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CNN News Aug. 29, 2018

Slow down and live long with qigong

The ancient practice of qigong uses energy to focus the body and mind, and experts are increasingly proving the range of benefits this can have on your health, both physically and mentally.

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Ann Behav Med JAN. 1, 2012

A randomized controlled trial of qigong exercise on fatigue symptoms, functioning, and telomerase activity in persons with chronic fatigue or chronic fatigue syndrome

RT Ho et al

Qigong exercise may be used as an alternative and complementary therapy or rehabilitative program for chronic fatigue and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Cell Transplant DEC. 7, 2016

Adiponectin Potentially Contributes to the Antidepressive Effects of Baduanjin Qigong Exercise in Women With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome-Like Illness

JS Chan et al

Our recent study demonstrates that adiponectin signaling plays a significant role in mediating physical exercise-exerted effects on hippocampal neurogenesis and antidepre …

Parkinsonism Relat Disord MAY 25, 2017

The impact of Tai Chi and Qigong mind-body exercises on motor and non-motor function and quality of life in Parkinson's disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis

R Song et al

Evidence to date supports a potential benefit of TCQ for improving motor function, depression and QOL for individuals with PD, and validates the need for additional large …

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