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Qigong Practiced Regularly Produces Significant Benefits for Fibromyalgia Patients

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www.ProHealth.com • September 25, 2013


Extension trial of qigong for fibromyalgia: a quantitative and qualitative study.

By J Sawynok, M. Lynch and D. Marcon

Abstract:


This extension trial is an open-label observational trial of 20 subjects with fibromyalgia who undertook level 2 Chaoyi Fanhuan Qigong (CFQ) training following an earlier controlled trial of level 1 CFQ.

Subjects practiced 60 min/day for 8 weeks and continued some daily practice for 6 months. Quantitative measures, assessed at baseline, 8 weeks, 4 and 6 months, were of pain, impact, sleep, physical and mental functions, and practice time. Qualitative comments also were recorded.

  • Compared to baselines, CFQ practice led to significant improvements in pain, impact, sleep, and physical function in the 13 subjects (65%) who completed the trial; changes were present at 8 weeks and were maintained for the 6-month trial duration.

  • A highly motivated subgroup of N = 5, who practiced the most, had the best outcomes in terms of end symptomology, and qualitative comments indicated health benefits in other domains as well.

  • Qualitative comments by the remaining N = 8 trial completers and N = 7 withdrawals indicate different experiences with the practice.

This extension trial indicates that diligent CFQ practice over time produces significant health gains in fibromyalgia in a subset of individuals. Future studies will need to address factors that might predispose to favourable outcomes.

Source: Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2013. By J Sawynok, M. Lynch and D. Marcon. Department of Pharmacology, Dalhousie University, 5850 College Street, P.O. Box 15000, Halifax, NS, Canada B3H 4R2.




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