Energy Arts Specific Research UpdatesThis 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
Read the Know the Evidence Paper
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.
Tools for Teachers to Promote Qigong
Qigong in Cancer Care: Theory, Evidence-Base, and Practice. Author: Penelope Klein. This important research paper can help physicians understand the benefits of qigong for cancer patients and can be used by NQA members to approach cancer care centers about offering a...read more
Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Part 2: The Proof A report of the NQA Research and Education Committee, read...read more
Evidence-Based Practice: Part 1. The Basics Download paper. [Right mouse click | Save as ] read...read more
How are you doing spreading the word about the benefits of Qigong? read...read more
A “Respected Medical Organizations Endorse Qigong” Handout was developed by the Research and Education Committee as a companion to the “What is Qigong” handout. read...read more
Tai chi found to have added value as compared to standard PT for individuals with osteoarthritis of the knee
Tai chi found to have added value as compared to standard PT for individuals with osteoarthritis of the knee read...read more
So much research, so little translation to practice. This journey will be long and challenging, but worth it!
So much research, so little translation to practice. This journey will be long and challenging, but worth it! read...read more
Qigong Institute – Promoting Qigong and Energy Medicine Through Research and Education read...read more
Qigong found superior to Tai Chi, usual care, other exercise and education for management of depression.
Qigong found superior to Tai Chi, usual care, other exercise and education for management of depression. read...read more
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.
Tools for Teachers: “What is Qigong” handout This tool is designed for our members to use with clients and offer as a handout to students in their movement classes. It offers a general description of what is qigong and the benefits of consistent qigong practice, as...read more
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.