Qi

Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Chinese Medicine

Energy medicine is becoming more frequently used in supporting patients to attain optimal health. The concept of energy medicine as a holistic practice is introduced and its relationship to physical medicine is discussed. In addition, descriptions of energy systems and modalities that are commonly used are also offered.

Author(s): 
Gulmen, Funda M.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The great similarity of the genomes of humans and other species stimulated us to search for genes regulated by elements associated with human uniqueness, such as the mind-body interaction. DNA microarray technology offers the advantage of analyzing thousands of genes simultaneously, with the potential to determine healthy phenotypic changes in gene expression. The aim of this study was to determine the genomic profile and function of neutrophils in Falun Gong (FLG, an ancient Chinese Qigong) practitioners, with healthy subjects as controls.

Author(s): 
Li, Quan-Zhen
Li, Ping
Garcia, Gabriela E.
Johnson, Richard J.
Feng, Lili
Publication Title: 
International Journal of Cardiology
Author(s): 
Cheng, Tsung O.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)
Author(s): 
Shinnick, Phillip
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)
Author(s): 
Hankey, Alex
McCrum, Sarah
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)
Author(s): 
Sun, Guan-Cheng
Publication Title: 
Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry

This study explores two conflicting models of how patients experience mind-body therapies; these models frame the design of a clinical trial examining the effects of qigong (a traditional Chinese movement therapy) on the immune systems of former cancer patients. Data consist of ethnographic research and in-depth interviews conducted at the Boston teaching hospital where the trial is to take place.

Author(s): 
Kerr, Catherine
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVES: Electrodermal measurements with a Ryodoraku instrument were used to monitor the effects of a 2-day qigong workshop on the body energy of participants. METHODS: Measurements were made of the relative electrical conductivity of 24 acupuncture points on the wrists and feet of 29 subjects. Each subject was measured in the morning and afternoon of each day, and the subjects served as their own control.

Author(s): 
Sancier, Kenneth M.
Publication Title: 
Complementary Therapies in Nursing & Midwifery

Qigong is a form of exercise developed in China over millennia to prevent illness and foster physical and mental health. Despite many claims of the therapeutic effects of Qigong, the fundamental concepts and principles underlying this holistic therapy remain unfamiliar to Western populations. This article helps practitioners to understand the art of Qigong based on three main principles, harmonising the breath, the body and the mind.

Author(s): 
Dorcas, Allen
Yung, Paul
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)
Author(s): 
Sancier, Kenneth M.
Holman, Devatara

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