimacy of any healthcare intervention is grounded by research evidence. The ‘Know the Evidence’ resource is commentary on the most current systematic reviews and meta-analyses rather than the reporting of individual studies.
  • Systematic reviews and meta-analyses are among the top level of the hierarchy of research evidence. They provide a comprehensive review of all relevant studies on a particular clinical or health-related topic/question.
  • This paper is intended to inform our membership and the public on the most current evidence of effectiveness of qigong (and tai chi practiced as qigong) therapy.
  • ‘Know the Evidence’ is a service of the National Qigong Association, Research and Education Committee


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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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Tools for Teachers - What is Qigong handout

The NQA Research and Education Committee is happy to provide qigong instructors with this handout to that describes what is qigong and some of its benefits.

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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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Qigong Institute

Please explore this valuable collection of research on qigong at www.QigongInstitute.org. The Qigong Institute is a quality partner of the NQA for promoting qigong excellence.

MEDITATION CAN CHANGE YOUR BRAIN

From the NQA Research and Education Committee

MEDITATION CAN CHANGE YOUR BRAIN

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