Energy Arts Specific Research Updates

This resource page is managed by our Research & Education Committee


“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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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.

Read Bibliography Emerging Research Supporting Health Benefits of Qigong & Tai chi Paper

Download Bibliography Emerging Research Supporting Health Benefits of Qigong & Tai chi pdf

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

Tools to Help Understand and Use Research in our Practice

Qigong in Cancer Care

Qigong in Cancer Care

It is hoped that this research will serve as justification and impetus to broaden access to qigong for individuals experiencing cancer as well as to guide adaption of programming for successful practice.

*Klein PJ, Schneider R, Rhoads CJ. Qigong in cancer care: a systematic review and construct analysis of effective Qigong therapy. Support Care Cancer. 2016 Apr 5. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PubMed PMID: 27044279.

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Now, when we tell our students and clients that the mindful meditation component of qigong can improve learning and memory processes, emotion regulation, self-referential processing, and perspective taking, as well as slow brain atrophy associated with Alzheimer’s disease, we can add: And, these claims are supported by scientific evidence from major research centers including Harvard Medical School.

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